NOAA: Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States

NOAA: Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States

NOAA’s recently released Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States  highlighted the increasing risk from “sunny day” flooding, and other consequences of relentless sea level rise. Like other coastal communities across the U.S., New England continues to experience more frequent high-tide flooding, forcing residents and visitors to deal with flooded shorelines,…

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

PBN | 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, the $14 million project has lost its luster. The metal has corroded, the steel scratched and beaten down. But the gates, pipes and valves of the structure itself aren’t the biggest…

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…

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…