The North American population of an endangered seabird, most of which nest on a few small islands in Buzzards Bay, is higher than at any time since 1987, providing scientists with a touch of optimism.
A decision to add two species of river herring to the federal endangered species list is due from the National Marine Fisheries Service, and it could have significant implications for southeastern New England.
While Rhode Island’s reptiles and amphibians haven’t experienced the level of habitat loss and disease that occurs in Southeast Asia or the tropics, the crisis here is real.
There is just one population of eastern spadefoot toads left in Rhode Island.
Diamondback terrapins are among the rarest turtles in the Northeast, and the only ones that spend most of their lives in salt marshes and other quiet brackish waters.
The southeast Asian box turtle is the most heavily trafficked turtle in the world — captured and sold for food and medicine and for the pet trade.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and its partners have finalized a plan to address the destructive effects of the emerald ash borer on the state’s ash resources.
For at least two decades, many people who provide seed to feed the songbirds in their backyard have provided anecdotal evidence of an increase in the number of bird-eating hawks that visit their feeders. Now data prove it.
The bird, named Bert by fishermen who were hand-feeding it fish, appeared healthy and unharmed, but the attention it generated from a crowd of curiosity-seekers likely raised its stress level.
Last year more rare New England cottontails were raised at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence and the Queens Zoo in New York City and released into the wild than ever before.
After just two years of operation of the nation’s first offshore wind facility — the much-heralded Block Island Wind Farm — there is still a great deal unknown about their long-term environmental impact.
The American woodcock is in trouble. For the past four decades, the woodcock population has been decreasing range-wide at roughly 1.2 percent annually.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy are working with partners to restore and strengthen salt-marsh habitat at the John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge.
Decisions about whether to build, remove, or modify dams involve complex trade-offs that are often accompanied by social and political conflict.