Environment
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Scientists and students from the University of Rhode Island and Roger Williams University are documenting seaweed species statewide to track changes in biodiversity, an interest spurred by the rising numbers of invasive seaweed species found on the Rhode Island coast every year. more
Global warming, not just over fishing may be a contributing factor to the dwindling stocks of cod, WBUR-FM 90.7, Massachusetts Public Radio reported. more
Save The Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone has asked the the R.I. General Assembly to enact House Bill 6031 to reduce the number of cesspools in the state and to ensure cleaner, safer water, reduce beach and shellfishing closures, and better protect the public health. more
A long-awaited study measuring the relationship between elevated blood lead levels and the lack of reading readiness in public kindergarten students in Providence was published in the May issue of Pediatrics. more
NEW BEDFORD – Cape Wind’s federal permits list Quonset Point, in North Kingstown, as the staging area for a planned 130-turbine wind farm to be located in Nantucket Sound, according to The Standard-Times of New Bedford. more
As the threat of climate change continues to garner attention on the regional, national and international levels, and energy costs continue to rise, municipalities, businesses and homeowners alike are searching for ways to “go green,” both in the environmental and economic sense. more
As electric-car charging stations sprout up across New England, local auto dealers say improving the range and cost of battery-powered vehicles is the real key to improving their popularity. more
President Barack Obama outlined his vision for a comprehensive plan to combat carbon pollution and climate change earlier this week at Georgetown University and the White House released state-by-state reports or “fact sheets” on the impact of climate change the following day. more
Two organizations and one Rhode Island resident were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the 2013 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony on Wednesday, the federal agency announced Thursday. more
In the Northeast United States, 29.1 percent of all trucks on the highway are equipped with clean diesel engines, according to data compiled by R.L. Polk and Co. for the Diesel Technology Forum. more
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