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It was a long day of collecting bottles and cans, sorting through dumpsters, weighing recyclables and educating fans, but the members of the University of Rhode Island’s Student Action for Sustainability group have a great deal to be proud of for participating in the Game Day Challenge.
The event, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, pitted 80 student teams from across the country in a recycling contest at a home football game. And while the URI team didn’t finish near the top of the standings, they learned what steps the university and its fans must take to increase their recycling rate and have a better outcome next year.
Oceanographers at the University of Rhode Island have analyzed long-term data from several anemometers in southern New England and found that average wind speeds have declined by about 15 percent at inland sites while speeds have remained steady at an offshore site.