NEWPORT, R.I. — Experts in city planning, architecture, historical preservation and climate change recently gathered for a four-day event to talk about sea-level rise, coastal flooding and their combined impact on coastal communities, specifically those with historical structures.Read More
PROVIDENCE — Should Rhode Island be moving faster to address sea-level rise and other threats from climate change? According to at least one economic policy expert, it’s better and cheaper to act now.Read More
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island’s Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council is expected to update the governor and General Assembly on its progress in May. Some of the information they will be presenting is both encouraging and worrisome.Read More
PROVIDENCE — The city is in on the right track regarding climate-change preparedness, according to a recent review. A three-day assessment, including input from residents, by five sustainability planners from across the country looked at how the city will endure higher heat, more frequent and severe weather, and increased flooding.Read More
Sea level-rise projections for Rhode Island have jumped to an upper limit of 7 feet by 2100. The revision is an increase in the 3- to 5-foot projection by 2100 for Narragansett Bay, set by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.Read More
While politics and ideology in southern New England haven’t, at least not yet, encouraged teachers to discuss “the advantages and disadvantages of scientific theories such as global warming,” what are public school students in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut being taught about what is considered among the 21st-century’s greatest threats?Read More
A new study reveals that increasing soil moisture is raising flooding, erosion and landslide risks in New England, and found that erosion risks have multiplied four times as a result of climate change.Read More
PROVIDENCE — There are plenty of decisions to make if Rhode Island wants to rollback its greenhouse-gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Planners, however, only have until the end of 2016 to come up with a proposal. And already one local climate-change expert claims the cuts are inadequate.
Federal funds earmarked for adapting to sea-level rise and flooding in Rhode Island are being channeled into elevating pricier homes along the coast, while inland, flood-prone homes are being torn down.