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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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Articles about Smart Growth and the Pandemic
Grow Smart RI
7 hours 33 min ago
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 08:37
Smart Growth and the Pandemic
Grow Smart RI
8 hours 16 min ago
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 07:55
Style at Home: Summer trends we love
Providence Journal Garden News
19 hours 20 min ago
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 20:50
Gardening: Keeping the plants happy in dry times
Providence Journal Garden News
19 hours 20 min ago
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 20:50
Making the most of your outdoor space, no matter how small
Providence Journal Garden News
19 hours 20 min ago
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 20:50
Real Estate Q&A: Can my landlord end my lease early?
Providence Journal Garden News
19 hours 20 min ago
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 20:50
My Turn: Jayashree Nimmagadda: Stay the course for social justice
Providence Journal Commentary
23 hours 50 min ago
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 16:20
Letters: URI and its students; college degree worth; wear the mask
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
23 hours 50 min ago
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 16:20
Letters: URI and its students; college degree worth; wear the mask
Providence Journal Commentary
23 hours 50 min ago
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Mayor Charles A. Lombardi: A time for police accountability reforms
Providence Journal Commentary
23 hours 50 min ago
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 16:20
Mangino column: Hamilton and Burr, music to a historian’s ear
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 4 hours ago
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 11:22
Lavender - the loveliest of herbs
Providence Journal Garden News
1 day 6 hours ago
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 09:27
Bozelko column: Cancel culture is a relic of slavery
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 7 hours ago
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 08:58
The impact you can make…
Clean Ocean Access News
1 day 18 hours ago
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 21:18
Letters: PawSox lament; the mask is for you; lost R.I.
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 day 22 hours ago
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 17:20
My Turn: H. Philip West Jr.: A dream team of Biden’s rivals
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 22 hours ago
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 17:20
My Turn: Steven B. Bloomfield: A call for compulsory national service
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 22 hours ago
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 17:20
R.I. faces daunting challenge meeting Raimondo’s 100% renewable energy goal
Providence Journal Environment
2 days 7 min ago
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 16:03
My Turn: Dean M. Esserman: Time to rethink what we ask of police
Providence Journal Commentary
2 days 52 min ago
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 15:18
Our website made possible by a RI Foundation grant
Blackstone River Watershed Council News
2 days 2 hours ago
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 13:46
Rhode Island Brings Back Complimentary Sunscreen Dispensers Provided by Raw Elements at State Beaches and Parks for Its Second Year of Groundbreaking Skin Cancer Prevention Measures
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 days 2 hours ago
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 13:15
Bee-Loved
Blithewold Garden Blog
2 days 3 hours ago
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 13:07
Why Is It Harder for Some Communities to Access the Waterfront?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
2 days 3 hours ago
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 12:56
Free sunscreen dispensers returning to R.I. beaches
Providence Journal Environment
2 days 3 hours ago
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 12:49
Power outage: How to protect electronic appliances
Providence Journal Garden News
2 days 7 hours ago
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 08:47
Looking for an electric SUV? Here’s what’s coming.
Energy Consumers Bulletin
2 days 21 hours ago
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 19:06
Our Turn: David Talan and William Ricci: Cheers for Providence’s plan to bring back neighborhood schools
Providence Journal Commentary
2 days 22 hours ago
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 17:20
Letters: Education’s monopoly trust; remembering the soldiers
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 days 23 hours ago
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 16:20
The Dirt – July 9, 2020: The Pest Edition: Problems, Solutions and Alerts, Volunteer Projects Updates
URI Master Gardener Program
3 days 1 hour ago
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 14:40
Outdoor Learning: RIWPS Education Grant
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
3 days 3 hours ago
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:25
Public Health Expert Refutes Safety of Disposables
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 days 5 hours ago
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 10:12
Maine Takes One Step Closer on Plan to Lower Carbon Pollution
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 days 5 hours ago
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 10:12
My Turn: John J. Partridge: Harnessing the power of business to effect social change
Providence Journal Commentary
3 days 23 hours ago
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 16:38
New Hampshire Supreme Court Will Decide Fate of Key Landfill Expansion Permit
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 days 23 hours ago
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 16:19
Letters: College degrees worth it; parental alienation claims
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 days 23 hours ago
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 16:14
Letters: College degrees worth it; parental alienation claims
Providence Journal Commentary
3 days 23 hours ago
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 16:14
My Turn: Scott Wolf: Giving everyone a piece of the street
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 2 min ago
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 16:08
Lake Champlain Clean-Up Can Help Drive Economic Recovery
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
4 days 1 hour ago
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 14:24
Weed Treatment to Control Invasive Species in Meshanticut Pond Set For This Week
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
4 days 2 hours ago
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 13:30
Brown University's plan: Fewer students on campus, random virus testing for all
Providence Journal Environment
4 days 2 hours ago
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 13:15
Cyr column: Our crucial Supreme Court
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 4 hours ago
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 11:23
Appliance Standards & Shave the Peak: Action Week for Efficiency
Energy Consumers Bulletin
4 days 7 hours ago
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 08:59
Rhode Island Wild Plant Society sponsors pollinator garden at Kelly House Museum
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
4 days 19 hours ago
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 20:18
My Turn: Michael Morse: Where we are
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 23 hours ago
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 16:55
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Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
4 days 23 hours ago
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 16:44
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Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 23 hours ago
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 16:44
Stop & Shop ends coronavirus-related pay increase; workers seek its restoration
Providence Journal Environment
4 days 23 hours ago
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 16:35
My Turn: Scott Fraser: The facts around COVID-19 and R.I. nursing homes
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 23 hours ago
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 16:35
Playgrounds Reopening Today!
Partnership for Providence Parks News
5 days 4 hours ago
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 11:21
Heating Rhode Island’s Homes and Businesses Doesn’t Have to Pollute Our Planet
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
5 days 6 hours ago
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 09:30

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