The Port of Providence, the petroleum hub for southern New England that is critical to the state's energy supply, is one of many seaports threatened by sea level rise and storm surges.
Rhode Island is identified in a new study as one of the top at-risk areas from ocean acidification because of it's economic dependence on shellfishing.
Researchers reveal new findings on the role of nitrogen in marine ecosystem functioning and the impacts of climate change.
Rhode Island communities are "stepping up" to a national challenge in planning for sea level and storms at a local level. New maps aim to guide planning efforts that protect critical infrastructure, as well as public health and safety.
The added costs for more resilient infrastructure are causing tension as coastal communities grapple with how to recover, and to what extent, after devastating storms such as Sandy.
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