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"
An international group of scientists is proposing a global intergovernmental science-policy body for informing policymakers and the public on chemicals and waste.Continue reading "Scientists call for a global science panel to address threats from chemical pollution"
GSO student Anna Robuck found high levels of the PFAS in seabirds from offshore Massachusetts and coastal Rhode Island and North Carolina.Continue reading "GSO student finds chemical contaminants in seabirds from Narragansett Bay, Massachusetts Bay, Cape Fear"
Two news reports featuring GSO professor Rainer Lohmann examine the threats posed by PFAS to the waters of Connecticut and Cape Cod.Continue reading "PFAS in Connecticut and Cape Cod"
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"
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"
A new research project will assess the environmental impact of groundwater, a significant source of fresh water entering salt ponds, but one that is poorly understood.Continue reading "URI Study Assessing Groundwater Impact on Salt Ponds"
Tune in to hear from scientists, engineers, and other crew as they discuss the important work they are conducting to understand our changing ocean.Continue reading "World Oceans Day, a Time for Reflection and Connection"
WCAI Radio – STEEP director and GSO professor Rainer Lohmann interviewedContinue reading "URI Scientists to Study Cape Well Water for Possible Contaminants"
The Graduate School of Oceanography is delighted to announce the release of the ‘2017 State of Narragansett Bay and its Watershed Summary Report’. This report was developed in partnership between the Narragansett Bay Estuary Project, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission. Numerous faculty and alumni from the Graduate […]Continue reading "2017 State of Narragansett Bay and its Watershed Summary Report"