Bob Wyss








Huffington Post

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Rhode Island Monthly.

Living on the Edge

CottagesPix        Crammed with a hundred years of family memories, the stately Browning cottages are sliding into the ocean. Can anything rescue our southshore beaches from the relentless march of the sea?
      Ed Cooley is PC’s latest hope for Big East glory. But who gave this South Providence kid the confidence to overcome the odds and go on to land the best job in Rhode Island sports?
       Tough Enough
      He is hosting a traditional Rhode Island clambake that will serve up 275 lobsters, fifty chickens, sixty pounds of chorizo, 250 pounds of red bliss potatoes, 260 ears of corn, five bushels of Maine clams, seBigEastPixven bushels of Prince Edward Island mussels and vats of Rhode Island clear-broth clam chowder. His 200 guests are gathered under a white and green striped tent in Newport’s Fort Adams. The sun setting over Jamestown casts a magical light upon the sailboats still gliding across Narragansett Bay.
       Playing It Safe
      Save The Bay was once a scrappy, shoestring fighter for the environment. Now it has a multi-million-dollar budget, a former hedge fund manager as boss, and confrontation is a thing of the past. Has it lost its way?


The Enternal Optimists,November-December 2009

Connecticut Explored

Connecticut’s Mulberry Madness, Summer 2010


“New Journalism-Science Initiatives Alter How Science News is Shaped.”  SEJournal, Fall, 2009.

 “Presidential Campaign Proves Environment a Hot Story.”  SEJournal, Fall, 2008.


New York Times

 “Town  Is Split Over Hiking Trail,” The New York Times, April 17, 2005.

 “A Steeple Is Ready to Rise Again,” The New York Times, December 5, 2004.

“Six Feet Under, But Where? ”The New York Times, October 10, 2004.

“Gallery Dogs,” The New York Times, August 15, 2004.

 “An  Ode To Grecian Flowerpots,”  The New York Times, July 25, 2004.

 Christian Science Monitor

“Wrought-Iron  Beauty From a More Stylish Age,” Christian Science Monitor, August 18, 2004.

“In  Praise Of The Flowerpot,” Christian Science Monitor, August 18, 2004.

 Hartford Courant

Still Quiet, Still Green,” Hartford Courant, August 17, 2008.

“Green Pioneer Helped Bring Vermont Back From the Brink,” Hartford Courant,  January 7, 2007.

 “Antiques Fever: The Great Old Gold Rush,” Hartford Courant, April 23, 2006.

 Providence Journal

 “Yellowstone.” Providence Journal, Aug. 7, 2012.

“Where Baseball Bats are Born.” Providence Journal, June 2, 2010.

“The Great Lakes: Saudi Arabia of Water?” Providence Journal, December 9, 2009.

“Is the Appalachian Trail Being Loved to Death? Providence Journal, November 6, 2008.

“Suburbanizing the Forest,” Providence Journal, September 21, 2008.

“Clearing The Foul Air In Mexico City.”  Providence Journal, May 5, 2008.

“The Wind-Energy Challenge Of Altamont.”  Providence Journal, November 2, 2007.

“The Pikas On The Pass.”  Providence Journal, September 2, 2007.

“Antiques No Longer Just Antiques,” Providence Journal, August 20, 2006.

“Hunt Gets Harder,” Providence Journal, June 4, 2006.

“Disaster  In Donora: ‘It’s Murder’,” Providence Journal, February 3, 2005.

 “Discovering the Students That I Teach,” Providence Journal, June 12, 2004.

Online Publications

Coal Black Sky at, November 5, 2014 –

Poynter Online

“A ‘Waist’ Of Time?” Poynteronline, November 15, 2004.