URI researcher: Eelgrass on decline in Rhode Island waters – July 17, 2017

underwater photo of seagrasses
KINGSTON, R.I. – July 17, 2017 – Michael Bradley calls eelgrass “the canary in the coal mine for estuarine health.” The flowering plant that grows beneath the surface of coastal[read_more text="Read More" title="Read More" url="http://nbep.org/uri-researcher-eelgrass-on-decline-in-rhode-island-waters-july-17-2017/" align="left"]
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Beneath the waves, R.I.’s underwater meadows are receding – July 15, 2017

underwater photo of seagrasses

[SOURCE: Providence Journal, Alex Kuffner] Underwater eelgrass meadows provide vital habitat for young fish and shellfish. It is spawning grounds for bay scallops and tautog, and refuge for young lobsters,

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Toxic Algae Blooms Close Four Rhode Island Ponds – July 9, 2017

Aerial photo of Monponsett Ponds, Halifax, MA. The algae is visible in the pond on the left
[Source: EcoRI News] By ecoRI News staff The Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) recently advised people to avoid contact with[read_more text="Read More" title="Read More" url="http://nbep.org/toxic-algae-blooms-close-four-rhode-island-ponds-july-9-2017/" align="left"]
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Former EPA Regional Administrator: RI Air, Water Quality At Risk Under Trump’s Budget – July 3, 2017

Former EPA Director Curt Spaulding
[ SOURCE: RI NPR, July 3, 2017] By AVORY BROOKINS Former head of the Environmental Protection Agency's New England regional office is worried that President Donald Trump's proposed budget could put Rhode Island's[read_more text="Read More" title="Read More" url="http://nbep.org/former-epa-regional-administrator-ri-air-water-quality-at-risk-under-trumps-budget/" align="left"]
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