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Environmental Icons Bill McKibben, Mark Jacobson and Mark Ruffalo Endorse 'When the Wind Blows'

Stacy Clark | Posted 10.16.2015 | Books
Stacy Clark

Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) next month, When the Wind Blows is receiving shining endorsements from leading environmental experts.

5 Things to Know When Trying Paddleboard Yoga

Marlynn Wei, MD, JD | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Marlynn Wei, MD, JD

The first time I saw stand up paddleboarding (or "SUP-ing" as it's known), I was on a beautiful cove in Gloucester, Massachusetts. A young teen was gliding on the water in the distance along the rocky shoreline. It looked both peaceful and freeing--a hybrid somewhere between kayaking and surfing.

Offshore Wind Power Gets Foothold In U.S.

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

NEW SHOREHAM, Rhode Island, July 27 (Reuters) - Rhode Island's Deepwater Wind will start installing the foundations for North America's first offshore...

7 Small Islands That Should Be On Your Radar

Travelzoo | Posted 11.26.2014 | Travel

There are many smaller, closer-to-home islands that are loaded with local charm without the high price tag (or long plane ride).

9 Family-friendly Labor Day Getaways You Can Afford

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

If you should go on any vacation, it should be during the upcoming Labor Day weekend from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. The holiday is, after all, dedicated to American workers and their contributions to the country.

Meet Edie

Kathleen Smith | Posted 08.03.2014 | Women
Kathleen Smith

Always reach out to other people. People like to help people. It makes them feel good. They don't have to give you the time and help -- just the fact that you asked [is important].

Your East Coast Summer Sorted | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel

As East Coast city dwellers prepare for their seasonal exodus to the beaches of Maine, Massachusetts and more, we share the lowdown on five quintessential summer escapes.

Wetherbee's Art on Block Island

Jack Lynch | Posted 05.31.2012 | Books
Jack Lynch

I have been asked about where the idea for SWORD came from. A fair question. When I first came to Block Island in the late 1970s, I was struck by the...

Beach Towns Hurry To Prepare For Labor Day Tourism

AP | By WAYNE PARRY | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business

SPRING LAKE, N.J. -- If you fix it, they will come. That's the mantra – and the desperate hope – of tourism-dependent towns along the Eas...

Block Island Wind Farm Proposal Clears Key Hurdle

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WARWICK, R.I. — The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday approved a power purchase agreement for a proposed wind farm off the c...

69 Clams (PHOTOS)

Max Watman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Max Watman

Mine may seem like an unrealistic enthusiasm for the digging of clams, but there's something about it that grabs you.

The Sea as Sanatorium

Alex Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alex Henry

What once bored me about the beach--its uneventfulness--is now the source of its appeal.