Report highlighting improvements in Blackstone, Narragansett Bay draws national attention (Worcester Telegram 10/25/17)
A report showing that Narragansett Bay and its watershed, including the Blackstone River, are getting cleaner, but impacts of climate change and development could hinder improvements, was released by the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program on Monday.
A big success story was the reduction in nutrients, phosphorus and nitrogen from wastewater treatment plants along rivers flowing to the bay. These nutrients fuel excessive algae and plant growth in the water and have led to fish kills and so-called dead zones, which don’t support marine life... (read more)
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