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  • March 12, 2013 |
    From Narragansett Bay Journal: "Climate Change Adaptation: Efforts on the Ground. What Will the Future Bring?" by Julia Wyman Julia Wyman is a staff attorney and adjunct professor at the Marine Affairs Institute at Roger Williams University School of Law/Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program. Spring 2013: Climate change is impacting the world in tremendous ways: drought, wildfires, increased air and water temperatures, and decreased biodiversity are just a few examples. Some of the areas that...
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    From the Cape Cod Times: "Scientists: Record temps will alter landscape" by Doug Fraser BRISTOL, R.I., November 16, 2012 โ€” Given the Katrina-like devastation after Superstorm Sandy slammed into New York and New Jersey, it was no surprise Thursday when panelists at a global warming symposium were told that water temperatures in the Northeast for the first half of 2012 were the warmest in more than 150 years of record keeping. The region experienced record heat on land in 2012, and water...
  • September 21, 2011 |
    From offshore wind energy to fisheries management, from admiralty law to piracy and international trade, formerly esoteric Marine Law issues are appearing more and more frequently in the public debate โ€“ in national and international political circles, among corporate and industry leaders; even around office water coolers. As the conversation evolves, lawyers, policymakers and the public are seeking a deeper understanding of these vital areas, and RWU Law is โ€“ as Providence Business News...