Liking flower grenades.
July 6, 2011 – 2pm: We are pulling this story for 24 hours. Waiting on a response from the city. In 2004, the City passed a regulation in its Zoning Ordinance (Sec. 425.1, “Removal of Significant Trees”) that protects trees that are 32 inches in diameter or greater (measured 4.5 feet above the ground), regardless of location. No “Significant Tree” …
Now when someone is required to plant street trees, this is what I want to see. Those are all brand new trees on the left outside the soon to open Brown Medical School in the Jewelry District. Not only are there numerous large new trees here, the parking lane has been removed to widen the sidewalk! I’m pretty sure these …
Post energy crisis cities, making driving difficult, 20’s Plenty, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean ROV Submarine Demo at Community Boating Center, July 7
The Better World Challenge breaks free from this bubble with a design competition addressing high-impact social issues. Open to all students, the challenge takes the Better World by Design conference beyond the weekend, engaging real issues, generating creative solutions and showcasing students’ innovative ideas.
Filmmaker Ranson Riggs short film about the Salton Sea.
Video showing off the 27 cubic meter carbon neutral Cube Project home.
In June, the top 10 artists/art associations will begin to put their creative imprints on ten refrigerators that will be placed throughout Downtown Providence for the summer months of 2011. National Grid has developed this “cool idea” to raise awareness of energy efficiency and recycling and to support local culture and the arts.
Fake trees in the stumps on Weybosset Street.
“Elmer the Elm” loses his head.
Interest-free loans are available to qualified Providence residents to make energy efficiency improvements to their homes. The loans are part of a program made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Reader submitted photo Yesterday we were getting reader reports that mature trees where being torn down at Riverview Plaza on Pitman Street (where Eastside Marketplace is located). After a bit of confusion and reports from people in the area, we received photographs from a reader showing that the trees in question were removed from the driveway nearest the Boston Sports …
The Warwick Beacon reports on an open house at Rocky Point on June 6th. Also, State Rep. Frank Ferri’s proposed bond issue of $10 million to acquire the remaining 83 acres of land at Rocky Point.
This has been all over the interwebs this week, so I’m playing along: This Google Earth tool allows you to lay the oil spill* over a familiar piece of the Earth to allow you to grasp the size of the spill. Here we see, it is bigger than Rhode Island. * Notice how I can just say, “the oil spill.” …
Video from WJAR-TV Providence, extended footage at WCVB-TV Boston In the media we’ve been hearing a lot of talk about solutions to these flooding issues. People in areas prone to flooding wanting solutions from the government, etc. The fact is, there isn’t really a solution. If the Pawtuxet or other rivers want to leave their banks, they will. But that …
The Woonasquatucket, this afternoon. Not high tide yet.
Walked from Waterplace to Eagle Square earlier (almost had to swim at one point):