Stone Living Lab Announces Partnership with 2021 Earthshot Prize Finalist Living Seawalls

Three people stand on a beach, two holding vertical beach profiling rods while the third writes on a clipboard.
11/29/2022 | Education, Research

Beach Profiling Highlighted at Coastal Sediments 2023 Conference

Results from our beach profiling project have been selected to be presented at the 2023 Coastal Sediments conference this coming April in New Orleans, Louisiana!

Wicked High Tides are coming to Boston!

This fall, Boston will experience a spectacular tidal event: the Perigean Spring Tides (also called King Tides). These “wicked high tides” result in high tides that are 2-4 feet higher than normal. This natural phenomenon occurs a few times each year, and gives us a window into how sea level rise will soon start affecting our daily lives.

11/03/2022

Adapting to water rather than fighting it

Check out the new op-ed in CommonWealth Magazine written by Boston Harbor Now President and CEO Kathy Abbott and Stone Living Lab Managing Director Joe Christo about Boston prioritizing nature-based approaches to climate change. In the op-ed, they write "Climate change is a challenge that requires everyone at the table – public partners at all levels of government, the private sector, scientists, and, most importantly, the residents in communities most at risk." 

Commemorating Hurricane Sandy

This Saturday will be the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy making landfall in New York City and New Jersey on October 29, 2012.

For coastal communities, the canary is a sparrow

Lab Director of Climate Engagement, Melanie Gárate, authored this important piece which was featured in the Hill.

A close-up image of a wrack line with shells, dry grass, and seaweed along the shore.

Intense Intertidal Temperatures

From July 19th – July 26th, Boston experienced a memorable weeklong heatwave with air temperatures well over 90°F every day, even topping out at 100°F on July 24th. We typically think of the coast as a place to cool down, but our sensors revealed that our intertidal sites were experiencing extreme heat, too.

Stone Living Lab Awards Three Research Grants to Study Social and Economic Impacts of Climate Change

Stone Living Lab has announced the award of three research grants to study the social and economic impacts of “nature-based” approaches to coastal flood protection.

Boston’s historic Fish Pier has changed with the times, but stays true to its roots

Stone Living Lab's Managing Director Joe Christo recently spoke with Chronicle on WCVB Channel 5 about the Boston Fish Pier and Lab's work. Watch here!