Avory Brookins

Avory joined us from Wisconsin Public Radio where she worked as a general assignment reporter. Previously, she did some science and community reporting for Philadelphia's public radio station, WHYY. Avory is a Philadelphia native and is looking forward to being back on the East Coast to start her next adventure.   

"I'm completely new to Rhode Island, so I'm really excited for this job because I'll be learning and reporting on Rhode Island's environmental issues at the same time. Plus, it's great knowing that I'll be able to serve as an environmental resource for Rhode Island Public Radio's listeners." 

Avory graduated from Temple University in 2016 with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism.

Federal fishery regulators are taking back their claim that newer lobster fishing gear is harmful to North Atlantic right whales.

Right whales are one of the most endangered of all the large whales, with only 450 remaining in the wild. Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently published a report on the whales’ mortality.

A renewable energy company from Denmark has agreed to buy Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind, developer of the first offshore wind farm in the country off of Block Island.

Researchers in Massachusetts say under the worst case scenario, climate change could reduce the scallop population by more than 50 percent in just a few decades, which could be bad news for New Bedford’s lucrative fishing port.


On a quiet street by Green Hill Pond in Charlestown about a mile away from the ocean, Andrew Baer walks onto his front lawn and asks for help sliding the cap off his well. Luckily, he's having solar panels installed and there are plenty of hands at-the-ready. 

A local environmental nonprofit is speaking out against proposed changes to federal fishing regulations outlined under the Magnuson-Stevens Act. 

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