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Today’s Solutions: July 19, 2024

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Rhode Island governor signs order to change state name over slavery ties

The official full name of Rhode Island is “The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations,” but this is set to change after the governor signed an executive order to shorten the name to just “Rhode Island", detaching any official ties to slavery.  Many people are not even aware of Read More...

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Meet the ocean farmer who grows food that cleans up pollution in the Atlantic

What if locals in your area called you the “Oyster Wench”? For Catherine Puckett, it’s the highest honor there is. Puckett, who lives on an island off the coast of Rhode Island, represents a new generation of ocean farmers, one whose singular connection to the water is coupled with a passion Read More...

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Rhode Island to prohibit restaurants from offering plastic straws

Movements condemning the use of single-use plastics are growing stronger, with plastic straws being singled out as one of the main culprits that pollute our oceans. And for good reason: In the US alone, over 500 million plastic straws are used every day, with the majority of those ending up in Read More...