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Farms, if managed properly, can be effective carbon sinks. (Frank Carini/ecoRI News)

Farms, if managed properly, can be effective carbon sinks. (Frank Carini/ecoRI News)

PROVIDENCE — Farming and the climate crisis are interconnected even in relatively farm-scarce southern New England. But local farming operations, including fishing and aquaculture, are increasingly considered part of the climate-adaptation solution and may even help to mitigate global warming.


The study shows that sunlight causes the plastics to physically break down and degrade chemically. (istock)

The study shows that sunlight causes the plastics to physically break down and degrade chemically. (istock)

A recently published study published by researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution found that polystyrene, better known as Styrofoam, may degrade in decades or centuries when exposed to sunlight, rather than thousands of years as previously thought.

A Rhode Island scientist is co-leading a collaborative effort to determine if New England’s only hard coral species could provide a solution to the coral bleaching problem in the tropics. (ecoRI News)

A Rhode Island scientist is co-leading a collaborative effort to determine if New England’s only hard coral species could provide a solution to the coral bleaching problem in the tropics. (ecoRI News)

A new assessment has revealed that striped bass off the Atlantic Coast are being depleted faster than they can replenish.

A new assessment has revealed that striped bass off the Atlantic Coast are being depleted faster than they can replenish.

Ana Duque is the owner of Green Tenderfoot, a zero-waste company she started in July that allows customers to buy products that lower their waste footprints. (Grace Kelly/ecoRI News)

Ana Duque is the owner of Green Tenderfoot, a zero-waste company she started in July that allows customers to buy products that lower their waste footprints. (Grace Kelly/ecoRI News)



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