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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.

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No bike riding allowed on new pedestrian bridge due to heavy foot traffic
WPRI Feed
1 hour 46 min ago
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 13:27
Providence GPub temporarily shut down after stabbing incident
WPRI Feed
2 hours 20 min ago
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 12:53
Police identify suspect, victim in murder-suicide on Saturday
WPRI Feed
5 hours 31 min ago
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 09:42
RIDOH Recommends Closing Burlingame State Park Camping Area for Swimming while Re-Opening Bristol Town Beach
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
5 hours 59 min ago
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 09:15
5 taken to hospital after Providence crash
WPRI Feed
9 hours 39 min ago
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 05:34
Colts QB Andrew Luck announces retirement
WPRI Feed
16 hours 25 min ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 22:48
Freetown police save dog from hot car, owner charged
WPRI Feed
17 hours 53 min ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 21:20
Dead bird tests positive for EEE in New Bedford
WPRI Feed
19 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 19:50
Letter: Jonathan Pellegrino: Problems at the DMV start at the top
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
21 hours 35 min ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 17:38
Letter: Susan C. Kimmerlein: Families, students must meet teachers half-way
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
21 hours 35 min ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 17:38
Letter: Donna DeLeo Bruno: Spiraling terror goes deeper than political rhetoric
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
21 hours 35 min ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 17:38
Letter: Jack Hayes: Reynolds' wit, creativity and unique perspective
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
21 hours 36 min ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 17:38
Letter: Paulette Tarmey: Craters on Mars will be visited before those on Route 146
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
21 hours 36 min ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 17:37
Letter: Mario DeAngelis: All of Rhode Island should be proud of Barrington team
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
21 hours 36 min ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 17:37
Letter: Stuart Smith: Free speech will help us achieve greatness
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
21 hours 36 min ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 17:37
My Turn: Paul Reville: Lessons for fixing schools
Providence Journal Commentary
21 hours 43 min ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 17:30
My Turn: Daniel F. Harrington: The parable of Perfection Place
Providence Journal Commentary
21 hours 46 min ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 17:27
My Turn: Froma Harrop: Sanders needs shot of dignity
Providence Journal Commentary
21 hours 55 min ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 17:18
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: What could sink Trump’s chances in 2020?
Providence Journal Commentary
22 hours 22 sec ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 17:13
Weather Now: Cooler with Clouds/Showers for Sunday
WPRI Feed
22 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 16:50
Providence police investigating Charles Street homicide
WPRI Feed
23 hours 17 min ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 15:56
Fundraiser for Warwick dog goes viral; family beyond thankful
WPRI Feed
23 hours 36 min ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 15:37
RISP investigating wrong-way crash on the highway
WPRI Feed
1 day 1 hour ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 14:03
3 men stabbed outside of Providence nightclub
WPRI Feed
1 day 3 hours ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 12:09
Stabbing under investigation in Providence
WPRI Feed
1 day 8 hours ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 06:53
Crews investigate serious crash in Attleboro
WPRI Feed
1 day 8 hours ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 06:21
Nesi’s Notes: Aug. 24
WPRI Feed
1 day 11 hours ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 04:00
Diane E. Scola: Nice people show that we live in a kind society
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 day 14 hours ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 01:10
Charlie Jefferds: Bill Reynolds will always be an Ocean State gem
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 day 14 hours ago
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 01:10
MEMA discontinuing phone app
WPRI Feed
1 day 16 hours ago
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 23:13
New RI license plate will ‘closely mirror’ current wave design
WPRI Feed
1 day 17 hours ago
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 21:41
Trash Tutorial: Proper battery disposal depends on its type
Providence Journal Garden News
1 day 18 hours ago
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 20:51
Design Recipes: 10 hot decor trends for fall
Providence Journal Garden News
1 day 18 hours ago
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 20:50
Gardening: Purple loosestrife plants colorful but invasive
Providence Journal Garden News
1 day 18 hours ago
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 20:50
Design Recipes: How to play with texture to perk up your living space
Providence Journal Garden News
1 day 18 hours ago
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 20:50
Anti-violence advocates ‘lock arms for peace’ in Providence
WPRI Feed
1 day 18 hours ago
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 20:34
Pawtucket woman claims man exposed himself before stealing packages from front door
WPRI Feed
1 day 19 hours ago
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 19:58
Providence student is so excited about school, she wrote a song for backpack drive
WPRI Feed
1 day 19 hours ago
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 19:47
Family and friends remember fallen Chicopee soldier
WPRI Feed
1 day 19 hours ago
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 19:34
Road split to be installed this weekend on I-95 at Rt. 146
WPRI Feed
1 day 21 hours ago
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 17:59
3rd human case of EEE confirmed in Massachusetts this year
WPRI Feed
1 day 21 hours ago
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 17:53
My Turn: Fred Zilian: Opening our eyes to the enslaved
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 21 hours ago
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 17:51
RIDOH Recommends Closing Surfer's End of Sachuest Beach for Swimming.
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
1 day 21 hours ago
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 17:30
After 11 years, mother says son’s killer is a ‘coward’
WPRI Feed
1 day 22 hours ago
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 17:10
Providence city councilman sued by deputy DPW director
WPRI Feed
1 day 22 hours ago
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 16:36
US stocks fall sharply as US-China trade war escalates
WPRI Feed
1 day 22 hours ago
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 16:29
Rep. Seth Moulton ends Democratic presidential primary bid
WPRI Feed
1 day 22 hours ago
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 16:23
How New England’s Congressional Delegation Can Protect Our Ocean
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 day 23 hours ago
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 16:10
Norwex, Crate & Barrel, Toyota recalling products
WPRI Feed
1 day 23 hours ago
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 16:05
Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas
WPRI Feed
2 days 7 min ago
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 15:06

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