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– Margaret J. Wheatley
Articles of Interest
Climate change creates new concerns to protect Newport's history
The effects of climate change, including altered climate, sea level rise and intensified storms, have the potential to harm the history which makes Newport appealing, attractive and unique.
This "Ponzi scheme" surrounding development leaves most cities and towns functionally insolvent
Does new development pay enough in property taxes to cover the cost of building, maintaining and replacing roads and sewer lines?
Aquidneck Island's Waters Under Tremendous Pressure
The ponds, rivers, brooks, and streams that supply the Newport Water Division and its nearly 15,000 service connections with drinking water and the island’s popular beaches are relentlessly stressed by contaminated stormwater runoff.
Troubled Waters in Newport
City's drinking-water supply at risk from encroaching seas and stronger storms.
Building a Resilient Newport
RI SeaGrant is working with URI's Senior Landscape Architecture Studio developing adaptive designs to address current and future challenges to the area regarding water quality, user traffic, dune restoration, as well as elevated sea levels and storm hazards.
Toxics Buried Under Waites Wharf Worry Newporters
Proposal to build waterfront hotel could unleash arsenic, lead, and a known carcinogen