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MORE THAN $566 million of property is at-risk for chronic flooding by 2045, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Report: Flooding due to sea-level rise could affect $566.5M worth of...

PROVIDENCE – By the year 2045, $566.5 million worth of property in Rhode Island could be at risk for chronic flooding due to sea-level...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND students Max Zavell and Erin Tully were awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. / COURTESY URI/RANDY OSGA

2 URI students awarded Hollings Scholarship from NOAA

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Since its inaugural awarding in 2005, a total of 27 University of Rhode Island students have been awarded the Ernest F....
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH professor Kevin Stokesbury, a professor of fisheries oceanography at UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science & Technology, has been awarded $302,091 in grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to examine scallop populations throughout New England.

UMass professor nets $300K for scallop research

PROVIDENCE – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth professor Kevin Stokesbury was awarded $302,091 in grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as part of...
VISION OF THE FUTURE? Climate experts believe that between sea-level rise and the increasing frequency of powerful storms, larger portions of Rhode Island will face serious flooding in the coming years.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Climate change looks to bring water damage to more of R.I.

More than five years after “Superstorm” Sandy hit the Rhode Island coast, Westerly is still working at reversing some of the environmental damage that...
THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION reported that 2017 was the costliest year on record for weather and climate disasters. / COURTESY NOAA

Weather disasters cost the U.S. a record $306B in 2017

NEW YORK - Extreme weather took an extreme toll on the United States last year. Losses from weather and climate disasters including hurricanes Harvey, Irma and...
THE UNITED STATES recorded 15 weather events costing $1 billion or more each through early October, one short of the record 16 in 2011. Above, damage in Providence caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011. / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Only once has America seen more billion-dollar weather disasters

NEW YORK - In the year that President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris accord and downplayed global warming as a security threat, the...
BUREAUCRATIC BUNGLING: Quotas set for summer flounder have caused material harm to Rhode Island fishermen, who may need the state’s congressional delegation to help them rework the system. / PBN PHOTO/JOHN LEE

R.I. fishermen deserve a voice in management of fluke fishery

In 2016 commercial landings of summer flounder in Point Judith exceeded 1.3 million pounds, more than any other port in the nation. Suffice it...
STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES have issued a moratorium on commercial landings of summer flounder in Rhode Island effective Tuesday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARK ELIAS

NOAA: R.I. summer flounder fishery closed for year after hitting quota

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's commercial summer flounder fishery will be closed until the end of the calendar year, effective Tuesday, after the state hit its...
NO SQUIDDING: Rhode Island 22.5 million pounds of squid in 2016, 16 percent of all squid in the nation. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JOHN LEE

R.I. commercial fishing landed $93.9M in 2016, New Bedford tops nation...

PROVIDENCE – Approximately 82.5 million pounds of seafood were commercially landed in Rhode Island in 2016, an increase of 9.1 percent year over year,...
RHODE ISLAND RECEIVED nearly $2 million to prepare the state's coastlines for rising sea levels and extreme weather. /PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

R.I. receives $2M to bolster coastline

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island received a $1.98 million grant designed to protect against sea level rise and the dangers it poses to homes and...

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