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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.

Post date
Overtime swells municipal cost of firefighters in Rhode Island
Providence Journal Government News
6 hours 55 min ago
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 20:35
In Memory of Ralph Metzner
Bioneers
8 hours 50 min ago
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 18:40
My Turn: Felicia Nimue Ackerman: Are you a glitz puritan?
Providence Journal Commentary
9 hours 18 min ago
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 18:12
Letter: Yul D. Ejnes, M.D.: Legal citizens are failing to immunize children
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
9 hours 20 min ago
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 18:10
Letter: Judith Zimmer: Codifying Roe is all Senate bill would do
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
9 hours 20 min ago
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 18:09
Letter: Michael Rizzi: Make every effort to provide behavioral treatment
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
9 hours 20 min ago
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 18:09
Raimondo calls for 'comprehensive' state review of Providence school system
Providence Journal Education
10 hours 21 min ago
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 17:08
How a Green New Deal in Maine Could Transform Progressive Organizing Throughout the Country
Bioneers
12 hours 10 min ago
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 15:20
February 2019 Amtrak Financial Report
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
12 hours 18 min ago
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 15:12
Mass transit advocates urge R.I. to develop its own rapid rail system
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
12 hours 47 min ago
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 14:43
Henderson Bridge reconstruction open public meeting – April 24, 2019
Greater City Providence
13 hours 10 min ago
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 14:20
I-195 Redevelopment District Commission Meeting – April 24, 2019
Greater City Providence
13 hours 49 min ago
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 13:40
Arthur I. Cyr: Indonesia demonstrates progress in Southeast Asia
Providence Journal Commentary
14 hours 42 min ago
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 12:48
Raimondo calls for 'comprehensive' state review of Providence School District
Providence Journal Education
15 hours 46 min ago
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:44
Ken Burns, John Krasinski to get honorary degrees from Brown University
Providence Journal Education
16 hours 34 min ago
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:55
Warwick Veterans Middle School evacuated, closed due to threatening note
Providence Journal Education
17 hours 31 min ago
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 09:58
“I like playing outside because it’s fun!”
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 day 2 hours ago
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 01:05
Not to miss: TWO BEAUTIFUL CAR-FREE RIDES!
RI Bicycle Coalition
1 day 5 hours ago
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 22:13
Earth Day musings on water, life, and the Catholic take on ecology
Catholic Ecology
1 day 6 hours ago
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 21:27
Speaking at Brown, presidential candidate Gabbard says U.S. misspends trillions on wars
Providence Journal Government News
1 day 6 hours ago
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 21:01
Looking for a part-time summer job in Providence?
Southside Community Land Trust
1 day 8 hours ago
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 19:05
Not to miss: TWO BEAUTIFUL CAR-FREE RIDES!
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 day 9 hours ago
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 18:13
Our Turn: Athena Poppas, Ziya Gokaslan and David Wazer: Merger threatens life-saving care in R.I.
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 9 hours ago
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 18:06
Letter: Don Gormley: Angst about fur but not potential humans
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 day 9 hours ago
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 18:04
Letter: Donna Cameron Gricus: People need education to make money decisions
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 day 9 hours ago
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 18:04
Letter: Joseph A. Matais: R.I. delegation puffs hard after report's release
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 day 9 hours ago
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 18:04
State hopes to complete Rocky Point fishing pier this year
Providence Journal Environment
1 day 10 hours ago
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 17:01
Construction of New Rocky Point Fishing Pier Set to Start
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 day 13 hours ago
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 14:15
Providence City Plan Commission Meeting – April 23, 2019
Greater City Providence
1 day 13 hours ago
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 14:08
Protection of rare whale, fishing rules to be discussed in R.I.
Providence Journal Environment
1 day 13 hours ago
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 13:38
Gas prices up 7 cents in R.I. from last week
Providence Journal Education
1 day 14 hours ago
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 13:30
Video: We’re Losing Our Waterfront
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 day 15 hours ago
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 12:23
Governor Announces $4.5 Million Investment by Ørsted, Eversource to Grow Rhode Island's Offshore Wind Workforce and Supply Chain
RI Governor Press Releases
1 day 15 hours ago
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 12:00
Letter: Emilie Schaller Tamboe and Ken Tamboe: Please come to meeting about Hope Mill project
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 day 17 hours ago
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 09:49
My Turn: Rick Metters: Helping R.I. students understand finances
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 17 hours ago
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 09:46
Be the change this Earth Day!
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 day 17 hours ago
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 09:32
Bill Reynolds: Records rewrote the script and it's paid off
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 21 hours ago
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 06:24
My Turn: Gary Sasse: Parties change as 2020 approaches
Providence Journal Commentary
2 days 8 hours ago
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 18:55
Letter: Gayle L. Gifford: Thanks for confronting couple garbed in Nazi gear
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 days 8 hours ago
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 18:53
Letter: Stephen R. Dahl: People don't know dangers of using cellphones
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 days 8 hours ago
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 18:53
Letter: Emilie Schaller and Ken Tamboe: Please come to meeting about Hope Mill project
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 days 8 hours ago
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 18:53
Giant bony fish being found stranded on New England beaches
Narwhal's Left Tooth
2 days 17 hours ago
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 10:10
Governor Raimondo Wishes Rhode Islanders a Happy Easter
RI Governor Press Releases
2 days 18 hours ago
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 09:00
Gordie Ernst’s fall from grace in college-admissions scandal
Providence Journal Education
3 days 7 hours ago
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 19:51
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: Things that can’t go on forever
Providence Journal Commentary
3 days 8 hours ago
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 19:24
My Turn: Froma Harrop: Paris, New York united by horror
Providence Journal Commentary
3 days 8 hours ago
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 19:23
My Turn: Nicholas Boke: Another day of corruption in R.I.
Providence Journal Commentary
3 days 8 hours ago
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 19:23
Letters: Fritz Contini: Raimondo proves to be just another R.I. pol
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 days 9 hours ago
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 18:20
Letters: Larry Nagel: Golf game reveals our president's poor character
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 days 9 hours ago
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 18:20
Letters: Jeffrey Borkan: Care New England deal a good one for R.I.
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 days 9 hours ago
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 18:20

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