Omar Bah

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Omar Bah on 23rd Aug

Health officials say the US is in the midst of one of its largest outbreaks of West Nile virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say there have been 1,118 cases so far in 2012. Fewer than 300 cases are usually reported this early in the year. There have been 41 US deaths from the mosquito-borne virus in 2012. Aerial spraying began...

Omar Bah on 22nd Aug

Providence, RI — The Childhood Lead Action Project (CLAP) has announced the establishment of the Damien Col√≥n Memorial...

Omar Bah on 22nd Aug

Tiverton, RI — The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from one mosquito pool, or sample, from a trap set in central Tiverton has been confirmed positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). It is the first time this year that EEE has been positively identified in Rhode Island, although it is presumed likely...

Omar Bah on 22nd Aug

Providence, RI — Providence is a national leader in its efforts to keep tobacco out of the hands of children, according to Danny McGoldrick, vice president of research at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a national tobacco control group. McGoldrick traveled to Rhode Island for a rally held this evening in downtown Providence’s Burnside...

Omar Bah on 22nd Aug

Providence, RI — Metcalf Institute announced a new program earlier this month, the Peter B. Lord Seminars on the Environment. The seminar series, supported by The Providence Journal Foundation, The Rhode Island Foundation, and the Henry and Jan Rines Fund at The Rhode Island Foundation, was developed to strengthen news reporting about environmental...