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It is estimated that 44% to 50% of sea birds, sea turtles, otters, and fish have eaten or been entangled in plastic debris. Research is looking at the internal damage to animals, especially sea life, that ingest plastic, and to the people who eat the animals that have plastic in their bodies. A related question is whether microplastics in the environment act as a vector to absorb and transmit bacteria. Read more >>

The University of Rhode Island and the state Department of Environmental Management have teamed up on a project that lets the public use cell phones to take photos of climate change effects such as flooding and erosion, and ultimately inform practical planning and projects to address them. Read more >>

Eating oysters is good for the environment, according to a pair of Narragansett Bay-centric experts. Scientists Robinson Fulweiler of Boston University and Christopher Kincaid from the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography shared their latest findings during a recent webinar. Read more >>

A two-part webinar series that will engage northeast recreational anglers, boaters, and climate experts. They will discuss how climate change is affecting traditional uses — both good and bad. Read more >>

What portion of the shoreline is open to everybody, and what portion is private property? Dennis Nixon, professor emeritus of marine affairs at the University of Rhode Island, characterized the goal as “restoring what was taken from the public” in 1982, when the Rhode Island Supreme Court sided with a homeowner who claimed that his property extended to the mean high tide line. Read more >>

Recent research has found access to Rhode Island’s shoreline and the amenities it offers differs between demographic groups. Rhode Island Sea Grant hosted a webinar on June 30 webinar in partnership. with Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) and focused on shoreline access as an environmental-justice issue. Read more >>

Scientists at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography are learning more about a microscopic organism that, despite its tiny size, can have a major impact, closing shellfisheries and making people sick. Read more >>

House approves bill to study shoreline access

The resolution (2021-H 5469A) creates a 12-member special legislative commission to study and provide recommendations on the issues relating to lateral access along the Rhode Island shoreline, with a goal of reporting back to the General Assembly next spring. Read more >>




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