JAMESTOWN, R.I. — The hard coral off the shores of southern New England isn’t nearly as glamorous as its tropical counterparts, but it could play a vital role in determining the size and depth of the world’s plastic footprint.
PROVIDENCE — The recent public meeting showcasing Navy training, testing and military exercises planned for the East Cost, including Narragansett Bay, offered access to Navy scientists and mountains of data, but attendees were frustrated by the format of the gathering and by the ethical and environmental issues raised by next year's war games.
PROVIDENCE — Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., says there will be no live weapons fired off the coast of Rhode Island during Navy training exercises scheduled for November 2018.
The Navy intends to fire missiles, rockets, lasers, grenades and torpedoes, detonate mines and explosive buoys, and use all types of sonar in a series of live war exercises in inland and offshore waters along the East Coast.
JAMESTOWN, R.I. — There is nothing yet linking the Block Island Wind Farm to the death of humpback whales, but that hasn't stopped anti-wind and conservative groups from making the connection.
Beaches are a critical component of Narragansett Bay’s recreational appeal, and beach closures reduce the quality of life for both residents and tourists.
Plankton expert Tatiana Rynearson, URI professor of oceanography, provides answers to some of the pressing questions about Narragansett Bay's latest toxic bloom.
In Rhode Island state ocean waters, the nation’s first wind farm is operational and generating power. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has contracted the University of Rhode Island to document the effects of the Block Island Wind Farm on recreation and tourism.
University of Rhode Island researchers and students have created an interactive, multimedia story about one laboratory's work to map underwater habitats throughout several national parks along the East Coast.
WESTPORT, Mass. — The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School for Marine Science & Technology researchers were recently awarded $525,967 by the Environmental Protection Agency to determine whether the development of oyster colonies can restore estuaries and salt ponds endangered by high nitrogen levels.
NEWPORT, R.I. — They look like small, floating Dumpsters, they work much like pool skimmers and they need to be treated like boats. Their job is to keep Newport Harbor clean — a task not limited to cleaning up after people.