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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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Terry Tempest Williams, Eve Ensler, Valarie Kaur & Nina Simons: Grief, Sacred Rage, Reckoning, and Revolutionary Love
Bioneers
1 hour 17 min ago
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 13:05
3 Ways to Practice Revolutionary Love with Valarie Kaur
Bioneers
1 hour 46 min ago
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 12:36
Some Ruiz breakfast burritos recalled due to possible contamination
WPRI Feed
2 hours 12 min ago
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 12:09
A nice change: Sunny afternoon
Providence Journal Education
2 hours 41 min ago
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 11:40
Call for Applications: Rebuild Rhode Island Tax Credit Program
RI Commerce Corporation Press Releases
3 hours 52 min ago
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 10:30
DEM Advises On Identifying Potential Snow Disposal Sites To Prevent Contamination Of Water Supplies
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
5 hours 52 min ago
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 08:30
Register Now for 2020 Compost Conference, March 12th
Environment Council of RI
6 hours 27 min ago
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 07:54
The Arctic may have crossed key threshold, emitting billions of tons of carbon into the air, in a long-dreaded climate feedback
Providence Journal Environment
7 hours 22 min ago
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 07:00
Some schools cancel, delay classes because of snow
Providence Journal Education
8 hours 37 min ago
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 05:44
Providence police investigating a home invasion
WPRI Feed
8 hours 47 min ago
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 05:35
Pedestrian struck and killed on I-95 North in Providence
WPRI Feed
9 hours 59 min ago
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 04:23
Markey getting boost from ex-UMass official accused of moonlighting
WPRI Feed
15 hours 24 sec ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 23:22
Numbers don’t lie, Bob Buscher is the best of the best
Fish Wrap Writer
17 hours 29 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 20:53
Commissioner’s salary part of delay in hiring Prov. fire chief
WPRI Feed
18 hours 51 sec ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 20:21
Mr. STEAK grills recalled following reported fires
WPRI Feed
18 hours 35 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 19:46
Holiday Bike Giveaway Success!
RI Bicycle Coalition
19 hours 1 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 19:21
Baseball could continue at McCoy after PawSox leave
WPRI Feed
19 hours 16 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 19:06
Care New England CEO backs Lifespan merger – if Partners is included
WPRI Feed
19 hours 59 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 18:22
Local beer company Foolproof Brewing listed for sale
WPRI Feed
20 hours 22 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 17:59
Mystery video and DNA evidence highlight brutal murder case
WPRI Feed
20 hours 33 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 17:49
Hundreds return to Wyatt Detention Facility to protest ICE agreement
WPRI Feed
20 hours 41 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 17:40
Whitehouse: Make airlines limit ‘ridiculous’ fees
WPRI Feed
20 hours 53 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 17:29
Warwick mom charged in adopted daughter’s death facing new charges
WPRI Feed
20 hours 59 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 17:22
My Turn: Steven E. Snow: Improving our West Bank policy
Providence Journal Commentary
21 hours 47 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 16:35
Letter: Martha Everett: Christmas tree outdoors would spread light, cheer
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
21 hours 55 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 16:26
Letter: Michael Tessman: Washington should ban sale of weapons in Yemen war
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
21 hours 55 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 16:26
Univ. of Phoenix cancels student debt as part of FTC settlement
WPRI Feed
22 hours 10 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 16:12
Is Rhode Island Really Making Progress on Climate?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
22 hours 10 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 16:11
Dirty, Fracked Gas Is a Dead End for New England
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
22 hours 14 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 16:08
Olga’s Cup and Saucer in Providence to close
WPRI Feed
22 hours 14 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 16:08
Suspect charged with murder, carjacking in New Bedford crime spree
WPRI Feed
22 hours 23 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 15:58
Belichick says he was unaware of filming at Bengals’ game
WPRI Feed
23 hours 40 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 14:41
House lawmakers to scrutinize cash-strapped RI Veterans Home
WPRI Feed
23 hours 42 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 14:40
Wintry weather returns bringing messy morning commute
WPRI Feed
23 hours 55 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 14:26
Holiday Bike Giveaway Success!
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 day 1 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 14:21
Multiple killed in New Jersey shooting, including an officer
WPRI Feed
1 day 10 min ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 14:12
Lawyers: Murder victim’s phone used day after her disappearance
WPRI Feed
1 day 1 hour ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 13:08
Multiple health code violations found at R.I. school cafeterias
Providence Journal Education
1 day 1 hour ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 13:06
Beginning And Seasoned Chefs Invited To Prepare And Sample Wild Game Recipes At January 26th Cooking Class
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 day 1 hour ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 12:30
Arthur I. Cyr: U.S. leaders show courage regarding Hong Kong
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 2 hours ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 12:02
Attleboro main break leaves some without water, others with low pressure
WPRI Feed
1 day 2 hours ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 12:01
Weather Alert: Rain turns to Accumulating Snow Late Tonight
WPRI Feed
1 day 2 hours ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 11:48
The Power of Apology: How Eve Ensler Healed by Inventing Her Own
Bioneers
1 day 2 hours ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 11:32
E. coli outbreak linked to Fresh Express chopped salad kits, health officials warn
WPRI Feed
1 day 3 hours ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 11:03
WATCH LIVE: House Democrats to unveil 2 impeachment articles vs. President Trump
WPRI Feed
1 day 5 hours ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 08:47
October 2019 Amtrak Financial Report
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
1 day 6 hours ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 08:16
Report: Safety not a priority for MBTA
WPRI Feed
1 day 6 hours ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 07:48
Democrats unveiling impeachment articles against Trump Tuesday morning
WPRI Feed
1 day 8 hours ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 05:56
Weather Alert: Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Tonight/Wednesday Morning
WPRI Feed
1 day 9 hours ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 05:08
Government is a ‘lucrative target’ for hackers using ransomware, expert says
WPRI Feed
1 day 13 hours ago
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 01:17

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