SAUNDERSTOWN, R.I. — The Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island sees about 5,000 animals annually, with birds, rabbits, and squirrels leading the way.
KINGSTON, R.I. — Rhode Island has been awarded a $1.1 million grant for a five-year study of coyotes to be conducted by the Rhode Island Natural History Survey and The Conservation Agency.
A month-long survey of the deep waters from Georges Bank to the continental shelf south of Rhode Island has turned up an unexpectedly large number of a little-known whale.
KINGSTON, R.I. — As efforts are being undertaken to protect salt marshes from the rising sea, scientists may be ignoring an unexpectedly important player in this environmental drama.
The practice of biocontrol has its critics, but for many invasive pests that are well established there is no alternative.
Most were shearwaters, long-winged birds that skim the surface of the waves as they search for marine organisms on which to feed. Last year at this time, however, many were unexpectedly dying.
KINGSTON, R.I. — After more than 10 years of research, scientists at the University of Rhode Island have released a species of moth collected from Ukraine to help control invasive black and pale swallow-worts.
The emerald ash borer, a destructive forest insect from Asia, has been found for the first time in Rhode Island.
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — Josh Beuth, the biologist who oversees the banding of 600 to 800 resident geese each summer, said the state’s population of non-migratory geese was established in the late 1980s.
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Work recently began on the second phase of a $290,000 project to remove the designated “high-hazard” dam at the Shady Lea Mill and restore the natural free-flowing river channel.
The crab’s discovery in Rhode Island waters may be a sign of a northward expansion due to warming waters, but it also may have been released by someone who bought it at a pet store.
PROVIDENCE — A recent Bee Rally at the Statehouse offered tips for helping bees, butterflies and other insects that give life to local landscapes.
PROVIDENCE — Rick Enser, who spent 28 years with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, says ongoing concerns about the impact of the fossil-fuel facility on climate change, the actual need for the plant and a number of other issues continue to overshadow the location issue.
Saltmarsh sparrows continue their struggle to survive. The formerly common bird that lives exclusively in coastal marshes on the East Coast is predicted to go extinct within the next 50 years.