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These articles come in automatically from raw news feeds. I don't have time to clean up the irrelevant and sometimes duplicative stuff, but it nevertheless demonstrates that an aggregated news resource would be very useful locally. Although the Providence Journal is a shadow of its former self, local environment-related news is produced by various independent reporters and groups, including directly from government agencies and nonprofits. At present we either must subscribe to numerous sources flooding our inboxes and news feeds - an assault we don't have time for, or we ignore the issues because the news is scattered and does not reach critical mass. We need local Associated Press-type collating and curating!

Below the latest news are examples of Featured and Indexed articles that I curated a few years ago. This website actually has a lot of valuable background information on Rhode Island's environment. Scroll down the page to see.

3 Reasons New Hampshire Needs a Bottle Bill  
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
52 min 12 sec ago
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 07:00
5 Lessons for Communities in Negotiating New Energy Infrastructure
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
10 hours 15 min ago
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 21:36
Historic Warren – Warren
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
12 hours 42 min ago
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 19:09
The Truth About Fisheries Management in New England
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
13 hours 59 min ago
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 17:53
Afterrnoon at the Pond
Moshassuck Critters Videos
14 hours 14 min ago
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 17:38
Fourth of July Bike Decorating and Parade 2024
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
15 hours 5 min ago
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 16:46
Massachusetts Polling Shows Strong Support for Gas Utility Regulation and Electrification
Energy Consumers Bulletin
19 hours 52 min ago
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 12:00
April 2024 Amtrak Financial Report
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
1 day 16 hours ago
Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 15:42
December 2023 Amtrak Financial Report
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
1 day 16 hours ago
Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 15:22
Heron, Hawk, Deer
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 day 18 hours ago
Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 13:22
How to Ride Your Bike to the USGA Senior Open
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 day 18 hours ago
Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 13:08
Raven Comes for Closeup
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 days 13 hours ago
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 18:42
Snapping Turtles in York Pond
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 days 20 hours ago
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 11:31
Take Action To Help the Massachusetts Senate Advance Climate Action
Energy Consumers Bulletin
3 days 16 hours ago
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 15:03
Coyotes Eat Small Things
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 days 16 hours ago
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 14:53
Pizza Fundraiser, July 9, 2024
RI Environmental Education Assn News
3 days 18 hours ago
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 13:08
Meet a Board Member: Beth Alaimo
RI Environmental Education Assn News
3 days 20 hours ago
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 11:50
Virtual Lunch & Learn: Office Hours, July 18, 2024
RI Environmental Education Assn News
3 days 20 hours ago
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 11:09
Is your air conditioning working? Thank a solar panel.
Acadia Center News Items
3 days 22 hours ago
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 09:32
Hurricane Season is Here. Are Building Codes Ready?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 days 22 hours ago
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 09:15

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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.