New plan adopted to protect Rhode Island farmed oysters from Vibrio

A new management plan as been adopted by the state of Rhode Island to reduce illness from naturally-occurring bacteria associated...

Rhode Island recognized as leader in offshore wind energy

Rhode Island is leading the nation’s pursuit of offshore wind power, according to a recent report by the National Wildlife...

Raising Objections: Hurdles for Rhode Island Aquaculture

R.I. SHELLFISH FARMS FACE INCREASING OPPOSITION by  RudiHempe photographs by Acacia Johnson   Perry  Raso’s Matunuck Oyster Bar, on the waterfront...

The Bottom Line of Resiliency

Newport waterfront businesses participate in pilot program to prepare for sea level rise, storm damage and climate change. Three pilot...

$200K to Find Sand

Researchers will look offshore in the hunt for sand resources to delay coastal erosion. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management...

“Hurricane Rhody”: Are we prepared for the worst-case scenario?

If you were to combine the forces of the Hurricane of 1938, Hurricane Carol (’54), and Hurricane Esther (’61), it...

Rhode Island Coastal Property Guide

The Ocean State, with over 400 miles of coastline, is known for its beaches, bluffs, and scenic waterfronts. The water...

The Secret Life of Whelks

Local fisherman leads effort to better understand, manage whelk fishery… by Rudi Hempe Photos by Melissa Devine   Underwater, whelks...

Taking Stock of Currents and Quahogs

RESEARCHERS SEEK BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF CLAM DISPERSAL IN NARRAGANSETT BAY by  ZoeGentes Over 39 million clams were harvested from Narragansett Bay in...

Rhode Island Nitrogen Cycle Differs in Bay and Sound

Rhode Island Sea Grant-funded researcher Jeremy Rich from Brown University is highlighted for his work revealing the lack of a...

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