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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.

Environmental Field Technician
RI Environmental Education Assn News
5 hours 32 min ago
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 17:25
Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls with Whipped Cream Cheese Icing
Farm Fresh RI
7 hours 30 min ago
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 15:26
Woodward Forest – Norton
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
1 day 4 hours ago
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 18:20
Governor McKee Announces 500,000 Additional COVID-19 At-Home Rapid Tests to be Distributed
RI Governor Press Releases
1 day 7 hours ago
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 15:15
Keeping Food “Waste” Out of Landfills Can Help Relieve Food Insecurity
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 day 7 hours ago
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 15:12
Is the 2022 RI budget good for climate action?
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 day 10 hours ago
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 12:22
Five resiliency projects that help the Bay respond to climate change
Save the Bay Tides News & Notes
1 day 13 hours ago
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 09:56
Governor McKee Announces Department of Health Transition Support Team
RI Governor Press Releases
1 day 13 hours ago
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 09:30
This New Year, We Resolve to Keep Fighting for Strong Climate Laws
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 day 13 hours ago
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 09:18
Doves and Juncos
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 days 11 hours ago
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 11:38
Governor McKee's Budget Proposal Includes Health Spending Accountability Program
RI Governor Press Releases
2 days 11 hours ago
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 11:15
Why Is ISO-New England Helping Big Oil Lie to You?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
2 days 13 hours ago
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 09:54
Merghansers on ice and Geese in flight
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 days 14 hours ago
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 08:22
How Native Plant Cultivars Affect Pollinators
RI Wild Plant Society News
3 days 6 hours ago
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 16:03
Education Assistant (Seasonal)
RI Environmental Education Assn News
3 days 13 hours ago
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 09:29
5 Kinds of Water Birds
Moshassuck Critters Videos
4 days 5 hours ago
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 17:05
Merlin at the Hawk Magnet Tree
Moshassuck Critters Videos
4 days 5 hours ago
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 17:02
Save The Bay commends Gov. Dan McKee for allocations to environmental agencies and green bonds in 2023 budget proposal, repeats call for OSCAR funding
Save the Bay Tides News & Notes
4 days 19 hours ago
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 03:15
Gulls, Gadwalls, and Mergansers
Moshassuck Critters Videos
5 days 9 hours ago
Sunday, January 23, 2022 - 13:37
Mudflat Ice
Moshassuck Critters Videos
6 days 11 hours ago
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 11:04

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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.