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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.

Governor McKee Rolls Out Accelerated Plan to Repair Over 100 Roads and Bridges Using Federal Infrastructure Funds
RI Governor Press Releases
6 days 2 hours ago
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 15:45
Black and White Ducks
Moshassuck Critters Videos
6 days 4 hours ago
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 14:22
Save The Bay opens registration for statewide BayCamps, offers early bird registration deals
Save the Bay Tides News & Notes
6 days 5 hours ago
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 12:43
Fishing for a Future: What “The Codfather” Fishing Scandal Can Teach Us About Fishery Management
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
6 days 6 hours ago
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 12:02
Governor McKee Rolls Out Historic Housing Investment Proposal in State of the State Address
RI Governor Press Releases
6 days 23 hours ago
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 19:00
Governor McKee Announces Higher Ed Academy Proposal to Accelerate Postsecondary Enrollment, Drive Job Growth
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 8 min ago
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 18:15
Governor Daniel J. McKee's State of the State Address
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 8 min ago
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 18:15
Survey: MA residents are ready for a smarter electricity system
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 week 23 min ago
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 18:00
Governor McKee to Include Small Business Article in FY2023 Budget; Utilize $10M of ARPA Dollars to Fund Minority Business Support Initiative
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 1 hour ago
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 17:00
Windy Day Hawk
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 3 hours ago
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 15:13
DEM Issues Draft Impaired Waters List and Opens Public Comment Period with Workshop Discussing Findings of Statewide Water Quality Assessment on Jan. 25, 2022
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 3 hours ago
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 14:30
Snow Day!
Roger Williams Park Botanical Center Conservancy News
1 week 10 hours ago
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 07:58
Bufflehead and Turkeys
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 1 day ago
Monday, January 17, 2022 - 16:18
November 2021 Amtrak Financial Report
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
1 week 1 day ago
Monday, January 17, 2022 - 16:18
Free PD Series for K-12 teachers!
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 week 1 day ago
Monday, January 17, 2022 - 14:53
2022 American Garden Rose Selections
Rose Journal
1 week 1 day ago
Monday, January 17, 2022 - 14:01
GWRI Assistant Director of Field Operations
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 week 1 day ago
Monday, January 17, 2022 - 13:24
Flight of the Eagle
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 2 days ago
Sunday, January 16, 2022 - 14:32
Welcome, Pam!
Clean Ocean Access News
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 16:32
Governor McKee Announces 400,000 Additional Rapid Tests Received by Rhode Island
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 15:15

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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.