Avory Brookins

Environment Reporter

Avory started as Rhode Island Public Radio's environment reporter in April 2017.  Before joining the station, she was a general assignment reporter at Wisconsin Public Radio. Previously she reported on health, science and the community for Philadelphia's public radio station, WHYY.

Avory is a Philadelphia native and proud Temple Owl.

When she's not reporting on the environment, she loves listening to K-pop, watching K-dramas, and researching Korean culture.

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Environmental advocates are regrouping today and Monday after a failed attempt to convince state legislators to amend the legislative budget, which diverts $12.5 million from energy efficiency programs to the state's General Fund.

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Rhode Island's Clean Water Action is against a bill that would ban plastic bags statewide. 

Holly Hitchcock

Rhode Island Superior Court will hear a case against Invenergy - the company proposing to build a natural gas power plant in Burrillville - and the Town of Johnston.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Rhode Island's chapter of The Nature Conservancy is preparing to remove a 200-year-old dam from the Pawcatuck River to restore the ecosystem and protect local communities from flooding due to dam failure. 


Rhode Islanders for Affordable Energy

A new coalition of business owners and local building trades unions is advocating for the construction of a proposed natural gas power plant in Burrillville. 


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Gov. Gina Raimondo said Rhode Island will continue to address climate change despite President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of a global climate agreement. 

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The number of clean energy jobs in Rhode Island is up 66 percent since 2014.


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Scientists are concerned about recent proposals from a national agency that would allow companies to search for oil and gas below the Atlantic Ocean floor.

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A researcher from Yale University says the way people interpret scientific information depends largely on their political ideology. 

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A Rhode Island Superior Court judge is still deciding whether to dismiss a lawsuit related to a proposed power plant in Burrillville after a hearing this week. 


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The final phase of a water quality project decades in the making has been delayed by at least three years. 


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A national climate agency is expecting the Northeast to have higher sea levels than the global average by the year 2100.


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Local environmental experts believe President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the Environmental Protection Agency could have devastating effects on the Ocean State.


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A final decision on a controversial proposed power plant in the Town of Burrillville is expected to stretch into next year. 

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