Understanding the Ocean’s Role in Absorbing Carbon Emissions

Research cruise tests new technologies As humans continue burning fossil fuels, much of the carbon emitted into the atmosphere eventually...

Ocean Acidification Threatens Shellfish

By Cynthia Drummond | Courtesy of the Westerly Sun NARRAGANSETT — As more carbon dioxide is pumped into the earth’s...

Islanders Want Solutions: Beyond Adaptation Strategies

Block Island is a unique, isolated landscape with marshes, beaches, and bluffs exposed to the forces of the Atlantic Ocean....

Elevating Drowning Salt Marshes

While many coastal residents are seeking measures to protect their homes from a rising sea and increased flooding, one is...

Planning Ocean Space for the Future: Notes from the Baird Sea Grant Science Symposium

Since the beginning of July, Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound have been abuzz with barges, tugs, and supply vessels...

Beach Profiling to Track Changes to Our Shoreline

Last month the Coastal Resources Management Council, along with the University of Rhode Island Department of Geosciences and Eastern Connecticut State...

Fiberglass Boats Pose New Recycling Challenge

Rhode Island Sea Grant Director, Dennis Nixon, says that fiberglass boats are posing a new problem as “Abandoned and Derelict...

Mapping Japanese Tsunami Debris and Marine Invasions: Understanding Natural Disasters and Implications of New Species

It was 2:45 p.m. on March 11, 2011, when the Tohoku region of Japan was hit with a magnitude 9.0...

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...

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