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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.

A Coyote and some Big Birds
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 2 days ago
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 20:35
Blackstone River Critters
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 2 days ago
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 20:34
EV drivers could get a charge from proposed climate law
Acadia Center News Items
3 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 13:44
As Mass Save program approaches record $5 billion, qualms over who foots the bill
Acadia Center News Items
3 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 10:48
Planet-warming greenhouse gases rebounded in RI in 2021. Here’s what drove the increase.
Acadia Center News Items
3 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 10:40
Coyote Family Romp
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 4 days ago
Sunday, June 16, 2024 - 21:46
Charisma By the Pond
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 5 days ago
Sunday, June 16, 2024 - 10:15
3rd Grade Cycling Stars!
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
3 weeks 5 days ago
Sunday, June 16, 2024 - 08:44
RITU Restoring Breakheart Pond Connectivity
Fish Wrap Writer
3 weeks 5 days ago
Sunday, June 16, 2024 - 08:23
RGGI 64th Auction: An Additional $337 Million Raised for Clean Energy
Acadia Center News Items
3 weeks 6 days ago
Friday, June 14, 2024 - 15:34
Ravens and Green Heron
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 6 days ago
Friday, June 14, 2024 - 14:50
Meet a Board Member: Amanda Peavey
RI Environmental Education Assn News
4 weeks 2 hours ago
Friday, June 14, 2024 - 11:46
Rhode island Must Get Serious About Decarbonizing Buildings
Energy Consumers Bulletin
4 weeks 3 hours ago
Friday, June 14, 2024 - 11:02
Ridgeside Lake's Amazing Critters
Moshassuck Critters Videos
4 weeks 23 hours ago
Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 15:05
Offshore Wind and Right Whales Can Coexist. Here’s How. 
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
4 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 12:30
Talking Trash: The Truth About Landfills
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
4 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 09:22
Four Wonders I Saw at Cashes Ledge
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
4 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 15:32
Soaring Redtail
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 9 min ago
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 14:32
Amazing Critters
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 11 min ago
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 14:30
Mini Whales Breeching
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 13 min ago
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 14:29

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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.