Updated January 30 at 7:30pm
Natural Resources
69 results total, viewing 51 - 60
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
At times, 2013 felt like the year of the electric car in Rhode Island. more
To the Editor: In response to your recent article (“Bill to create national park unit in Blackstone River Valley clears House committee,” Sept. 22, 2014), the National Parks Conservation Association greatly welcomes the opportunity to add the historic Blackstone River Valley into the National Park System for all Americans to experience and enjoy. more
The Central Landfill – the final repository for much of Rhode Island’s trash – is filling up and costs are on the rise, which could mean higher fees for many state residents. more
In recognition of the growing popularity of solar energy solutions, Admirals Bank is growing the programs it offers to both residential and commercial customers who are looking to finance such purchases. more
From the late 1970s through the ’80s, the small, silver-colored butterfish was a high-flying commodity in Japan. Millions upon millions of pounds were bought and sold, and almost the entire harvest came off Rhode Island vessels. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has announced $150,000 in farm-viability grant funding for projects that “enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island.” more
Seventeen University of Rhode Island students recently analyzed the Providence harbor to recommend ways to make it more resilient to severe weather and sea-level rise, including building a 2,000-foot-long, 25-foot-tall barrier. more
For sale: three-bedroom contemporary, like new, with ocean views and a fascinating legal history. Now in its second location. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management recently gave an $87,000 grant to East Providence for the removal of two derelict barges that have been sunk in the Providence River for years. more
« Prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 Next »