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...

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...

Flushing into the Flood

Flushing into the Flood Sea Level Rise and Storms Are Changing how Communities Deal with Wastewater By Sue KennedyPhotographs by Jesse Burke   Over a hundred years ago, locating the state’s first sewage treatment plant at Providence’s Fields Point, just a few...

The Word is Surge

The Word is Surge Indstrry experts and marina owners say the nation’s recreational boaters should note one major lesson from the historic $675 million in damages inflicted on them from Superstorm Sandy: Surge, in addition to wind and wave strength, must be factored...