NEWPORT, R.I. — The project focused on Easton’s Beach and Oakland Beach — beaches with historical trends of increased bacteria levels — for the years 2015-2017.
PROVIDENCE — Bowing to pressure from nearly every corner of the community, Mayor Jorge Elorza has dropped his support for legislation to monetize the city’s public water system.
PROVIDENCE — Despite a lack of oversight and concerns about possible health risks, the city is moving forward with a 5G wireless communication network.
PROVIDENCE — Opponents of the sale or lease of Providence Water say the goal of a public water supply should be clean drinking water, not closing budget gaps.
PROVIDENCE — City officials made a persuasive argument for leveraging the Scituate Reservoir and the municipal water system to improve its ailing pension system, but the public was having none it.
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.