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Rhode Island’s rivers, which have been used and abused in the past, are gaining new life as dams are removed and disposal practices change. This is good news for wildlife and people alike.

If you happened to be at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge just before the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Joaquin, you would have witnessed coastal resilience science in action.

Proving that you can’t judge a bird by its cover, scientists are studying areas in the marshes of New England where closely related sparrow species are interbreeding where their ranges overlap. Cross into the hybrid zone.