From vector-borne diseases to the stability of our fisheries to the most vulnerable populations in the region's urban cores, climate change is poised to impact every aspect of life in southern New England. No doubt, things are changing, but how things may change is complicated. This six-story series explores areas of potential climate disruption and what is being done by grassroots organizations and policymakers to prepare.
This series was made possible by a generous grant from the Island Foundation.
Ocean acidification could have a profound impact on marine life, and southern New England’s shellfish industry would be at risk.
Is southern New England adequately prepared for the impacts of the projected harsh weather ahead, especially on its most vulnerable residents: the sick, elderly, young and poor?
Plenty of plans, studies and assessments address warmer and wetter weather in southern New England, but is the region truly prepared to help the most vulnerable of us?
Lyme disease is a growing health threat in southern New England, and climate change could be making it worse.
University of Rhode Island professor and director of the Center for Vector-Borne Disease Tom Mather says we're seeing more ticks in more places. But is the increase in tick population and tick-borne disease related to climate change?
The waters are changing off the coast of southern New England, and the fishing industry is feeling the impact.
Warming waters and nitrogen overloads are conspiring to alter the composition of southern New England’s fisheries.
The relationship between the fishing industry, conservation groups and scientists is complicated. Climate change isn’t helping.