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URI Team Studying Microplastics in Local Waters

Plastic waste can be divided into two broad categories: macroplastics, such as water bottles, that are larger than 5 millimeters, and microplastics, which measure from 5 millimeters to 1 micrometer.

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USDA Inspection of Mystic Aquarium After Whale’s Death Found ‘Critical Violations’

The U.S. Department of Agriculture found three “critical violations” during an inspection of Mystic Aquarium after the August 2021 death of a beluga whale. Since that inspection, another imported beluga whale has died and another is ill.

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Initial Public Comment Shows Support for CRMC Changes

Rhode Island residents believe reform is needed for the beleaguered Coastal Resources Management Council, at least according to public comment solicited by the House study commission on the agency.

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