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...

Book Review: Rising

Dispatches from the New American Shore   by Monica Allard Cox From the 18th century on, everyone from farmers to city leaders to railroad barons filled in millions of acres of wetlands across the U.S., often with federal government support. In 1977, President...

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...

Sand Mine

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...