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NOAA HAS SETTLED its civil case against Carlos Rafael, known as the "Codfather," for $3 million and requirements that Rafael relinquish his permits and divest from his fishing assets. NOAA said the settlement will speed up the return of Rafael's assets to productive use. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARK ELIAS

Civil case against ‘Codfather’ settled for $3 million and a divestiture...

NEW BEDFORD – The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration announced that it had settled the federal civil case against Carlos Rafael and his fishing...

URI choice for NOAA’s new $94M ocean exploration institute

NARRAGANSETT – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected the University of Rhode Island to host its new ocean exploration institute.NOAA and URI...
THE OCEAN EXPLORATION COOPERATIVE INSTITUTE will be based at the University of Rhode Island, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI picked as home of NOAA’s new $94M ocean exploration institute

NARRAGANSETT – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected the University of Rhode Island to host its new ocean exploration institute.NOAA and URI...

Five Questions With: Kevin Stokesbury

Kevin Stokesbury, professor of fisheries oceanography at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science & Technology, was chosen for a service award...

RWU, food-service provider offer hot meals amid government shutdown

BRISTOL – Approximately 70 active-duty members of the U.S. Coast Guard and their families lined up to receive free hot meals from Roger Williams...
MORE THAN $566 million of property is at-risk for chronic flooding by 2045, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Report: Flooding due to sea-level rise could affect $566.5M worth of...

PROVIDENCE – By the year 2045, $566.5 million worth of property in Rhode Island could be at risk for chronic flooding due to sea-level...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND students Max Zavell and Erin Tully were awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. / COURTESY URI/RANDY OSGA

2 URI students awarded Hollings Scholarship from NOAA

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Since its inaugural awarding in 2005, a total of 27 University of Rhode Island students have been awarded the Ernest F....
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH professor Kevin Stokesbury, a professor of fisheries oceanography at UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science & Technology, has been awarded $302,091 in grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to examine scallop populations throughout New England.

UMass professor nets $300K for scallop research

PROVIDENCE – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth professor Kevin Stokesbury was awarded $302,091 in grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as part of...
VISION OF THE FUTURE? Climate experts believe that between sea-level rise and the increasing frequency of powerful storms, larger portions of Rhode Island will face serious flooding in the coming years.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Climate change looks to bring water damage to more of R.I.

More than five years after “Superstorm” Sandy hit the Rhode Island coast, Westerly is still working at reversing some of the environmental damage that...
THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION reported that 2017 was the costliest year on record for weather and climate disasters. / COURTESY NOAA

Weather disasters cost the U.S. a record $306B in 2017

NEW YORK - Extreme weather took an extreme toll on the United States last year.Losses from weather and climate disasters including hurricanes Harvey, Irma and...
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