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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.

How To Strengthen 3 Bills That Can Cut Transportation Emissions
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
2 hours 21 min ago
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 15:59
DEM Stocking Local Waters with Trout October 1-8 for Fall Fishing Season
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
5 hours 35 min ago
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 12:45
DEM Now Accepting Credit Card Payments for State Lot G Placards for Long-term Parking at Galilee
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
7 hours 5 min ago
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 11:15
DEM Division of Law Enforcement K9 Grizzly to get Donation of Body Armor
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 days 11 hours ago
Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 06:45
Fall Is Trophy Time
Fish Wrap Writer
3 days 23 hours ago
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 19:10
Mosquito Advisory: State Announces No New West Nile Virus (WNV) Findings; Asks Public to Protect Themselves from an Emerging WMV Carrier in RI, the Asian Tiger Mosquito
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
4 days 1 hour ago
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 16:45
East Coast Greenway in Rhode Island
RI Bicycle Coalition
4 days 3 hours ago
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 14:23
Weed Treatment to Control Invasive Species in Meshanticut Pond set for September 28
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
4 days 6 hours ago
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 11:30
6 Picks for a Perfect Fall Picnic on Boston Harbor
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
4 days 8 hours ago
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 09:29
Your chance to influence RI's EV charging plan
Energy Consumers Bulletin
5 days 2 hours ago
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 15:34
End of Season
RI Osprey Monitoring
6 days 2 hours ago
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 16:06
Bill Will Prepare Massachusetts Communities for Climate Change
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 6 hours ago
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 11:23
Virtual Workshop Release: Using Compost for Improved Crop Production
Northeast Organic Farming Assn RI News
1 week 6 hours ago
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 11:22
In Memory -Veronica A. “Ronni” Sozek
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
1 week 21 hours ago
Monday, September 20, 2021 - 20:25
Green Ribbon Schools Award application – due 1/15
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 week 1 day ago
Monday, September 20, 2021 - 09:44
Chef Lucia’s Fall Feast
Fish Wrap Writer
1 week 2 days ago
Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 13:19
Gov. McKee and DEM Announce Availability of $4 Million in Outdoor Recreation Funding to Help Communities Build and Expand Local Recreational Resources
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, September 17, 2021 - 14:45
July 2021 Amtrak Financial Report
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, September 17, 2021 - 13:54
Representation Matters When It Comes to Transportation Funding
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, September 17, 2021 - 12:24
June 2021 Amtrak Financial Report
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, September 17, 2021 - 10:18

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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.