More Safeties Required to Prevent Climate Change Turning Toxic

Hazardous waste sites and chemical facilities pockmark New England, leftovers of the region’s industrial past. And little action is being taken to prevent climate change from impacting these sites and cooking up a toxic future, according to a new report.

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Localized Projects to Strengthen Portsmouth’s Climate Resiliency

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Nine projects scattered around this Aquidneck Island town will take priority in coming years as the community seeks to build climate resiliency.

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When the Sea Comes to Claim the Past: Climate Change and Coastal Archaeology

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — Coastlines are used to steady change, slow cycles of erosion and revegetation. They have a “self-healing mechanism” that stabilizes the shores and, as a byproduct, keeps the region’s archaeological record safely buried. But in late October 2012, Superstorm Sandy stripped away that protective layer.

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