NOAA’s Latest Forecast: A Very Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season

NOAA’s Latest Forecast: A Very Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) just released its projections for 14-21 named storms during this year’s hurricane season. The Atlantic will see up to 10 hurricanes – above-average activity this year — which would make it the seventh consecutive above-average hurricane season. Some 3-6 of these hurricanes are likely to be classified as…

Projo Opinion: This is the moment to make Providence climate-ready

Projo Opinion: This is the moment to make Providence climate-ready

Providence is at a climate crossroads. While the world made collective progress over the last month in meeting our global climate goals, at the end of the day, just like politics, our climate challenges are local. We have a unique city, with buildings, transportation systems and neighborhoods that will bear the brunt of severe weather…

EcoRI News: New Providence Partnership Pushes for Climate-Ready City

EcoRI News: New Providence Partnership Pushes for Climate-Ready City

PROVIDENCE — The city’s vulnerabilities to the climate crisis, most notably increased flooding linked to sea-level rise, storm surge, and more frequent and intense rains, are urgent and will increase in the coming decades to unmanageable levels. The status quo or business as usual won’t keep Rhode Island’s capital afloat. The fledgling organization that came…

Providence Business News: Warning sounded about Providence’s widespread flood risks

Providence Business News: 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 feet of water and crippled the city even after the flood receded. For many property and business owners too young to remember the 1954 hurricane, flooding is more of an abstract…

Projo: What places in Providence are most at risk from climate change?

Projo: What places in Providence are most at risk from climate change?

PROVIDENCE — It’s no secret that Providence is at risk from climate change. There are numerous reports detailing the vulnerability of the Port of Providence, the downtown and other low-lying areas to storm surges and tidal flooding. Other studies detail the risks of heat exposure and respiratory illnesses in such neighborhoods as Elmwood and Washington Park…