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Rhode Island Environmental News

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.

Latest News

The raw news feeds, which has irrelevant and sometimes duplicative stuff.

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Roots of shoreline repair: In E. Providence, trying a soft approach to erosion control
Providence Journal Environment
10 hours 26 min ago
Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 17:08
Letters: Blame Uber for Jump bikes failure; consolidate to ease budget woes; R.I. can't afford not to legalize marijuana
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
11 hours 14 min ago
Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: Across the wide, growing American divide
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 11 hours ago
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 16:20
Letters: Let's worship safely; marijuana can ease budget woes; try a garden-variety stress reliever
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 day 11 hours ago
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Froma Harrop: Pandemic makes end-of-life care harder
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 11 hours ago
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 16:20
Our Turn: Sen. William J. Conley Jr. and Rep. Karen Alzate: Sharing the burden of rebuilding our economy
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 11 hours ago
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 16:20
My turn: Michael F. Sabitoni: In times of crisis, R.I. can count on union workers
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 11 hours ago
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 16:20
Alan Rosenberg: A family memory for Memorial Day; we're honoring high school grads
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 17 hours ago
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 10:20
East Matunuck, Scarborough State Beaches Will Open on Memorial Day - Monday, May 25
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 days 6 hours ago
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 21:30
Design Recipes: Try these affordable designer hacks
Providence Journal Garden News
2 days 6 hours ago
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 20:50
Right at Home: What's new and notable in outdoor grills
Providence Journal Garden News
2 days 6 hours ago
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 20:50
Gardening: A few less common vegetables to consider
Providence Journal Garden News
2 days 6 hours ago
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 20:50
Time-saving tricks for home maintenance
Providence Journal Garden News
2 days 6 hours ago
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 20:50
Letters: How not to expedite a vaccine; time for R.I. to open up; take care with discarded PPE
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 days 11 hours ago
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Jeanne Cola: In a time of pandemic, housing is health care
Providence Journal Commentary
2 days 11 hours ago
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 16:20
Our Turn: Karissa Niehoff and Thomas Mezzanotte: Enduring lessons of a lost season for R.I.'s student-athletes
Providence Journal Commentary
2 days 11 hours ago
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 16:20
Westerly beaches open, and some find the call irresistible
Providence Journal Education
2 days 11 hours ago
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 16:19
It’s Friday! Scavenger hunt time!
RI Bicycle Coalition
2 days 11 hours ago
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 15:39
Mangino column: The pandemic is crushing the Sixth Amendment
Providence Journal Commentary
2 days 13 hours ago
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 14:16
DEM Issues COVID-19, Other Safety Guidelines as the Boating Season Kicks Off in Rhode Island Waters
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 days 14 hours ago
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 12:45
East Providence will go ahead with plan for socially distanced Memorial Day parade
Providence Journal Environment
2 days 15 hours ago
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 11:52
R.I. must stop monitoring plants to death
Narwhal's Left Tooth
2 days 16 hours ago
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 10:42
What you need to know before fencing in a yard
Providence Journal Garden News
2 days 18 hours ago
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 08:43
Bozelko column: Poetry essential to effective journalism
Providence Journal Commentary
2 days 19 hours ago
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 08:25
5/22 Letters: Defending Bishop Tobin; thoughts on unemployment benefits; governor's priorities misplaced
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 days 10 hours ago
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 17:20
URI senior sues over university’s coronavirus shutdown
Providence Journal Education
3 days 11 hours ago
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 16:22
My Turn: David M. Chenevert: Manufacturing will drive R.I.'s recovery
Providence Journal Commentary
3 days 11 hours ago
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 16:21
The Dirt – May 22, 2020: URIMGP Gets Creative, Plant Sale Pickup
URI Master Gardener Program
3 days 12 hours ago
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 15:23
Join Bike Newport’s Summer Bike Camp!
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
3 days 12 hours ago
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 15:20
The Maine Climate Council: What You Need to Know Webinar
Acadia Center News
3 days 13 hours ago
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 14:14
Implications for a Downward Trend in Emissions
Acadia Center News
3 days 13 hours ago
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 14:08
Shifting to An Online Work World
Acadia Center News
3 days 13 hours ago
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 14:01
How to Make Transportation Safer During the Pandemic
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 days 14 hours ago
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 12:44
Salt Marsh Farm Kombucha is hiring
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
3 days 15 hours ago
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 11:51
'I don't know if she'll be safe': Stakes are high as colleges seek to reopen campus dorms
Providence Journal Education
3 days 16 hours ago
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 11:04
Lori Loughlin, husband Mossimo Giannulli agree to plead guilty to charges in college admissions scandal
Providence Journal Education
3 days 17 hours ago
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:32
Where's the peak in the era of COVID?
Energy Consumers Bulletin
3 days 18 hours ago
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 09:28
DEM Announces That Seasonal Shellfish Area Closures Take Effect on Saturday, May 23
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 days 18 hours ago
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 09:15
Easy and effective methods for cleaning tile floors
Providence Journal Garden News
3 days 18 hours ago
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 09:03
Webinar: Centering Equity in EE’s COVID Response
RI Environmental Education Assn News
3 days 18 hours ago
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 08:46
Compost Cafe Countdown
15 Minute Field Trips
3 days 20 hours ago
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 07:12
Letters: Pros and cons of R.I.’s coronavirus restrictions; false comparison on Biden allegation
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
4 days 11 hours ago
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 16:24
Why We Need Monitoring on All New England Groundfish Trips
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
4 days 11 hours ago
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 16:24
My Turn: Alan G. Hassenfeld: Finding opportunity amid COVID crisis
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 11 hours ago
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Carol Formica: Legalizing marijuana is not the cure for R.I.'s budget woes
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 11 hours ago
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 16:20
Life of the Garden
Blithewold Garden Blog
4 days 12 hours ago
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 14:45
Springing Forth Against All Odds: Rare Annuals, and A Garden Update
Growing with Plants
5 days 3 hours ago
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 23:39
170 restaurants seek
Providence Journal Environment
5 days 9 hours ago
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 17:43
My Turn: Mackubin Owens: Pandemic is shining a light on the American character
Providence Journal Commentary
5 days 11 hours ago
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 16:21
My Turn: Joseph Broadmeadow: Enforcing the law shouldn't be optional
Providence Journal Commentary
5 days 11 hours ago
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 16:21

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