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Gooseneck Vineyards to Make a Donation to Save the Bay for Every Bottle of Gooseneck Wine Purchased in Rhode Island Wickford, RI (PRWEB) September 01, 2014
A new study reports that anammox, a key process in the nitrogen cycle, is barely present in Narragansett Bay even though it’s a major factor just a little farther out into Rhode Island Sound.
A group of hazardous chemical compounds that are common in industrial processes and personal care products but which are not typically monitored by the Environmental Protection Agency have been detected throughout the Narragansett Bay watershed.
The rapid growth of the oyster aquaculture industry in Rhode Island has raised questions about how many oyster farms Narragansett Bay and the state's salt ponds can support.
BRISTOL, R.I., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, Dec.
Coastal dead zones, an increasing concern to ecologists, the fishing industry and the public, may not be as devoid of life after all.
By Tom Mooney In May, as a handful of local archaeologists watched from the gunwales of four research ships, warfare scientists for the Navy and federal oceanographers lowered several high-tech robots into Narragansett Bay's waters between Portsmouth and Jamestown.
Bristol, East Providence and Narragansett will open their plants to the public as part of Rhode Island Water Infrastructure Month.
For more than a decade, efforts have been under way to not only reduce pollution in Rhode Island, but to reverse its effects by restoring salt marshes, building fish ladders around dams and planting eelgrass along the bottom of Narragansett Bay.
Blue plastic ribbons are tied high on the trees and utility poles in downtown Providence, at Narragansett Pier, at Mackerel Cove in Jamestown and in Portsmouth's Island Park -- all marking the height of the storm surge from the Hurricane of 1938.
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