Recreation and Climate in Coastal Salt Ponds

Rhode Island can expect to see some changes to its coastal recreation landscape and economy as temperatures rise rapidly with...

Time to Disclose Threats to Coastal Property Buyers?

Rhode Island doesn’t require disclosure to potential property buyers of future sea level rise and other climate-related threats. Is it...

Aquaculture and Recreation in Coastal Salt Ponds

Resources managers seek to strike a balance between competing uses of Rhode Island's salt ponds. This research looks at people's attitudes towards aquaculture, current uses of the ponds, and what impacts climate change will have.

Tell Me a Story: Redesigning Oakland Beach

"The students get exposure to the residents and stakeholders and decision makers at the local level and … to the challenges and problems that real decision makers face in moving forward with these design ideas."

A Tale of Two Homes

Program helps make coastal residences more FORTIFIED against storm damage While many home buyers are drawn to living in coastal...

Understanding the Ocean’s Role in Absorbing Carbon Emissions

Research cruise tests new technologies As humans continue burning fossil fuels, much of the carbon emitted into the atmosphere eventually...

Tracking Sand: Scientist researches sea level rise, erosion in RI

As global climate change increasingly becomes an issue of international political concern, a URI scientist is conducting research to better...

Ocean Acidification Threatens Shellfish

By Cynthia Drummond | Courtesy of the Westerly Sun NARRAGANSETT — As more carbon dioxide is pumped into the earth’s...

Islanders Want Solutions: Beyond Adaptation Strategies

Block Island is a unique, isolated landscape with marshes, beaches, and bluffs exposed to the forces of the Atlantic Ocean....

A Recipe for Disaster: Climate, Coastal Urbanization, and Water

Major population shifts from rural to urban areas are creating challenges for many environments and landscapes, especially along the coasts...

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