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R.I. gets $52.9M for Cliff Walk, 37 other projects

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will get more than $52.9 million in federal funding to support 38 local projects, including $5 million to repair the...

Storms spur long-awaited action in Providence

The Providence Resilience Partnership has warned for years of the city’s widespread flood risk and the need for more flood protection, but it never...

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to spend $1M to study Fox...

PROVIDENCE – Efforts to keep Providence’s iconic flood barrier on top of rising waters will get a $1 million boost from the U.S. Army...
STORM ­­WARNING: Providence Chief Engineer Craig Hochman at the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier. Several environmental groups have warned the barrier is in need of fixes or should be replaced amid a warming climate.
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Fox Point Hurricane Barrier in need of upgrades, environmental groups warn

PROVIDENCE once led the nation in hurricane protection. But in the half-century since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier,...
R.I. LARGE SCALE: Matthew Morrissey, head of Northeast markets for Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind Power, stands in the company’s office in Providence in March 2020. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State is banking on power boost

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT Change usually happens slowly, especially when government gets involved. But in the last five years, the nascent renewable energy sector has exploded in the United...

Report: 30% of state critical infrastructure at risk of failing in...

PROVIDENCE – A major flood could render inoperable nearly one-third of Rhode Island's hospitals, wastewater treatment plants, ports and other critical infrastructure, simultaneously making...

Report: Over half of R.I. policyholders of national flood insurance will...

PROVIDENCE – Over half of Rhode Island property owners with national flood insurance will see their annual premiums increase under changes to the Federal...
ADVANCED PLANNING: Arnold “Buff” Chace Jr., managing principal of Cornish Associates LP, is co-chairman of a group called the Providence Resilience Partnership, which is looking at how to better understand and prepare the city for flood risk and secure federal funding for its priorities. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

SURGE MENTALITY: Warning sounded about Providence’s widespread flood risks

Arnold “Buff” Chace Jr. was 7 years old when Hurricane Carol ravaged Rhode Island, with a storm surge that submerged downtown Providence in 12...
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