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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.

Eagle on a Rock
Moshassuck Critters Videos
9 hours 25 min ago
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 08:29
Geese Landing
Moshassuck Critters Videos
9 hours 27 min ago
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 08:27
How to leverage your commitment and encourage support for “America the Beautiful” and 30×30
Ocean Project
1 day 1 hour ago
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 16:53
The Good, Bad, and Everything In Between in Vermont’s New Climate Action Plan
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 day 3 hours ago
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 14:31
Localized Projects to Strengthen Portsmouth’s Climate Resiliency
NewsBlur Climate
1 day 4 hours ago
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 13:37
Rhode Island Left Without a Plan After CT, MA Abandon Transportation and Climate Initiative
NewsBlur Climate
1 day 4 hours ago
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 13:27
URI Honors Colloquium presented panel discussion on Nov. 30 on ‘Plastic and Marine Pollution-Science and Solutions’
URI Outreach Center News
1 day 6 hours ago
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 11:43
Winter gardening questions? URI’s Gardening Hotline has the answers
URI Outreach Center News
1 day 6 hours ago
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 11:35
Expanding Toxic Ash Landfills Across New England Is a Bad Idea
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
2 days 2 hours ago
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 15:20
Let’s Make Bike Dreams Come True Together
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
3 days 26 min ago
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 17:28
Assorted Crows
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 days 2 hours ago
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 15:50
DEM Reminds Hunters to Wear 500 Square Inches of Solid, Fluorescent Orange While Hunting and to Bring Harvested Deer to Check Stations on December 4-5
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 days 4 hours ago
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 13:30
ECRI Monthly Meeting, December 2021
Environment Council of RI
3 days 6 hours ago
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 11:33
Governor McKee Announces Support for 23 Affordable Housing Projects Which Will Create or Preserve more than 600 Units of Affordable Housing
RI Governor Press Releases
3 days 6 hours ago
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 11:30
Seals—and Save The Bay Seal Tours—return to Newport
Save the Bay Tides News & Notes
4 days 1 hour ago
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 16:23
150 Geese
Moshassuck Critters Videos
4 days 4 hours ago
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 13:48
Governor McKee announces up to $1.7 million in grants to expand internet access for low- and moderate-income Rhode Islanders across state
RI Governor Press Releases
4 days 5 hours ago
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 12:30
Farm Fresh RI, DEM, Office of Healthy Aging Team Up to Make 2,500 Food Boxes Available to Eligible Seniors
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
4 days 5 hours ago
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 12:00
CELS grad student conducts bumblebee survey of Rhode Island, discovers species not seen in decade
URI Outreach Center News
4 days 6 hours ago
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 11:28
CELS researcher works for diversity, inclusion in sciences, one journal at a time
URI Outreach Center News
4 days 6 hours ago
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 11:24

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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.