Beach Closures Prompt Action Against Cesspools

WARWICK, R.I. — It’s not always easy to see, but water pollution remains a big problem in Narragansett Bay, according to officials. Unsafe bacteria levels have caused 107 beach closings this year, up from 54 last year and 73 in 2011.

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Suspected Link Between Triple E and Climate Change

Add the deadly eastern equine encephalitis virus to the list things we might find more of in our climate-changed future.

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Chemo Drugs Pose Serious Public Health Risks

NEWPORT, R.I. — For 25 years, Jim Mullowney worked to protect company employees from the dangers of industrial chemicals. When his mother was stricken with cancer, he quickly realized chemotherapy chemicals are much nastier, and that they are being unleashed in homes and on the environment largely unnoticed.

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