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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...
FLOOD-PRONE: Grover Fugate, executive director of the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council, stands in front of properties on Strand Avenue in an at-risk area for flooding near the Oakland Beach neighborhood in Warwick.
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Report: R.I. homebuilding codes don’t cover all storm risks

Rhode Island again scored well in a recent report on the strength and enforcement of its homebuilding codes. However, with the 2018 hurricane season...
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....
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