Mercury bioaccumulates in fish muscle tissue, also known as the filet. (istock)

Mercury bioaccumulates in fish muscle tissue, also known as the filet. (istock)

BRISTOL, R.I. — Roger Williams University professor David Taylor is studying the methylmercury content in the tissue of six popular fish species caught in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island Sound, and Block Island Sound.



Equipment that looks like 5G transmitters and antennas have been appearing in Providence, along state roads, and on the campus of the University of Rhode Island. (Stephen Dahl)

Equipment that looks like 5G transmitters and antennas have been appearing in Providence, along state roads, and on the campus of the University of Rhode Island. (Stephen Dahl)

PROVIDENCE — Where this higher-radiation infrastructure is being installed in Rhode Island and how much telecommunication companies are paying to use public property are state secrets.


A Transportation and Climate Action Strategy for Rhode Island

As the challenge of climate warming dogs us, the transportation sector is frequently overlooked as a key contributing sector. Opinion

Nearly 11 percent of the state’s population suffers from the chronic lung disease. (istock)

Nearly 11 percent of the state’s population suffers from the chronic lung disease. (istock)

Several Rhode Island municipalities are considering restrictions on other plastics, such as Mylar balloons, like this one that was blowing around a boat launch in Portsmouth. (Joanna Detz/ecoRI News)

Several Rhode Island municipalities are considering restrictions on other plastics, such as Mylar balloons, like this one that was blowing around a boat launch in Portsmouth. (Joanna Detz/ecoRI News)

New study claims such development would address Rhode Island’s housing shortage and grow jobs. (istock)

New study claims such development would address Rhode Island’s housing shortage and grow jobs. (istock)


Birds and Bees Expert: Longtime New Englander Caught Natural History Bug

KINGSTON, R.I. — The artifacts scattered about David Gregg’s office at the Rhode Island Natural History Survey provide a good idea of what he does for a living.


RIDOT Wants Money from Bicycle, Pedestrian Projects

PROVIDENCE — Nearly $28 million would be redirected to pay for street paving and bridge repair work that would largely ignore alternative modes of transportation. Public hearings are scheduled for Feb. 25 and 28.