Adam Goldstein


Adam Goldstein is the climate and environmental reporter at the New Bedford Light, and a first-year corps member with Report for America. Prior to the Light, Goldstein reported on agricultural policy for the D.C. Bureau of States Newsroom, and on education and environmental issues at the Columbia Missourian. He is a San Francisco native, and an alumnus of both the Missouri School of Journalism and Tulane University.


Saving a salt marsh

With human help, the salt marshes at Allens Pond in Dartmouth are migrating upland. The effort is meant to protect these coastal wetlands and help them adapt to rising sea levels.

New Bedford working to reduce sewer overflows

Since the 1990s, New Bedford has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in reducing overflows, and upgrading its combined sewer system, city Department of Public Infrastructure Commissioner Jamie Ponte said.

Climate concerns hit Cuttyhunk

Coastal storms push sand into the ferry channel — threatening to cut off access to the tiny island community.

South Coast confronts rising seas

Rising sea levels and intensifying storms are reshaping the South Coast, with flooding roadways, beach erosion, declining salt marsh, and property damage forcing towns to acknowledge that they must adapt to shifting conditions.

Hurricane barrier faces climate challenges

For the first 25 years of its existence, 1966 to 1991, the largest number of closures was 18 per year. Over the past decade, it has met or exceeded that number in every year except 2015, 2022, and 2023.

Climate changing coastal property risks

Federal policymakers are working to reduce coastal redevelopment subsidies through small changes, such as implementing a new flood insurance pricing model that is driving up premiums on beachfront properties.

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