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Rhode Island Environmental News

[Note: Feeds.WhiteLilac.Info has been rebuilt and expanded here.  August 2016]

News about Rhode Island's environment is gathered automatically from blogs and feeds, and almost every source originates in Rhode Island. This process catches 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 always 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....

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Latest News

The raw news feeds, which has irrelevant and sometimes duplicative stuff.

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My Turn: John Walsh: Serving up prayers for Thanksgiving
Providence Journal Commentary
17 hours 42 min ago
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 23:00
Our Turn: Jared Goldstein and Carl Bogus: Interim AG appointment is threat to rule of law
Providence Journal Commentary
17 hours 42 min ago
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 23:00
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: We could use a civic oath
Providence Journal Commentary
17 hours 42 min ago
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 23:00
My Turn: Raja Krishnamoorthi: We won! What's next for Democrats?
Providence Journal Commentary
17 hours 42 min ago
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 23:00
Attleboro Greenway – Attleboro
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
1 day 2 hours ago
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 14:29
SLIPPERY INVADER
Providence Journal Environment
1 day 6 hours ago
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:00
Clinging jellyfish invade Rhode Island waters
Providence Journal Environment
1 day 6 hours ago
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:00
R.I. amasses $42-million midyear deficit, state budget office estimates
Providence Journal Government News
1 day 16 hours ago
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 00:22
My Turn: A. Ralph Barlow: A sense of family for 275 years
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 17 hours ago
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 23:00
Cranston East finally hires certified Spanish-language teacher
Providence Journal Education
1 day 18 hours ago
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 21:46
Gardening: Tips for holiday gifts for the serious gardener
Providence Journal Garden News
1 day 19 hours ago
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 21:31
At Home: Cool decor just happens to match homeowner's pets
Providence Journal Garden News
1 day 19 hours ago
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 21:30
Trash Tutorial: Best to keep tiny paper scraps out of recycling
Providence Journal Garden News
1 day 19 hours ago
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 21:30
School canceled in Woonsocket due to teacher absences
Providence Journal Education
1 day 23 hours ago
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 17:14
The prettiest Christmas trees are underwater
Renewable Now
2 days 2 hours ago
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 14:35
Lotus Appreciation
Blithewold Garden Blog
2 days 4 hours ago
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:00
RI Joins REI, America's State Parks To '#OptOutside' On Black Friday
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 days 4 hours ago
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:00
Along the Garden Path
Blithewold Garden Blog
2 days 5 hours ago
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:56
Matthew T. Mangino: The murder of Dee Dee Blanchard: Sex, lies and mental illness
Providence Journal Commentary
2 days 6 hours ago
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 09:59
My Turn: Musa Al-Gharbi: In midterms referendum, Trump won
Providence Journal Commentary
2 days 15 hours ago
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 00:43
Providence: Teachers OK new contract by a landslide
Providence Journal Education
2 days 19 hours ago
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 20:53
Renewable energy: Bids would add 350 megawatts of offshore wind
Providence Journal Environment
2 days 20 hours ago
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 20:42
Providence teachers overwhelmingly vote to sign new contract
Providence Journal Education
2 days 20 hours ago
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 20:22
Study: Student costs at CCRI outpace Pell grants
Providence Journal Education
2 days 20 hours ago
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 19:57
Deluge and Drought: a Landscape Designed for Rainwater Management
Ecological Landscape Assn News
2 days 23 hours ago
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 17:38
Wildflowers of Summer
Ecological Landscape Assn News
2 days 23 hours ago
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 17:35
Native Plants for the Small Yard: Easy, Beautiful Home Gardens that Support the Local Ecology
Ecological Landscape Assn News
2 days 23 hours ago
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 17:34
Digging into Ecological Landscaping by Following Nature’s Lead
Ecological Landscape Assn News
2 days 23 hours ago
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 17:33
Providence Planning releases video of June City Walk demonstration project
Greater City Providence
3 days 1 hour ago
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 15:08
DEM Stocking Local Waters With Trout For Thanksgiving Week
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 days 1 hour ago
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 15:00
November 3, 2018 – Fall Master Gardener Meeting
URI Master Gardener Program
3 days 2 hours ago
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 14:28
On the Road with Rick Holmes: Playing the game in Atlantic City
Providence Journal Commentary
3 days 2 hours ago
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 14:06
Meet Our Marine Debris Specialist: Max Kraimer
Clean Ocean Access News
3 days 2 hours ago
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 13:49
Raimondo Directs Rhode Island Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former First Lady Sue Carcieri
RI Governor Press Releases
3 days 3 hours ago
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 13:30
Widespread disease outbreak in Galapagos fish due to extreme El Niño, says IBES author
Brown University Environmental Studies
3 days 5 hours ago
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:33
7 big turbines rise in Johnston — biggest onshore wind farm in R.I.
Providence Journal Environment
3 days 16 hours ago
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 23:52
7 big turbines rise in Johnston — biggest onshore wind farm in R.I. | video
Providence Journal Environment
3 days 16 hours ago
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 23:52
My Turn: Kenneth Mancuso: Let's be thankful for our police
Providence Journal Commentary
3 days 21 hours ago
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 18:44
Newport Daily News: Pedestrian-bicycle path, observation deck proposed for Pell Bridge
Greater City Providence
4 days 1 hour ago
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 14:45
Electric Vehicles: Scary Myths vs Enticing Reality, PART 2/Sierra Club
Renewable Now
4 days 6 hours ago
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 09:54
Order Your Thanksgiving Meal from Cranberry Vine Catering & Events
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
4 days 7 hours ago
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 09:16
My Turn: Patrick T. Conley: We've always debated America's meaning
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 17 hours ago
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 23:00
Mark Patinkin: 'Hannah's Helpers' keep her spirit alive
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 20 hours ago
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 20:41
Nature preserve to close for two days while dead trees are cleared
Providence Journal Environment
5 days 18 min ago
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 16:24
Hey Kale, Your Closest Relative is Crunchier, Yummier and Even Healthier. Oh, and Apparently It's Cool Again - Some Cabbage Love
Growing with Plants
5 days 2 hours ago
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 14:28
East Bay Food Pantry & Thrift Shop Endowment Fund
RI Foundation Blog
5 days 2 hours ago
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 14:03
Gordon School art students collaborate with RISD Museum on national exhibit
Providence Journal Education
5 days 3 hours ago
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 13:19
DEM Announces Workshops On Brownfields Grants
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
5 days 3 hours ago
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 13:15
Tree Work Will Close North Kingstown's John H. Chafee Nature Preserve Nov. 15-16
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
5 days 4 hours ago
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:00
Former Mexican president foresees danger in U.S. policy
Providence Journal Education
5 days 4 hours ago
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 11:47

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