Climate Change Takes Toll on RI Beach

Climate Change Takes Toll on RI Beach
Matunuck Beach, photo/coastalcare.org

EcoRI.org: As summer gets underway in [Rhode Island’s] popular Matunuck Beach area, much of the shoreline is still recovering from Superstorm Sandy’s 2012 visit, and ongoing erosion. Since 1951, the beach has migrated some 300 feet inland, and erosion and coastal flooding accelerated after a spate of storms that began in 2010.

Along a mile stretch of waterfront, several landmarks and summer destinations are taking different approaches to adapting to the problems brought on by a changing climate.

Read about how some Rhode Island landmarks are coping with climate change.