A Rising Challenge

A Rising Challenge By Ellen Liberman Photographs by Cate Brown Rhode Island Grapples with the Policy and Practice of Coastal Resiliency With just a few weeks to go, the town of Narragansett was racing to meet a deadline. On March 1, a new state law would radically...

Unsafe Harbor

Unsafe Harbor “I DON’T THINK ANYTHING WILL HAPPEN UNTIL THERE’S A MAJOR ISSUE.”  By Cathy Shufro Photographs by Michael Salerno A yellow-and-gray crane towers above a hill of salt on the ProvPort pier. This late-March delivery from Egypt constitutes...

One Block In: Rebuilding after Sandy

One Block In: Rebuilding after Sandy By Hugh Markey Title Photo by iStock/DepthofField “You’re gone; there’s nothing” John Bellone, owner of the Breezeway Resort, had just recently finished buttoning up his Misquamicut hotel and restaurant after the 2012 season. Water...

Resilience Shapes Investments

Resilience Shapes Investments By Jen A. Miller   “Better-prepared municipalities equal a better-prepared Ocean State,” says Shaun O’Rourke, the state’s chief resilience officer and director of stormwater and resiliency at the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank. He’s...

Following the Fish

Following the Fish Rhode Island Fishing Fleet Adapts to Species Shift   By Annie ShermanTitle Photograph by Meredith Haas Black sea bass, once more common in the mid-Atlantic than off the coast of New England, has surged northward over the last 10 years to flood...