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Current Event March 19, 2016

Storms Compromise Block Island's Former Landfill


Recent hurricanes, along with ongoing climate change, are washing away an old, capped landfill on Block Island. As the land erodes, pieces of trash and debris are falling onto the beach and into the sea. Local residents and visitors are troubled by the contamination of the beautiful island. Engineers are trying to design solutions to the local problem, while leaders around the world are fighting against climate change. Listen to hear more about the environmental threats to Block Island.

Climate Change Environment

Story Length: 4:04

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Rhode Island Public Radio

AIR DATE: 12/17/2015


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