Updated January 24 at 4:24pm
Natural Resources
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NEWPORT – The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation last month announced a $100,000 campaign to restore the habitat for herons and other shoreline birds on the 17-acre island in Narragansett Bay, the Newport Daily News reported. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is accepting applications for the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act grants program, which offers grants to assist small or beginning farmers markets and promote the sale of Rhode Island-grown agricultural products and local seafood. more
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Interior Department is planning the nation’s largest competitive auction for offshore wind projects, 742,000 acres off Massachusetts that may generate as much as 5 gigawatts of electricity, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
Capt. Thomas McGinn, owner of Providence River Boat Co., knows the shallow waters of the upper Providence River as well as anyone. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is stocking trout in ponds throughout Rhode Island for the winter fishing season, placing approximately 3,000 trout in eight ponds statewide. more
Harriet Powell was walking the trails near her North Kingstown home one day when she came across signs urging people not to swim or fish in a pond not far from a town well. When she enquired about the problem, she learned pesticides had been dumped there but because local regulations didn’t require it, no one had notified the town water department of the problem. more
Beaumont Solar Co. has ranked high on Solar Power World’s top 400 contractor list. more
The University of Rhode Island’s Outreach Center believes lack of information is one of the biggest hurdles keeping more Ocean State residents from considering renewable energy. more
Tricia Jedele is the vice president and director of the Conservation Law Foundation’s Rhode Island office. Before serving at CLF, Jedele was a special assistant attorney general and an environmental advocate for the state for more than 10 years and represented the Ocean State on several major environmental cases. At CLF, Jedele is currently working on Clean Air Act litigation involving the state landfill and Clean Water Act litigation involving stormwater pollution. She holds a B.A. in political science from Providence College and a J.D. from Creighton University School of Law. more
Vinka Oyanedel-Craver is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Rhode Island. She has also published more than a dozen articles on the chemical and biological processes used for sustainable water and wastewater purification, as well as collaborated on several projects. Most recently, she is working with Jordanian researchers to improve desalination technology. She has been working on embedding silver nanoparticles into the membranes used in current systems. The nanoparticles will slow bacteria growth and reduce contamination, as well as maintenance because operations will no longer need to be shut down to clean the machines. The yearlong collaboration (which began in 2014) between several Jordanian and U.S. researchers is backed by a $314,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development and a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Oyanedel-Craver holds a Ph.D. from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela and a B.S. and an M.S. from the Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso. more
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