Debris littered with marine organisms from the 2011 Japanese tsunami continues to impact the U.S. West Coast, highlighting the role of natural disasters in transporting new and potentially harmful species, and implications to the local environment.
As plans take shape to slow ongoing erosion and protect against future storms, one approach to beach repair merits consideration: letting nature run its course.
The first U.S. offshore wind farm in Rhode Island is praised by the state's investments in marine spatial planning that helped launch this next phase in renewable energy development.
New algae species in Narragansett Bay, the first siting in New England, draws attention to a changing ecosystem and potential future impacts to Rhode Island's shellfish.
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