Providence Journal– New STEEP Center to be led by GSO professor Rainer Lohmann Providence Business News Voice of America NewsContinue reading "URI to receive $8 million federal grant to establish research center on chemical contamination of U.S. waters"
Nonstick cookware and firefighting foam are miles apart in their purpose, but they have one disquieting characteristic in common. Both products are made with chemicals that could be contaminating drinking water and posing a human health hazard. Fluorinated pollutants, or poly- and perfluorinated alkyl substances, have been used for more than 60 years in a […]Continue reading "URI receives $8 million federal grant to establish research center on chemical pollutants in drinking water"
The Westerly Sun – Rhode Island Sea Grant Director Dennis Nixon quotedContinue reading "Good news: House appropriations bill would save Sea Grant program at URI, other universities"
GoLocalProv – Rhode Island Sea Grant Director Dennis Nixon featuredContinue reading "LIVE: Rhode Island Sea Grant Director says program is still in jeopardy"
WPRI Channel 12 – Pamela Rubinoff of Rhode Island Sea Grant/URI Coastal Resources Center interviewedContinue reading "Rapidly rising sea levels could have dramatic effect on RI, MA coastline"
From the Chronicle of Higher Education: For months after the world’s largest accidental marine oil spill killed 11 workers and spawned illnesses and economic stress around the Gulf of Mexico, scientists couldn’t answer basic questions about the disaster. How much oil was pouring from the Deepwater Horizon rig? Where was it going? How long would […]Continue reading "Universities Seek Smaller, Modernized Fleet of Research Vessels"
Providence Journal Providence Business News Rhode Island Public RadioContinue reading "URI receives $3M grant for Arctic expedition aboard tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry"
The University of Rhode Island has received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a ground-breaking research and education expedition into the Canadian Arctic’s Northwest Passage. URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography’s Inner Space Center, an international facility that supports and conducts ocean science research expeditions, will lead the expedition, which will […]Continue reading "GSO Receives $3 Million Grant for Ground-Breaking Arctic Expedition"
Rhode Island’s federal delegation today announced more than $1.8 million in grant funding for oceans research and coastal data archives at the University of Rhode Island (URI). “A thorough understanding of our oceans, marine life, aquaculture, and coastal areas is crucial to preserving these precious resources, and I’m pleased URI is being awarded these federal […]Continue reading "Federal Delegation Announces $1.8 Million for URI Oceans Research, Archives"