Public Health & Recreation
BPA: Possible Water Contaminant
Rhode Island state health officials acknowledge concerns over bisphenol-A, but so far offer no public safety guidelines.Read Story
Cigarette Butts Choke Ocean State’s Coastline
What do you suppose is the most prevalent pollutant and source of debris internationally in stormwater runoff? Aluminum cans, you say? Not even close. Plastic bottles, maybe? You’re still cold. It’s got to be plastic bags; they blow everywhere like little poison parachutes? While they are a big problem, plastic bags represent less than half, by weight, of the main culprit.Read Story
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What’s in Our Water?
This much already is known: industrial products used as flame-retardants can have adverse, long-term effects on wildlife and humans. Now, a professor at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography wants to find out how much of these compounds are in the Narragansett Bay watershed.Read Story