TAUNTON, Mass. — Work is underway to remove the West Britannia Dam, a river restoration project that will complete a 12-year initiative to remove obsolete dams on the Mill River.Read More
KINGSTON, R.I. — A University of Rhode Island doctoral student who surveyed the state for freshwater turtles and studied their habitat preferences has discovered that the once-common spotted turtle is in trouble, largely because of habitat disturbance.
A new study confirms what marine mammal researchers have suspected for a while: North Atlantic right whales use nearly the entire eastern seaboard during the winter, and they move around a lot more than was previously thought.Read More
A growing cadre of biologists and ornithologists from around the country have been banding saw-whet owls regularly since the early 2000s, to get an idea of the bird’s movement patterns and population distribution.Read More
Biologists at the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the University of Rhode Island have deployed bat detectors throughout the state to collect information about the movements and migration behavior of local bat populations.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management recently reported that small concentrations of orange-striped oakworm caterpillars have begun defoliating trees in areas of western Rhode Island.Read More
A $700,000 Massachusetts state grant was recently awarded to help advance the restoration of the Herring River estuary in Wellfleet and Truro, one of the largest ecological restoration projects in the Northeast.Read More