Environment

Wind Energy
3:38 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Comment period extended for Block Island Wind Farm

The Army Corps of Engineers has extended the comment period for the wind farm off Block Island to early February.  It’s the second time the corps has extended the deadline.

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Environment
9:12 am
Tue January 1, 2013

2012 News Countdown: Superstorm Sandy devastates part of RI shoreline

Waves crash over Narragansett sea wall.
Credit Kristin Gourlay

(PROVIDENCE, RI)

It was a busy year in the Ocean State, and Rhode Island Public Radio’s counting down the top
ten news stories of 2012. At number three is the damage brought by Superstorm Sandy.  

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Environment
9:08 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Professor: some harvesting of coral is good

Bradley Campbell reports.

The trade of live coral for home aquariums is continuing to drop internationally. While the practice is in decline, a Roger Williams University professor says promoting its growth has the ability to actually help coral reefs.

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Science
1:15 pm
Mon October 20, 2003

Obesity Epidemic

wrni – Rhode Island's obesity rate is at an all-time high. Experts worry that if more isn't done to curb the rate, obesity will overtake tobacco as the leading cause of
preventable disability and death. Obesity
can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes,
heart disease, and respiratory problems, as well as psychological problems. The problem is being addressed at school's, workplaces, and health organizations in the state.

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Science
10:12 am
Mon June 3, 2002

Climate change is speeding up beach erosion

wrni – The beaches are open in Rhode Island as the summer gets underway. But some scientists predict many beach front properties may gone in 25 years because climate change is speeding up erosion.

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