Recommendations Diminish New England Fishing Protections

NEWPORT, R.I. — Cashes Ledge, a pristine marine habitat in the Gulf of Maine, will maintain its protected status, but large swaths of other habitat in New England waters are one step closer to losing protection from various types of fishing gear.

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Somehow Stormwater Runoff Needs to be Taxed

Stormwater rushing off the many acres of impervious surface that covers much of the Narragansett Bay watershed sends bacteria, nutrients and other contaminants into the region’s signature resource. Beaches are closed, toxic algae blooms, and money is lost.

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Preparing to Find Deep-Sea Creatures that Glow

WOODS HOLE, Mass. — The first scientific expedition using the Exosuit will investigate depths up to 1,000 feet — 10 times the conventional depth of scuba — to observe, image and collect bioluminescent organisms that may provide critical information in advancing the field of neuroscience and related biomedical imaging.

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