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Dutch Elm Disease Takes Toll on Urban Canopy

PROVIDENCE — Elmhurst, Elmwood, Elmgrove. In a city with neighborhoods, streets and diners named after the stately elm, the iconic tree is increasingly in peril. In late March, another century-old American elm was felled on the property of the John Brown House on the city’s East Side. Over the past two and a half years, elms on the property have been succumbing to disease.

 

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Sand Dunes Trampled at Newport Road Race

NEWPORT, R.I. — City officials want the organizer of the Newport Marathon to pay for repairs to sand dunes damaged during the popular Oct. 12 road races.

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Meat-Eating Plants Losing Their Dining Room

Across the United States, including here in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the preferred habitats of carnivorous plant species — acidic bogs and wetlands — are being filled in and built upon.

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