Building a Resilient Newport

Rising sea levels and increasing development and tourism squeeze an already limited space that separates the Atlantic Ocean and Easton’s...

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...

Marine Debris is Everyone’s Problem: 2015 Ocean Summit

“Marine debris isn’t just a sailor’s problem, it’s all of our problem,” said Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo at the...

Protecting Newport’s Drink Water | Part 1

Courtesy of Ambar Espinoza | Rhode Island Public Radio With more than 500 public drinking water suppliers in the 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...

Students Redesign Storer Park for Coastal Resilience

Students enrolled in the University of Rhode Island (URI) Landscape Architecture program were tasked at finding innovative coastal adaptation strategies as part...

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...

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...