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See for Yourself How Polluted Stormwater Reaches Mashapaug Pond
by Max Greene

It’s raining in Providence right now. And that means water is running across the city’s rooftops, roads, and parking lots, picking up pollutants like oil and animal waste, and depositing them into water bodies like Mashapaug Pond. The term for this polluted rainwater is stormwater runoff, and it’s one of the reasons Mashapaug Pond has…

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Generation to Generation; Crisis to Crisis
by John Kassel

Fifty years ago this week the world was gripped by the Cuban Missile Crisis, then unfolding. It was the low point, perhaps, of the cold war, a several-decade period in which hundreds of millions of people got used to the idea that absolute, global catastrophe could be just 20 minutes away.

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Single-Stream Recycling for Rhode Island: Let’s make it work
by Kim Twist

Recently, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation attempted to make recycling easier for Rhode Islanders by creating “single-stream recycling.” Now households do not have to separate paper from plastic – everything can go in the same bin and other items can also now be recycled, such as plastic cups, tissue paper and just about any plastic container 2 gallons or less in volume. Sounds simple and great, right? Sadly, it hasn’t caught on yet.

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Calculate Your Own Carbon Footprint: Then Come See Carbon Nation
by Kim Twist

Ever wondered what your own carbon footprint looks like? Calculate it here. Once you’ve done that, make plans to come see Carbon Nation on October 25 at 6:00 PM at the Metcalf Auditorium in the Chace Center at RISD. Carbon Nation stands on the side of pioneers who want to find Solutions…who want to stop…

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Figured Out a Solution to Your Carbon Footprint Yet?
by Kim Twist

Me neither. That’s why I’m going to see Carbon Nation on October 25, 2010 at the Metcalf Auditorium at RISD. Details are here on how to get your tickets. Since its Premiere at The Washington Environmental Film Festival on March 28th Carbon Nation has had over 70 screenings and is headed for a major NYC…