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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.

Electrifying cars, buses, and trucks will save lives. Why wait?
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 week 1 day ago
Monday, November 23, 2020 - 10:14
Dawley Farm – Warwick
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
1 week 2 days ago
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 12:09
Alewife Brook Preserve – South Kingstown
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
1 week 2 days ago
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 11:42
Westerly Town Forest – Westerly
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
1 week 2 days ago
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 11:18
DEM Adds 149.5 Acres of Forestland to Conservation Area in Tiverton
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 15:30
DEM Advises On Identifying Potential Snow Disposal Sites to Prevent Contamination of Water Supplies
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 15:15
Going crab-less for tautog
Fish Wrap Writer
1 week 4 days ago
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 19:00
The Dirt – November 20, 2020: Free Seed Update, Poinsettia Sale, Coloring Pages
URI Master Gardener Program
1 week 4 days ago
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 16:22
Saving the planet, one turtle at a time
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 week 4 days ago
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 16:12
DEM Establishes $1 Million Fund to Help Indoor Sports Venues Recoup Losses Incurred During COVID-Caused Closure
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 5 days ago
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:45
Tips for Winning Playing Online Casino Gambling that Profits Big
Rhode Island: It's All in Our Backyard
1 week 5 days ago
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 01:53
Real Organic Project – Symposium 2021
Northeast Organic Farming Assn RI News
1 week 6 days ago
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 13:50
Another Awareness Day? Why they are worth all of that energy!
Ocean Project
1 week 6 days ago
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 12:18
An invasion of finches
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 week 6 days ago
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 10:25
DEM to Host November 23rd Public Workshop on Updated Draft Freshwater Wetland Rules
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 6 days ago
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 10:00
2021 RI Nature Video Fest Accepting Submissions
Environment Council of RI
1 week 6 days ago
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 09:21
Winter Birds
15 Minute Field Trips
1 week 6 days ago
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 18:36
DEM Announces New Website Feature Providing Access To Weekly Rhode Island Seafood Landings
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 weeks 30 min ago
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 15:15
DEM Announces Availability of $1.6 Million to Create and Improve Recreational Trails Across Rhode Island
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 15:15
NBNERR Stewardship Coordinator
RI Environmental Education Assn News
2 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 08:47

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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.