PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Researchers At the University Of Rhode Island Federal assistance is available to assist with their research on plastic pollution and the threats it poses to the ocean.
The A university will receive $1 million in grant funding to study how plastics spread throughout the environment and ways to reduce their harmful effects.
Plastic Products are a major source of marine pollution that can destroy oceanic ecosystems and entangle large animals. Tiny Particles from textiles, packaging, and discarded plastics have been found in fish, birds, and humans.
Known These microplastics are a growing threat to the environment that needs immediate attention.
URI already has a network that includes nearly 50 faculty members from different departments who are working together to address and study plastic pollution.
“Unchecked Plastics pollution poses a threat to our economy, environment and health.” said Democratic Rep. Jim Langevin of Rhode Island, who helped to get the funding approved.
Langevin and U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, announced the grant money last week.
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