Avory Brookins

Environment Reporter

Avory started as Rhode Island Public Radio's environment reporter in April 2017.  You'll also hear her sometimes filling-in as the weekend news host/anchor.  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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Lower-emission tractor-trailers could soon be making their way onto roads across the country.


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Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo wants to spend $10 million to add emission-free buses to the state's public transit authority. 

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A research team that includes professors from the University of Rhode Island is looking for volunteers on Cape Cod to have their drinking water tested. The team will be looking for man-made chemicals called PFAS in private wells.

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Rhode Island environmental officials are expecting the gypsy moth caterpillar outbreak to finally end this year. 

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This spring and summer, more New England residents could be exposed to the tick that causes Lyme disease, according to a local tick expert. 


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Energy use in Rhode Island is down about 11 percent since 2015, according to Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo. 


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Rhode Island officials say the state is on track to meet its clean energy goal of 1,000 megawatts of renewables by 2020. That's equivalent to about 30-40 percent of the state's energy needs.

University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center

Researchers at the University of Rhode Island are leading a new project in the Philippines to increase the number of fish in their waters.

 


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The Nature Conservancy of Rhode Island is protecting 82 acres of land from housing development in East Providence. 


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A Providence city council member is supporting a proposed statewide ban on plastic bags and disposable plastic containers. This comes after Providence’s mayor vetoed a similar measure.  

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In a divided vote, the New England Fishery Management Council is backing a new operations plan for a sector of New Bedford boats that have been prohibited from fishing. However, the council said the plan should only be approved if certain conditions are met. 

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Rhode Island's air quality is slightly improving but still needs work, according to a new report from the American Lung Association. 


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Today starts a series of final hearings for a proposed natural gas power plant in Burrillville. 

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Scientists will be tracking the movement of migratory fish along the Pawcatuck River this spring. It's the first time the entire river has been accessible to fish since the 1880s.


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An offshore wind developer is seeking comments from the public on potential environmental impacts of its proposed Massachusetts project, which could be the nation's first large-scale offshore wind farm if approved. 

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