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Rhode Island Environmental News

[Note: Feeds.WhiteLilac.Info has been rebuilt and expanded here.  August 2016]

News about Rhode Island's environment is gathered automatically from blogs and feeds, and almost every source originates in Rhode Island. This process catches some stories that aren't  important or relevant to this website, but everything here is in order of latest date published at top. Some of the feeds don't always work, some need adjustment, and some stories I see in newspapers or websites that I want to include but can't be brought in automatically, so some news is missing. Eventually, this news service will be refined, but there's plenty to read already.

A more useful way to read the news is by category. I assign environmental categories to news stories as I read them, which sometimes means they don't show up for a little while if I'm taking a break from indexing things here. I don't index the irrelevant stuff. Some stories go back to 2010 because their news feeds were set up to deliver older stories, not just the usual 5 or 10 stories.

Providential Gardener does not necessarily agree or disagree with any of the views expressed in these blogs. Facts may or may not be accurate. So read thoughtfully and do your own research in reliable sources. Of course, in this day and age of the Wild-West internet where everyone can publish their opinions, it's a serious and important question what "reliable sources" might be....

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Latest News

The raw news feeds, which has irrelevant and sometimes duplicative stuff.

Nellie M. Gorbea: Expand voting times, make registering automatic
Providence Journal Commentary
1 hour 6 min ago
Scott D. Reich: Citizens have duty to confront ideas
Providence Journal Commentary
1 hour 6 min ago
Trump should reach out to Muslims
Providence Journal Commentary
1 hour 6 min ago
Michael Morse: Addiction and self-obsession
Providence Journal Commentary
1 hour 6 min ago
Andrew Malcolm: Hidden blessing for Trump in counsel
Providence Journal Commentary
1 hour 6 min ago
Froma Harrop: Focus on victims helps terrorists
Providence Journal Commentary
1 hour 6 min ago
Timothy J. Babineau and Tom Robertson: Thinking of how we want to die
Providence Journal Commentary
1 hour 6 min ago
Gushing about the Rare Annual Seedlings at the Bunker Farm, Vermont
Growing with Plants
6 hours 59 sec ago
Climate Change and the Water Cycle: Four Big Questions Answered
Renewable Now
6 hours 14 min ago
From NRDC, our highlighted group on the radio show this week:Clean Energy Expansion and Clean Power Plan Work as a Great Team to Keep up Climate Progress/Part 2
Renewable Now
6 hours 18 min ago
Fecteau: Terror and Response
Go Local Politics
14 hours 46 min ago
Children Under 18 Allowed in Voting Booth, RI 9 Beirut Marines Day: This Week at the State House
Go Local Politics
14 hours 56 min ago
Carter's influential national security adviser Brzezinski dies at 89
Providence Journal Government News
16 hours 18 min ago
'A momentous day' for R.I. shellfishermen: DEM relaxes restrictions on quahog beds in the upper Bay
Providence Journal Environment
18 hours 42 min ago
Russian ambassador: Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin +video
Providence Journal Government News
19 hours 48 min ago
Mark Patinkin: Retiring Journal editor Dave Butler gave 'em — and us — hell
Providence Journal Commentary
20 hours 53 min ago
Fact check: Trump claims 'millions of jobs' saved, created for U.S. on G7 trip
Providence Journal Government News
21 hours 42 min ago
Montana's new congressman due in court, then DC
Providence Journal Government News
22 hours 31 min ago
Chris Lanen: Hopeful signs for R.I. manufacturers
Providence Journal Commentary
22 hours 33 min ago
From NRDC, our highlighted group on the radio show this week:Clean Energy Expansion and Clean Power Plan Work as a Great Team to Keep up Climate Progress
Renewable Now
23 hours 54 min ago
Welcome to the Native Jungle, Where Local Birds and Bees Thrive
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
23 hours 55 min ago
Raimondo Marks Memorial Day by Ordering Flags Lowered
RI Governor Press Releases
1 day 6 min ago
Bioneers 2017 Keynote Speaker: Cory Doctorow
Bioneers
1 day 11 min ago
For our upcoming June 28 Masters of Sustainability Webinar
Renewable Now
1 day 17 min ago
Welcome to the Native Jungle, Where Local Birds and Bees Thrive
ecoRI News
1 day 1 hour ago
Documents on Brown #1
Transport Providence
1 day 2 hours ago
Trash Tutorial: Shredded paper no longer accepted in mixed recycling
Providence Journal Environment
1 day 4 hours ago
Energy Center's Power-Line Project Expands Impact
ecoRI News
1 day 5 hours ago
DEM, Partners Cut Ribbon on New Beach Facilities at Lincoln Woods State Park
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 day 6 hours ago
June photo contest winner: Amanda Mae Renkel, Charleston, SC
East Coast Greenway
1 day 7 hours ago
Introducing Megan Carvalho as COA Communications Coordinator!
Clean Ocean Access News
1 day 7 hours ago
Longtime Upper-Bay Shellfishing Restrictions Lifted
ecoRI News
1 day 8 hours ago
Side of the Rhode: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not? - May 26, 2017
Go Local Politics
1 day 14 hours ago
Friday Night on Coalition Radio on GoLocal LIVE, Starts at 6:00 PM
Go Local Politics
1 day 14 hours ago
Finneran: Thoughts on Race
Go Local Politics
1 day 15 hours ago
Mark Patinkin: Two dozen years together buys a lot of affection
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 19 hours ago
Mike Stenhouse and Drew Johnson: R.I. should push innovation, not protectionism
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 21 hours ago
Paul Waldman: Trump lie justifies his savage budget
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 21 hours ago
Anastasia Williams: I won't apologize for blasting DCYF
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 21 hours ago
Scott Turner: Hitchcockian birds on a spring morning
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 21 hours ago
Energy Sprawl Crowds Out Southern N.E.'s Farmland and Forests
ecoRI News
2 days 1 hour ago
Expanded Shellfishing Opportunities Announced For R.I. Waters; Changes Take Effect This Weekend
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 days 1 hour ago
Tesla workers saw higher-than-average injury rates/USA Today
Renewable Now
2 days 1 hour ago
Sustainable Coffee Challenge Announces First Four Collective Action Networks
Renewable Now
2 days 1 hour ago
Celebrating a year of community
RI Foundation Blog
2 days 1 hour ago
Governor Establishes Homeland Security Advisory Board
RI Governor Press Releases
2 days 1 hour ago
In R.I., land of many governments, only 12.3% work for them
Providence Journal Government News
2 days 3 hours ago
Planting Trees will reduce stormwater runoff from your property
Clean Ocean Access News
2 days 6 hours ago
Senators Wants Answers About Providence Gas Leak
ecoRI News
2 days 6 hours ago
State Beaches Open Daily Beginning This Saturday
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 days 7 hours ago

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