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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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Raimondo to children: We have your back
Providence Journal Education
5 hours 37 min ago
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 18:15
Biking in the Time of Coronavirus
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
5 hours 37 min ago
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 18:15
The Dirt – April 3, 2020: Volunteering Update, RI Food Systems Rally, Silver Linings, Continuing Ed Webinars
URI Master Gardener Program
5 hours 51 min ago
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 18:02
Updated 2020 Osprey Nest List
RI Osprey Monitoring
7 hours 17 min ago
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 16:35
My Turn: Richard August: Brink of a great depression
Providence Journal Commentary
7 hours 18 min ago
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 16:34
Letters: Value of books; the cult of Trump; Democrats' delay
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
7 hours 20 min ago
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 16:32
Providence school meal distribution moving to twice weekly
Providence Journal Education
11 hours 11 min ago
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 12:41
CCRI donates masks, other PPE to RI Health Dept.
Providence Journal Education
11 hours 36 min ago
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 12:16
Spring home improvement that will refresh your spirit
Providence Journal Garden News
14 hours 40 min ago
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 09:12
Letters: Our sacred rights; the old phone; don't panic
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 day 6 hours ago
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 16:53
Pandemic escape to nature likely to stress wildlife
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 day 9 hours ago
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 14:42
Give today and help support RIEEA!
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 day 14 hours ago
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 09:33
April Fools
15 Minute Field Trips
1 day 15 hours ago
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 08:04
Covid-19, Workday & Community Spaces
Fox Point Community Garden News
2 days 2 hours ago
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 21:29
All R.I. state parks, beaches will be closed Friday
Providence Journal Environment
2 days 4 hours ago
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 19:05
My Turn: J. Joseph Baxter: Virus mustn't tip scales of justice
Providence Journal Commentary
2 days 6 hours ago
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 17:02
Letters: Let's support each other; goodbye to gambling; bookstores
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 days 6 hours ago
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 17:00
Rhode Island State Parks and Beaches Closed Due To COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 days 8 hours ago
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 15:30
Superior Court initiates recovery program to protect viable businesses hit by COVID-19
RI Commerce Corporation Press Releases
2 days 9 hours ago
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 14:45
Cyr column: Events underscore importance of NATO
Providence Journal Commentary
2 days 9 hours ago
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 14:03
Webinar Recap: Buying a Pre-Owned Electric Car
Energy Consumers Bulletin
2 days 13 hours ago
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 09:57
Trump approves disaster declaration for R.I. allowing federal emergency aid
Providence Journal Government News
3 days 1 hour ago
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 22:33
State OKs plan to buy power from Conn. solar project
Providence Journal Environment
3 days 4 hours ago
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 19:46
My Turn: Seth Magaziner: $300 million in new debt will keep R.I. going
Providence Journal Commentary
3 days 6 hours ago
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 17:31
Letters: Targeting New Yorkers a bad precedent; Raimondo is doing the right thing
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 days 6 hours ago
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 17:30
Order banning R.I. utility shutoffs extended to April 15
Providence Journal Environment
3 days 6 hours ago
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 17:10
Springing into flower
Blithewold Garden Blog
3 days 8 hours ago
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 14:59
Raimondo: R.I. has 4th coronavirus death, 114 new cases
Providence Journal Education
3 days 9 hours ago
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 13:54
Late March Update
RI Osprey Monitoring
3 days 10 hours ago
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 13:22
Raimondo to keep schools closed through end of April; online learning will continue
Providence Journal Education
3 days 11 hours ago
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:07
The Secret Lives of Words column: Bread, circuses, and other April follies
Providence Journal Commentary
3 days 13 hours ago
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 09:58
Conservationist inspires artists and scientists to work together
Narwhal's Left Tooth
3 days 15 hours ago
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 08:47
House of the week: Gracious living at water’s edge in South Kingstown
Providence Journal Garden News
4 days 2 hours ago
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 21:47
Trump administration faces pushback for coronavirus postcard prominently displaying president's name
Providence Journal Government News
4 days 6 hours ago
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 17:36
CCRI-Warwick, URI to become mobile coronavirus testing sites
Providence Journal Education
4 days 6 hours ago
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 17:17
My Turn: Judith Paolucci: Worthy of heroes in novels
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 7 hours ago
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 16:30
Letters: Toilet paper shortages; Cuomo vs. Trump
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
4 days 7 hours ago
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 16:24
Our Roots are Showing
Narwhal's Left Tooth
4 days 7 hours ago
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 16:08
The very first Fish Wrap column. Just in time for stay-at-home reading
Fish Wrap Writer
4 days 11 hours ago
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 12:24
Preparing for a New Normal
15 Minute Field Trips
4 days 14 hours ago
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 09:34
Letters: Treasurer seemed blase; control vicious pit bulls
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
5 days 13 min ago
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 23:40
My Turn: Donna Perry: The urge to dive under my bed
Providence Journal Commentary
5 days 15 min ago
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 23:38
My Turn: Daniel F. Harrington: The Plague of 1918
Providence Journal Commentary
5 days 7 hours ago
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 16:21
Letters: Don't report Trump's remarks; liberals aren't liberal; Raimondo outshines president
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
5 days 7 hours ago
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 16:21
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: Trump's strategic foresight put to the test
Providence Journal Commentary
5 days 7 hours ago
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 16:21
Editorial: A very difficult balancing act
Providence Journal Commentary
5 days 7 hours ago
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 16:21
My Turn: Froma Harrop: The togetherness of social distancing
Providence Journal Commentary
5 days 7 hours ago
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 16:21
Osprey Monitoring Program featured in The Providence Journal!
RI Osprey Monitoring
5 days 11 hours ago
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 11:59
“New lifestyles”
Catholic Ecology
5 days 12 hours ago
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 11:14
Alan Rosenberg: Moments of grace in a time of coronavirus
Providence Journal Commentary
5 days 13 hours ago
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 10:21

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