Nature or Nurture for Sandy-Damaged Shorelines

Prior to Sandy, beaches with artificial barriers and nearby development in New York, as well as Rhode Island, had fallen...

Offshore Wind Farm Marks Milestone in Energy Development and Marine Spatial Planning

As development of the first U.S. offshore wind farm begins in Block Island Sound, many Rhode Islanders and others are...

Southern New England’s Horseshoe Crab Population Being Bled Dry

By Abbey Green | Courtesy of ecoRI News Older than dinosaurs, horseshoe crabs have survived plenty. But human impact may...

StormTools Demonstration in North Kingstown Helps Residents Understand Flood Risk

On July 8th, Janet Freedman, coastal geologist for the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council met with a group of...

Beach SAMP Shares Progress With Stakeholders

  Damage from coastal storms and the anticipation of sea level rise has dramatically increased public interest in what can...

Harmful Algae Species Identified in Narragansett Bay

In Narragansett Bay, the arrival of warm weather can lead to algal blooms that can form large rusty red or green mats...

Ocean Planning to Balance Demands of Coastal Waters

In case you missed Capitol Hill’s Ocean Week, sponsored by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, here’s a segment of OceansLive...

Aquaculture is Agriculture: R.I. Shellfish Management Plan Updates

Since the November launch of Rhode Island’s Shellfish Management Plan (SMP), research and outreach efforts have continued, and the SMP...

A Recipe for Disaster: Climate, Coastal Urbanization, and Water

Major population shifts from rural to urban areas are creating challenges for many environments and landscapes, especially along the coasts...

Marine Industrial Revolution: Human Impacts on the Ocean

In the past 500 years, nearly 500 animal extinctions have occurred on land while scientists have observed only 15 losses...

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