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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.

Building & Transportation Emissions Heading in the Wrong Direction
Energy Consumers Bulletin
3 days 2 hours ago
Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 12:30
RIDOT environmental planner job, key to meeting state climate goals, draws just seven applicants
Acadia Center News Items
3 days 5 hours ago
Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 09:44
Climate Lawsuits Launched By Youth Reflect A Need for Action
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 days 5 hours ago
Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 09:42
Week One, Day One: Meeting the Van Wickles
Blithewold Garden Blog
3 days 22 hours ago
Monday, July 8, 2024 - 16:34
A Reminder On Electric Cars, Climate, and Air Pollution
Energy Consumers Bulletin
3 days 22 hours ago
Monday, July 8, 2024 - 15:55
Coyote Beats the Heat
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 days 23 hours ago
Monday, July 8, 2024 - 15:09
A Lively Neighborhood
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 days 23 hours ago
Monday, July 8, 2024 - 15:07
Requiescat in Pace: The untimely death of a feisty advocate for life
Catholic Ecology
4 days 4 hours ago
Monday, July 8, 2024 - 10:34
Convention Roses: Timing the Bloom
Rose Journal
4 days 4 hours ago
Monday, July 8, 2024 - 10:18
It’s time to talk about what decarbonization will cost
Acadia Center News Items
4 days 7 hours ago
Monday, July 8, 2024 - 07:17
CIT Orientation 2024
Blithewold Garden Blog
5 days 3 hours ago
Sunday, July 7, 2024 - 11:33
Fast Flying Flocks
Moshassuck Critters Videos
5 days 4 hours ago
Sunday, July 7, 2024 - 10:45
Pond Ripples
Moshassuck Critters Videos
6 days 2 hours ago
Saturday, July 6, 2024 - 12:33
Heron and Blackbirds
Moshassuck Critters Videos
6 days 22 hours ago
Friday, July 5, 2024 - 16:42
Fireworks in Assonet 2024
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 1 day ago
Thursday, July 4, 2024 - 14:46
Fowlers Toad Toadlets and Tadpoles
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 1 day ago
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 15:28
With latest announcement, the Healey administration eyes how to move power plants past fossil fuels
Acadia Center News Items
1 week 2 days ago
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 12:08
Coyote Evening Stroll
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 2 days ago
Tuesday, July 2, 2024 - 15:45
Blue Heron and Small Critters
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 2 days ago
Tuesday, July 2, 2024 - 15:44
Welcome to Camp Sequoia 2024
Blithewold Garden Blog
1 week 3 days ago
Tuesday, July 2, 2024 - 12:11

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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.