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.

An estimated 300 people attended a public meeting in Providence Wednesday on the Trump administration’s plan to drill for oil and gas off the East Coast.

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


Boston is close to banning plastic bags after a unanimous city council vote Wednesday. Several Rhode Island municipalities have also banned the bags, but some advocates make the case for a statewide ban.


Boston’s Chief Resilience Officer is warning that people of color are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.