A Sinking State and a Rising Sea: Salt Marshes Provide the Answer

Rhode Island’s historic coastal cities, such as Newport and Providence, were built on ground that is slowly sinking and has...

A Sinking State: Coastal State Discussion Feb.14

Join us on Wednesday, February 14 for a discussion on the impacts land subsidence has on Rhode Island as projected sea levels...

Beach SAMP Stakeholder Meeting

Beach SAMP Stakeholder Meeting

To address challenges from a changing shoreline, the R.I. Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (Beach SAMP) is focused on...

RISG’s Pam Rubinoff on Accelerated Sea Level Rise with WPRI

Courtesy of WPRI 12 EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The ocean is a major resource for Rhode Island and Massachusetts....

Cashing in on Offshore Sand Deposits

There are offshore sand deposits that could be used to replenish R.I. beaches less expensively than land-based sources - but what will the consequences be?

Sen. Whitehouse Touts Rhode Island’s Resiliency from Senate Floor

Earlier this month, Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse presented to his peers his 151st speech on climate change. He addressed...

Army Corps Explains Sea Level Rise Plan

Army Corps proposal to elevate homes and sea level rise projection maps presented at Beach SAMP meeting. Matunuck’s shoreline has...

Climate Change Threat to Home Septic Systems

A team of researchers from the University of Rhode Island (and supported by Rhode Island Sea Grant) is recommending that...

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...

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