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.
PROVIDENCE — Bruce H. Corliss, dean of the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, was recently presented a service award from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.
With federal funding and state assistance, The Nature Conservancy’s fish surveys of upper Narragansett Bay began in 2015.
Little is known about how marine life will respond to the electromagnetic fields emanating from the spiderweb of cables carrying electricity from offshore wind-power installations, but a new series of studies suggests that some organisms will definitely be impacted.
A double whammy of plastic pollution and climate change is endangering environmental and human health. The time to act is now.
The peaks and canyons of Cashes Ledge create nutrient- and oxygen-rich currents that support diverse habitats.
Unrelenting pressures and mounting uses in Rhode Island alone highlight the amount of stress human beings are inflicting upon the marine environment.
Nearly 350 ocean sunfish have been found stranded along the New England coast during the past decade.
The appearance of sea potatoes along the Rhode Island coast is significant because it has crossed a major biogeography boundary.
The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, the only national monument in the Atlantic Ocean, remains controversial more than two years after it was created.
A year after the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale population produced zero calves for the first time on record, the animals have given birth to seven calves so far this winter.
A recent diving technology test off the coast of Portsmouth, R.I., successfully demonstrated the deployment and utility of an “underwater tent” that allows its occupants to essentially camp out underwater.
PROVIDENCE — Shoreline development is on the rise in Rhode Island, as the 10-member board of the Coastal Resources Management Council continues to approve new projects.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection recently issued a unique “watershed permit” to the four towns sharing the Pleasant Bay watershed, Brewster, Chatham, Harwich, and Orleans.