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These articles come in automatically from raw news feeds. I don't have time to clean up the irrelevant and sometimes duplicative stuff, but it nevertheless demonstrates that an aggregated news resource would be very useful locally. Although the Providence Journal is a shadow of its former self, local environment-related news is produced by various independent reporters and groups, including directly from government agencies and nonprofits. At present we either must subscribe to numerous sources flooding our inboxes and news feeds - an assault we don't have time for, or we ignore the issues because the news is scattered and does not reach critical mass. We need local Associated Press-type collating and curating!

Below the latest news are examples of Featured and Indexed articles that I curated a few years ago. This website actually has a lot of valuable background information on Rhode Island's environment. Scroll down the page to see.

A Day at the Beach Could Help Rhode Islanders Beat the Heat this Weekend
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 day 4 hours ago
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 18:15
Coastal Institute Announces 2022 Distinguished Fellows Awards
URI Coastal Institute News
1 day 5 hours ago
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 17:32
Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 day 8 hours ago
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 14:45
DEM Restocking More than 20 Freshwater Areas in Time for Memorial Day Weekend
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 day 8 hours ago
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 14:15
Governor McKee, Federal and State Leaders, Community Partners Team Up to Host Rhode Island's Second Annual 'Mental Health Action Day'
RI Governor Press Releases
1 day 10 hours ago
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 12:45
President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative Promises to Tackle Climate Injustice – But It Needs to Do Better for Communities of Color
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 day 12 hours ago
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 10:46
Red Tail on the Nest
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 day 12 hours ago
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 10:39
Paradigm of Change
RI Wild Plant Society News
2 days 1 hour ago
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 21:20
A Sense of Place: Kettle Pond
RI Wild Plant Society News
2 days 2 hours ago
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 20:23
A History of the Plant Sale
RI Wild Plant Society News
2 days 4 hours ago
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 18:04
Mohegan Bluffs Staircase on Block Island Closed to Public for Critical Repairs Starting May 23
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 days 6 hours ago
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 16:00
Fish Wrap Summer Gear Guide
Fish Wrap Writer
2 days 7 hours ago
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 15:06
DEM Announces that Seasonal Shellfish Area Closures Take Effect on Saturday, May 28
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 days 8 hours ago
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 14:30
Trail Cameras at Shady Lea Catch Over 12 Species of Mammals and Birds
Save the Bay Tides News & Notes
2 days 8 hours ago
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 13:54
New Tool Calculates Value of Public Benefits in Waterfront Projects
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
2 days 12 hours ago
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 10:00
Governor McKee Announce Site Readiness Awards in 11 Communities
RI Governor Press Releases
2 days 13 hours ago
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 09:45
Cormorant, Egret, Osprey
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 days 2 hours ago
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 20:13
Your Feedback is Needed on Transportation Plan
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
3 days 4 hours ago
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 17:56
Fowlers Toad calls
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 days 5 hours ago
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 17:16
3 Small Birds
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 days 5 hours ago
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 17:14

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Ideally I'd index the relevant stuff and discard the rest regularly, but I am not devoting my time to this in 2018 and 2019. It would be useful to have this compilation of news from a wide variety of responsible local organizations, though. This is a sample of what could be if more people started working on this project. I did index news from the beginning of 2015 into 2018, with a few gaps. It's possible to keep this up in an hour or two a day. But then I can't do other stuff..... SK

 

[First published in early 2015}  News about Rhode Island's environment is gathered automatically from blogs and feeds, and almost every source originates in Rhode Island. This processcatches 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 alwaysn 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....

If you want to subscribe to one of the news sources directly, go to the source and grab the rss feed. In the menu, there is a list of news sources.