Sand Mine

After Superstorm Sandy in 2012, bulldozers, trucks, dredges, and barges were put to use hauling sand from every available source to restore beaches that protected waterfront properties and infrastructure, as well as critical habitats along the Atlantic coast. While...

Water View

OCEANFRONT. New construction designed with architectural grace & quality craftsmanship affording panoramic views of Pt. Judith Refuge and Block Island from every room. Sited on rare, gated 1.3-acre lot within walking distance of Roger Wheeler Beach. List price...

Rhode Island’s Resort Economy

The ocean has always driven the Rhode Island economy, whether it be for fishing, commerce, recreation, or simply escaping the heat of summer. An economy strongly dependent on tourism is nothing new to Rhode Island. Summer people have fed it since the mid-19th century,...

Narragansett Bay Watershed

Our natural systems provide myriad goods and services, but we often don’t think about exactly how valuable those goods and services are to our economy and society. We instinctively recognize cleaner water to play in, better fishing, and less flooding as contributions...

Coastal Tourism Tested by Climate Change

Visit Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly or Easton’s Beach in Newport on any sunny day in June, July, or August, and it is an ocular overload. From beachgoers toting umbrellas to coolers to beach chairs, the beaches are a flurry of colorful activity in the summer. It...