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.

MPCA Photos / Flickr

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is proposing to slash funding from a new air quality improvement program that hasn't even started yet.


Avory Brookins / RIPR

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 includes a large environmental bond worth $48.5 million to fund land and water quality improvements. It's one of four ballot initiatives the governor is proposing for November 2018.  

Pamela O'Donnell / Yale University


Avory Brookins / RIPR

Invenergy, a power company that wants to build a natural gas-fired power plant in northwestern Rhode Island, has terminated its water supply agreement with the Narragansett Indian Tribe. 

Multidisciplinary Instrumentation in Support of Oceanography Facility / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have discovered the largest volcanic eruption on record in the deep ocean.


Elisabeth Harrison / RIPR

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has joined opposition to President Donald Trump’s plan to drill for oil and gas offshore in protected federal areas of New England waters. 


Jeremy Keith / Flickr

A New Bedford fishing mogul known as "The Codfather" is facing new federal allegations for misreporting the amount of fish harvested by his fleet, this time in the scallop fishery.


RIPR

Rhode Island's Attorney General Peter Kilmartin has announced his opposition to a natural gas power plant that has been proposed for the Town of Burrillville by a Chicago-based energy company called Invenergy.  


NorthEndWaterfront.com / Flickr

Flooding during last week's snowstorm was nowhere near as extreme in Rhode Island and the South Coast as it was in areas like Boston, Scituate and Marshfield. But why? 


Juan Rodriguez

Snow hit Rhode Island and the South Coast hard Thursday, with some areas getting more than 16 inches.

Juan Rodriguez

After suspending all service Thursday afternoon because of heavy snow, RIPTA buses returned to the roads on Friday morning. However, some routes continued to experience disruptions. 

Saitec / flickr

State regulators have made it easier for solar companies to do business in the Ocean State with a new statewide permit application for solar projects. 


Andre Praxedes / Flickr

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth have been working to develop devices and computer codes that would help harness wave energy more effectively. 

RIPR File Photo

Massachusetts state regulators are reviewing proposals for large-scale offshore wind energy projects after three offshore wind developers submitted bids Wednesday. 

Gregory Heath / CSIRO

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which caps power plant carbon emissions in participating states, is expected to expand to New Jersey and Virginia. 


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