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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.

Newport Bus to the Beach is Here!
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
7 hours 6 min ago
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 18:26
Ditch the Car and Bike to the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals This Summer
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
7 hours 26 min ago
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 18:06
Governor McKee and RIPTA CEO Announce Reopening Of Public Restrooms at Transit Facilities
RI Governor Press Releases
11 hours 2 min ago
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 14:30
The Compass School
RI Environmental Education Assn News
11 hours 6 min ago
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 14:26
Fatherhood on display in animal kingdom
Narwhal's Left Tooth
14 hours 46 min ago
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 10:46
Connecticut Modernizes Its Bottle Bill, But at What Cost?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
16 hours 12 min ago
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 09:20
Non-English Speakers Must Have a Say in Their Communities
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 day 13 hours ago
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 12:18
DEM's Seasonal Bay Line Now Open
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 day 14 hours ago
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 11:00
Bat from Warwick Tests Positive for Rabies
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 day 14 hours ago
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 10:45
Governor McKee Announces Choice for Department of Revenue Director
RI Governor Press Releases
1 day 16 hours ago
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 09:15
How To Find Stripers & Friends with OSKF
Fish Wrap Writer
2 days 16 hours ago
Sunday, June 20, 2021 - 08:50
Governor McKee, Rhode Island Department of Health Lift COVID-19 Restrictions on Remaining "Higher Risk" Activities
RI Governor Press Releases
4 days 11 hours ago
Friday, June 18, 2021 - 14:30
Governor McKee, State Leaders Kick Off 2021 Providence-Newport Ferry Season
RI Governor Press Releases
4 days 11 hours ago
Friday, June 18, 2021 - 14:15
DEM to Offer Overview of Wyoming Dam Repair Project at Hopkinton Town Council Meeting June 21
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
4 days 11 hours ago
Friday, June 18, 2021 - 13:45
The future looks good for new farmers in RI
Southside Community Land Trust
5 days 12 hours ago
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 13:03
Promoting Saint Kateri Tekakwitha and Proclaiming the Good News on Social Media and the Internet
Catholic Ecology
6 days 11 hours ago
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 13:36
Rhode Island leaders announce a first-of-its-kind statewide program to put body-worn cameras on every uniformed police officer
RI Governor Press Releases
6 days 15 hours ago
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:15
DEM to Offer Additional Surf Lifeguard Certification Test on Monday, June 28
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 9 hours ago
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 16:15
ELA Names Winners of 2021 Spotlight on Natives Contest
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 week 11 hours ago
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 13:52
The Quarry Gardens at Schuyler
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 week 11 hours ago
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 13:51

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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.