Michael Pacucilla, director of health for the East Shore District Health Department, talks about West Nile virus during a panel discussion. Behind him is University of Rhode Island Prof. Jose Amador.

Climate change challenges: mosquitoes, runoff & septic

For anyone who assumes mosquitoes are just a nuisance, Michael Pacucilla has a sobering message.The director of health for the East Shore District Health Department, he shared a personal story about the serious consequences that can result from a bite by one of these ubiquitous insects.

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This young robin is one of many bird and insect species that benefit from the sustainable gardening practices taught in the Coastal Certificate Program.

Classes explore lawns as environmental friend or foe

The Spring 2019 Coastal Certificate Program starting April 23 will focus on lawns. With an emphasis on sustainable gardening for clean waters, the program is comprised of evening talks from scientists and practitioners about a range of topics, providing alternatives to nutrient and chemical intensive land care.

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Long Island Sound Blue Plan debuts, feedback sought

Spring’s sunny beginning on March 20 drew dozens of beachgoers to Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, making for an especially fitting backdrop for the public release of the Long Island Sound Blue Plan, a first-of-its-kind inventory and guide for the estuary shared by Connecticut and New York.

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Parker MacCready of the University of Washinton shows an image of the ocean model he helped create during his plenary talk.

Long Island Sound conference showcases diverse research

Three presentations about Long Island Sound nutrients and chemistry shared the program with more than 25 others focusing on management of tautog for overfishing, habitat restoration projects, the blue crab population, new tools to manage the Sound and numerous other topics at the daylong 2019 Long Island Sound Research Conference.

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