Retreating From the Rising Sea: Where Will Salt Marshes Go?

Rhode Island is losing its salt marshes, along with vital fisheries and wildlife habitat, as well as water quality and...

Wickford Tour Looks at Threat of Growing Floodplain

Coastweeks tour through Wickford looks at challenges of sea level rise and storm surge, and adaptation measures to protect historic town. Rhode...

Seamen’s Church Institute’s 200-Year Plan

“They thought of this place as a big boat.” That’s what Michelle Duga, superintendent of Seamen’s Church Institute on Newport’s...

Picking Up the Pieces in Westerly

The Andrea, like so many businesses along R.I.’s southern shore, is trying to keep pace with erosion, flooding, and storms. The...

Sand and Gravel Extraction Regulations Challenged By Industry

Rhode Island is in great need of sand for erosion control, road building, and septic systems. But existing sand and...

The Problem with Aquatic Invasive Species in Narragansett Bay

Several new species taking up residency in Narragansett Bay are adversely impacting the neighborhood, and are the focus of much...

New plan adopted to protect Rhode Island farmed oysters from Vibrio

A new management plan as been adopted by the state of Rhode Island to reduce illness from naturally-occurring bacteria associated...

Rhode Island recognized as leader in offshore wind energy

Rhode Island is leading the nation’s pursuit of offshore wind power, according to a recent report by the National Wildlife...

Raising Objections: Hurdles for Rhode Island Aquaculture

R.I. SHELLFISH FARMS FACE INCREASING OPPOSITION by  RudiHempe photographs by Acacia Johnson   Perry  Raso’s Matunuck Oyster Bar, on the waterfront...

The Bottom Line of Resiliency

Newport waterfront businesses participate in pilot program to prepare for sea level rise, storm damage and climate change. Three pilot...

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