Since President Obama's State of the Union lacked details on he was going to address the accelerating climate change problems while touting his "all-of-the above" energy policy that was buoyed up by domestic "fracking" of oil and gas (http://huff.to/1ef18HS v) and the need to Fast Track trade deals like the Trans Pacific Partnership that “protect the environment (the opposite of what leaked documents indicated)”, I was not excited when he later said "if congress won't act, then I will."
Providence is looking to become more friendly for cyclists. Plans are in the works to bring a bike share program to the big city, and the new iteration of Bike Providence was released recently. These are trends that bode well not only for Rhode Island's environment, but also for its economy, as Providence tries to woo young professionals to move in and revitalize the neighborhoods that were emptied out by the exodus to the suburbs.
By ERIN X. SMITHERS / 09.20/13 - Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
A glimpse of autumn is on the single branch of this tree. — at Roger Williams Park.