maple http://ripr.org en Food as Medicine: A Promising Pharmaceutical in New England’s Pantry http://ripr.org/post/food-medicine-promising-pharmaceutical-new-england-s-pantry <p>Humans have been raiding nature’s drug store for millennia, coaxing everything from painkillers to beauty treatments from plants. But scientists believe there’s much more to discover. And those discoveries might be waiting closer to home than you think. Now, a University of Rhode Island researcher has found some promising properties in one of New Englanders’ favorite foods.</p><p></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:09:37 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17853 at http://ripr.org Food as Medicine: A Promising Pharmaceutical in New England’s Pantry Invasive Beetle and Borer: "We're Pretty Much Surrounded" http://ripr.org/post/invasive-beetle-and-borer-were-pretty-much-surrounded <p>The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is once again urging summer campers <em>not</em> to move firewood from outside the state. That’s to keep from spreading a couple of tree-killing invasive insects, which, so far, haven’t shown up in Rhode Island. But this year, they’re closer than ever.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:38:24 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17612 at http://ripr.org Invasive Beetle and Borer: "We're Pretty Much Surrounded"