Protecting Historic Structures and Cultural Treasures from Rising Waters

By PEARL MACEK | Courtesy ecoRI News  NEWPORT, R.I. — “We can’t stop it anymore,” said John Englander, an oceanographer...

Minimizing Wind Damage from Storms

By Ambar Espinoza | Courtesy of Rhode Island Public Radio The Hurricane of 1938 toppled some 275 million trees across...

Marine and Boat Operators Warned to Prepare for Sea Level Rise

By Parimal M. Rohit | Courtesy of the Log, California’s Boating and Fishing News Rhode Island Sea Grant Coastal Extension Specialist...

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...

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....

Beach Profiling to Track Changes to Our Shoreline

Last month the Coastal Resources Management Council, along with the University of Rhode Island Department of Geosciences and Eastern Connecticut State...

Landscape Design to Improve Coastal Resilience

Three Rhode Island communities will serve as new pilot projects to increase coastal resilience to climate change impacts, such as sea...

Preparing Ports to Ride Out the Storm

DEVASTATION FROM SUPERSTORM SANDY IN 2012 is still visible along the New Jersey shore, where thousands of houses were swept away...

Are the Costs of Resiliency Worthwhile?

The added costs for more resilient infrastructure are causing tension as coastal communities grapple with how to recover, and to...

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