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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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Clean Ocean Access News
4 hours 9 min ago
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 11:47
DEM Announces $3.33 Million in Green Economy Bond Funding to Help Communities, Local Groups Protect Open Space
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
6 hours 11 min ago
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 09:45
Matthew T. Mangino: Supreme Court has second chance to end nonunanimous verdicts
Providence Journal Commentary
7 hours 46 min ago
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 08:10
Chandra Bozelko: Dropping a political dipstick into prisons is worthwhile
Providence Journal Commentary
7 hours 57 min ago
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 07:58
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8 hours 5 min ago
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 07:51
Can Rhode Island help feed the world’s demand for this ocean delicacy?
Providence Journal Environment
20 hours 16 min ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 19:40
My Turn: Stephen P. Erickson: Mental health woes swamp justice system
Providence Journal Commentary
23 hours 34 min ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 16:22
Letters: Cuba has had great success, Hope High School produces leaders
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
23 hours 38 min ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 16:18
Grow your garden wisdom, with help from Blithewold
Providence Journal Garden News
1 day 31 min ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 15:24
The Dirt – February 28, 2020: New Classes on Plant-Based Diet, Farms, Veggies, Butterflies
URI Master Gardener Program
1 day 36 min ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 15:20
A 3-year-old law allows online classes in the event of an emergency. But no school district has an approved plan.
Providence Journal Education
1 day 41 min ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 15:15
Middletown school in shelter in place status after bullet found
Providence Journal Education
1 day 3 hours ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:14
Bullet found inside Middletown school
Providence Journal Education
1 day 3 hours ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:14
Can Rhode Island help feed the world's demand for this ocean delicacy?
Providence Journal Environment
1 day 4 hours ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 11:31
Raimondo Announces Five New Real Estate Development Projects, New Company Bringing Hundreds of Jobs to Rhode Island thanks to Economic Development Programs
RI Commerce Corporation Press Releases
1 day 4 hours ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 11:15
Lawmakers Must Act on Toxic PFAS Chemicals in Our Water
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 day 4 hours ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 11:05
What can I do about that awful moldy smell?
Providence Journal Garden News
1 day 8 hours ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 07:42
Young Climate Activist Shines Light on Broken System
ecoRI People
1 day 8 hours ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 07:41
Providence school forum seeks public feedback
Providence Journal Education
1 day 19 hours ago
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 20:32
R.I. Senate approves statewide ban on plastic bags
Providence Journal Environment
1 day 20 hours ago
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 19:50
My Turn: John F. Griffin: America enters a season of hate
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 23 hours ago
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 16:22
Letters: Fixing education, the Veterans Home disaster, Trump the dictator
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 day 23 hours ago
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 16:19
DEM Amends Freshwater Fishing Rules To Better Battle Invasive Plants That are Choking RI Waterways
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 days 2 hours ago
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 13:30
Fearful of coronavirus, Warwick woman endures odyssey home from China
Providence Journal Education
2 days 3 hours ago
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 12:32
New England Needs to Move On from Dirty Gas
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
2 days 4 hours ago
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 11:25
R.I. encourages solar panels as canopies on parking lots. Will that really steer solar farms away from forests and other open spaces?
Providence Journal Environment
2 days 16 hours ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 23:17
My Turn: Felicia Nimue Ackerman: Freedom permits 'hurtful' views
Providence Journal Commentary
3 days 2 min ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 15:54
Letters: Questioning a founder; something worse than coronavirus; 2 ideas for money
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 days 9 min ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 15:47
St. Mary Academy-Bay View gets $2.5-million challenge gift
Providence Journal Education
3 days 59 min ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 14:57
Express lanes coming to R.I. beach parking lots this year
Providence Journal Environment
3 days 1 hour ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 14:43
DEM Cites Operator of West Greenwich Quarry Mining and Processing Facility, Along with the Property Owner, for Ongoing Environmental Violations
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 days 4 hours ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:30
Arthur I. Cyr: A candidates’ debate? Not really
Providence Journal Commentary
3 days 5 hours ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:53
Small mammals, big personalities
Narwhal's Left Tooth
3 days 5 hours ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:46
Big data could yield big discoveries in archaeology, Brown scholar says
Brown University Environmental Studies
3 days 5 hours ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:08
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3 days 6 hours ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 09:27
Gardening: Good crops come from good mulching
Providence Journal Garden News
3 days 8 hours ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 07:30
R.I. encourages solar panels over parking lots. But will that really steer solar farms away from forests and other open spaces?
Providence Journal Environment
3 days 19 hours ago
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 20:37
My Turn: Nicholas Boke: Christians under attack? I don't think so
Providence Journal Commentary
3 days 23 hours ago
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 16:20
Letters: Looking out for taxpayers; Orwellian governments; Vindman's conduct
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 days 23 hours ago
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 16:18
My Turn: Nick Cicchitelli:Two-tiered tax plan needs more study
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 30 sec ago
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 15:55
Bill Clinton to speak at Brown memorial lecture
Providence Journal Education
4 days 1 hour ago
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 14:56
Report: Bill Clinton to speak at Brown memorial lecture
Providence Journal Education
4 days 1 hour ago
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 14:23
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Ocean Project
4 days 6 hours ago
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 09:40
Theresa May to speak at Brown next week
Providence Journal Education
4 days 6 hours ago
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 09:01
Renewable Energy Is Affordable – Look At These Off-Shore Wind Prices
Energy Consumers Bulletin
4 days 8 hours ago
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 07:30
Ninigret Beach – Charlestown
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
4 days 23 hours ago
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 16:48
Patricia Sprague Forest – Charlestown
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
5 days 6 min ago
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 15:49
My Turn: Patrick T. Conley: Rhode Island's forgotten founder
Providence Journal Commentary
5 days 25 min ago
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 15:31
Letters: The Democratic debate; license plates; kindness; FDR
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
5 days 26 min ago
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 15:30
Deadman’s Temperance – Fall River
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
5 days 1 hour ago
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 14:41

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