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URI experts discuss the price of convenience: plastics and forever chemicals
University of Rhode Island Professors J.P. Walsh and Rainer Lohmann discussed the wide-ranging impacts of ocean plastics and PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” in a recent public lecture at the URI Narragansett Bay Campus.Continue reading "URI experts discuss the price of convenience: plastics and forever chemicals"
What if there was a way to avoid the problem of plastic pollution while still reaping the benefits of a networked ocean? A group co-led by GSO’s Melissa Omand is about to put their biodegradable bioplastic to the test.Continue reading "Fantastic Bioplastic"
GSO student Victoria Fulfer awarded Fulbright grant
Victoria Fulfer, a Ph.D. student at the URI Graduate school of Oceanography, has been awarded a 2022-2023 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Research Award to fund her work in Nha Trang, Vietnam.Continue reading "GSO student Victoria Fulfer awarded Fulbright grant"
‘Punch in the gut’ as scientists find microplastic in Arctic ice
A research team led by GSO found a disturbing amount of plastic – different types, sizes and colors – in ice cores collected in the Arctic as part of the Northwest Passage Project.Continue reading "‘Punch in the gut’ as scientists find microplastic in Arctic ice"
GSO scientists discover abundance of plastic built up in sea ice collected in the Arctic’s Northwest Passage
A research team, led by the URI Graduate School of Oceanography, recently returning from a groundbreaking, 18-day expedition aboard the Swedish Icebreaker Oden has made a discovery related to plastics in the Arctic Ocean.Continue reading "GSO scientists discover abundance of plastic built up in sea ice collected in the Arctic’s Northwest Passage"