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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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Kevin McNamara: The Lions' Matt Patricia not just a mad scientist
Providence Journal Commentary
1 hour 23 min ago
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 14:28
27 Organizations in New York City Combating Food Waste/
Renewable Now
6 hours 17 min ago
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 09:34
Rich Americans are last in sustainable investing, UBS says/Bloomberg
Renewable Now
6 hours 22 min ago
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 09:29
Gardening: Time to gather seeds of wildflowers
Providence Journal Garden News
17 hours 21 min ago
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 22:30
At Home: Hop on board this cool, curved showcase of sustainability
Providence Journal Garden News
17 hours 21 min ago
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 22:30
Trash Tutorial: Let's review basic recycling rules
Providence Journal Garden News
17 hours 21 min ago
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 22:30
Bus strike looms in Providence on Thursday
Providence Journal Education
17 hours 39 min ago
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 22:12
Providence school bus drivers to strike Thursday if no agreement reached
Providence Journal Education
21 hours 30 min ago
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 18:21
My Turn: Gerard E. O’Neill: Union dues are money well spent
Providence Journal Commentary
21 hours 33 min ago
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 18:18
Weekly Mosquito Advisory: No Positive Samples As Populations Begin To Decrease
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 day 1 hour ago
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 14:30
Poinsettia Sale
URI Master Gardener Program
1 day 1 hour ago
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 14:22
Providence details plans on keeping students safe during possible bus strike
Providence Journal Education
1 day 2 hours ago
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 13:35
Along the Garden Path
Blithewold Garden Blog
1 day 3 hours ago
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 12:41
After A Year, Providence Water Customers Still Tapping Into Loan Program To Replace Lead Pipes
RI Public Radio Environment News
1 day 5 hours ago
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:41
The Dirt – September 21, 2018: new URIMGP class in 2019
URI Master Gardener Program
1 day 6 hours ago
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 09:19
Nor’eastR Conference – A one day #rstats conference
URI Coastal Institute News
1 day 7 hours ago
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 08:31
Rare beaked whales may not be so rare after all
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 day 8 hours ago
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 07:01
Regarding the Pell Bridge Ramp Realignment Designs
RI Bicycle Coalition
1 day 14 hours ago
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 01:42
John R. Grasso: 'Tested' Cranston officer performed well
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 15 hours ago
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 00:39
I'm 100% Corn Fed and Totally OK with It
Growing with Plants
1 day 17 hours ago
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 22:45
Providence City Council takes another shot at ethics ordinance
Providence Journal Government News
1 day 17 hours ago
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 22:18
Regarding the Pell Bridge Ramp Realignment Designs
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 day 18 hours ago
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 21:42
We’re tight with bait fish; here’s how to tell which is which
Fish Wrap Writer
1 day 19 hours ago
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 20:36
Talks end; Providence school bus drivers union prepared to strike
Providence Journal Education
1 day 19 hours ago
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 20:00
Burrillville power plant proposal hits possible deal-breaking snag
Providence Journal Environment
1 day 21 hours ago
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 18:23
Hurricane María: My Story
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 day 23 hours ago
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 16:41
If bus company strikes, Education Dept. will reimburse for transport of students outside Providence district
Providence Journal Education
1 day 23 hours ago
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 16:01
If bus company strikes, Education Dept. will reimburse students outside Providence for transportation
Providence Journal Education
2 days 52 min ago
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 14:59
On the Road with Rick Holmes: Alaska: Russians, Americans and 229 tribes
Providence Journal Commentary
2 days 1 hour ago
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 14:49
Interactive Dashboard of Survey Results
RI Environmental Education Assn News
2 days 2 hours ago
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 13:26
North Kingstown Lake Slated For Possible Follow-Up Treatment For Noxious, Invasive Weeds On September 25
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 days 2 hours ago
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 13:15
Providence school bus drivers union, First Student to meet with mediator
Providence Journal Education
2 days 4 hours ago
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 11:51
Puerto Rico Will Rise, Thanks to Renewables, Microgrids and Energy Storage
Energy Consumers Bulletin
2 days 4 hours ago
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 11:30
CCRI Foundation Fund
RI Foundation Blog
2 days 4 hours ago
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:58
Rhode Island Unemployment Rate Decreases for Fourth Consecutive Month
RI Governor Press Releases
2 days 5 hours ago
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:45
Ready Or Not: Remembering The 1938 Hurricane, 80 Years Later
RI Public Radio Environment News
2 days 6 hours ago
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 09:15
Cardinal Müller: “The best protector of the environment … is he who proclaims the Good News that there is survival with God alone.”
Catholic Ecology
2 days 16 hours ago
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 23:30
Providence schools prepare families of students for possible bus strike
Providence Journal Education
2 days 16 hours ago
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 23:07
Rap star Talib Kweli to speak at Rhode Island College Freshman Lecture
Providence Journal Education
2 days 18 hours ago
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 21:48
My Turn: Mackubin Thomas Owens: Trying to win back our freedoms
Providence Journal Commentary
2 days 20 hours ago
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 18:57
Why Energy Efficiency Is So Powerful
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 days 20 min ago
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 15:31
Raimondo, State Officials Break Ground on New Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility
RI Commerce Corporation Press Releases
3 days 21 min ago
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 15:30
Raimondo, State Officials Break Ground on New Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility
RI Governor Press Releases
3 days 1 hour ago
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 14:15
Squawk of the Wild: How one Institute historian learns history by studying birds
Brown University Environmental Studies
3 days 5 hours ago
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:27
My Turn: Leslie Y. Gutterman: It helps to announce our shortcomings
Providence Journal Commentary
3 days 17 hours ago
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 22:46
Mark Patinkin: MS hasn't kept this Providence police officer out of uniform
Providence Journal Commentary
3 days 17 hours ago
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 21:51
Head Of NE Environmental Advocacy Group Talks Progress Reducing Carbon Emissions
RI Public Radio Environment News
3 days 22 hours ago
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 16:52
Bioneers 2018 Presenter Preview: Author & Herbalist Kami McBride
Bioneers
4 days 34 min ago
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 15:17
URI debuts expanded shuttle service
Providence Journal Education
4 days 1 hour ago
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 14:21
Touring Newport Mansions
Rose Journal
4 days 1 hour ago
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 14:21

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