PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island won’t be regulating perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a class of toxic chemicals commonly known as PFASs. But it will continue testing for them.
KINGSTON, R.I. — The world is embracing wireless technology just as some health experts and safety advocates say there should be less exposure to the invisible waves of energy and radiation.
BRISTOL, R.I. — Roger Williams University professor David Taylor is studying the methylmercury content in the tissue of popular fish species caught in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island Sound, and Block Island Sound.
PROVIDENCE — Light poles and traffic lights are getting cluttered with electronic equipment and it’s expected to get worse as new wireless communication networks spread across Rhode Island.
A debate is emerging about “secondhand chemotherapy,” as concern grows that chemo drugs may be having an impact on those who manufacture the drugs, the pharmacists who compound them, the nurses who administer them, and family and friends who assist cancer patients.
The Conservation Law Foundation recently filed petitions with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management to combat stormwater pollution.
The Rhode Island departments of environmental management, health, and Elementary and Secondary Education are enlisting the support of local school districts to protect schoolchildren from breathing excessive amounts of diesel exhaust emissions.
A recently released report reveals that major retail companies are making slow but meaningful progress at improving the chemical safety of the products, food, and packaging they sell.
Rhode Island’s 19 major wastewater treatment facilities treat 120 million gallons of waste daily.
WARWICK, R.I. — Last Sunday evening, when a concrete sewer line collapsed and unleashed an estimated 300,000 gallons of untreated sewage, two homes on Armory Drive and another on Trent Avenue were among the first places to smell the problem.
PROVIDENCE — The most recent Providence Water test found elevated levels of lead in drinking water in some homes and buildings.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — The differences in the siting of Ocean State Power and the Clear River Energy Center show how much Rhode Island’s environmental concerns have waned.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. — A catalyst for the birth of the Industrial Revolution, the Blackstone River, an American Heritage River, has served for 25 years as a catalyst to spur tourism, thanks to the many voyages of the Explorer.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — The state departments of environmental management and health are advising the public that clinging jellyfish, a species that can have a powerful sting for those who are sensitive to it, have been found in Point Judith Pond.