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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.

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How to keep the flame aglow all season long
Providence Journal Garden News
3 days 19 hours ago
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 21:30
Excellent Evergreens in the Enclosed Garden
Blithewold Garden Blog
4 days 58 min ago
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 15:48
Hummel Report: R.I. bridge authority's role in running charity events raises questions
Providence Journal Government News
4 days 1 hour ago
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 15:13
Improving Ocean Health Starts on Land
Clean Ocean Access News
4 days 4 hours ago
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:27
2 schools in Pawtucket dismiss early due to water main break
Providence Journal Education
4 days 4 hours ago
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:27
Green Energy Consumers' Statement on MOR-EV Program Extension
Energy Consumers Bulletin
4 days 4 hours ago
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:12
Cranston schools hire collection agency to pursue lunch money debts | Poll
Providence Journal Education
4 days 4 hours ago
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 11:59
Matthew T. Mangino: SCOTUS to decide Double Jeopardy issue in shadow of pardon debate
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 5 hours ago
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 10:52
Climate Change: A View Over Thirty Years
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
4 days 15 hours ago
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 01:15
Book Review – Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
4 days 16 hours ago
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 00:32
My Turn: Gerry Goldstein: Very dry wit (with a twist)
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 16 hours ago
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 00:17
Letters: Linda Reich: Trump has reason for pride in U.S. military
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
4 days 17 hours ago
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 23:00
Letters: Lynne I. Kushner: Speaker should share his power with progressives
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
4 days 17 hours ago
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 23:00
Letters: Joanne Jones: Traditional marriage isn't best approach for everyone
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
4 days 17 hours ago
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 23:00
Letters: Don Lacasse: Absurd to worry about dogs ingesting cannabis
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
4 days 17 hours ago
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 23:00
Journal investigation: Mysterious contract change costly for Warwick
Providence Journal Government News
4 days 18 hours ago
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 21:54
Design Recipes: 7 tips for inviting winter scents
Providence Journal Garden News
4 days 19 hours ago
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 21:31
The best white dishes, according to tastemakers
Providence Journal Garden News
4 days 19 hours ago
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 21:30
Cranston schools hire collection agency to pursue lunch money debts
Providence Journal Education
4 days 19 hours ago
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 20:56
Journal investigation: Retiring Warwick firefighters overpaid for unused vacation
Providence Journal Government News
4 days 22 hours ago
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 18:42
Journal exclusive: Warwick mayor orders halt to increased payouts for firefighters' unused vacation
Providence Journal Government News
4 days 23 hours ago
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 17:31
On the Road with Rick Holmes: In the shadow of coal
Providence Journal Commentary
5 days 2 hours ago
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 14:30
The Dirt – December 7, 2018: In Memoriam, Time to Sort Seeds, URI Garden Symposium
URI Master Gardener Program
5 days 2 hours ago
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 14:17
Polly Wall to chair Board of Directors
RI Foundation News
5 days 5 hours ago
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:07
Polly Wall to chair our Board of Directors
RI Foundation Blog
5 days 5 hours ago
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:07
Advocates tell Janet Mills that clean energy and better roads will add good jobs
Acadia Center News
5 days 5 hours ago
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 10:57
Networx: How to clean stainless steel appliances and sinks
Providence Journal Garden News
5 days 6 hours ago
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 10:11
Insect infestations and hot, dry summers have killed trees covering nearly 50,000 forest acres
Providence Journal Environment
5 days 7 hours ago
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 09:14
Rhode Island Wild Plant Society Offering Grant
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
5 days 8 hours ago
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 08:40
My Turn: Erika Sanzi: With R.I. schools, fox guards hen house
Providence Journal Commentary
5 days 17 hours ago
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 23:01
Letters: Ken Morgester: Lawlessness continues to erode great country
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
5 days 17 hours ago
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 23:01
Letters: Claudine Schneider: Stop helping Saudis with ongoing war in Yemen
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
5 days 17 hours ago
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 23:01
Letters: Donald Williams Sr.: Hooligans run streets of Providence unrestrained
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
5 days 17 hours ago
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 23:01
Education: Central Falls anguishes over low test scores
Providence Journal Education
5 days 17 hours ago
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 22:54
Environment: Hot, dry summers have killed trees covering nearly 50,000 forest acres | video
Providence Journal Environment
5 days 19 hours ago
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 21:15
Roger Williams University to make opioid overdose antidote more widely available
Providence Journal Education
6 days 1 min ago
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 16:45
Grants will help LBGTQ communities
RI Foundation News
6 days 55 min ago
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 15:52
Grants will help LBGTQ communities
RI Foundation Blog
6 days 55 min ago
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 15:52
Raimondo: RICAS results 'disappointing,' no single reason for poor performance
Providence Journal Education
6 days 2 hours ago
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 14:40
A People’s Guide for the People’s Harbor
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
6 days 2 hours ago
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 13:49
Transportation and Energy Reforms Would Bring $4 Billion in Economic Benefits and 13,500 New Jobs
Acadia Center News
6 days 3 hours ago
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 13:36
New Governor Could Make Maine a Climate Leader
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
6 days 5 hours ago
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 11:40
Letter: Cliff Wood: How dare Journal call Providence ward of state?
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 19 hours ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 21:43
Letter: Felix Sarubbi: We hurt children by pushing academics too early
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 19 hours ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 21:43
Letter: Karen Sciolto: Those freeing child rapists should be held accountable
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 19 hours ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 21:43
My Turn: Christian McBurney: R.I.'s 2 greatest wartime love letters
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 19 hours ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 21:39
Walkout planned to protest enrollment practices at Brown University
Providence Journal Education
6 days 20 hours ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 20:38
R.I. Foundation launches long-term planning group
Providence Journal Education
6 days 20 hours ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 20:36
My Turn: Jennifer Rubin: Trump could usher in recession
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 23 hours ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 17:36
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: A 51% solution for Trump?
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 23 hours ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 17:36

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