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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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Olympic medalist, civil-rights icon John Carlos urges audience at URI to do their part
Providence Journal Education
2 days 21 hours ago
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 21:55
Former director of Museum of Science in Boston named president of Roger Williams University
Providence Journal Education
2 days 22 hours ago
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 21:10
Raimondo Selects Rose Amoros Jones to Lead Elderly Affairs
RI Governor Press Releases
3 days 1 hour ago
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 18:15
Providence City Plan Commission Meeting – February 19, 2019
Greater City Providence
3 days 1 hour ago
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 17:45
Cherry Family Fund
RI Foundation Blog
3 days 4 hours ago
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 15:41
CCRI calls winter 'J-term' a success, but some faculty leaders don't buy it
Providence Journal Education
3 days 7 hours ago
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 12:20
Former Boston Museum of Science director named president of Roger Williams University
Providence Journal Education
3 days 8 hours ago
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:55
My Turn: Lilian Calderon: A year of fear under immigration law
Providence Journal Commentary
3 days 9 hours ago
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:24
Letter: Sister Margaret Mary Schissler: Protecting animals more than fellow human beings
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 days 20 hours ago
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 23:00
Letter: Edwin S. Mehlman: Kennedy had right idea about church, state separation
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 days 20 hours ago
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 23:00
Letter: Felix Sarubbi: Problem with DCYF is a dire lack of funding
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 days 20 hours ago
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 23:00
Our Turn: Andrea Mazie and Ramona Santos: Parents say enough is enough
Providence Journal Commentary
3 days 20 hours ago
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 23:00
The Breakers' geothermal system keeps landmark mansion cooler, warmer
Providence Journal Environment
3 days 22 hours ago
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 21:29
Nature, Culture and the Sacred: A Woman Listens for Leadership
Bioneers
4 days 1 hour ago
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 18:00
Agriculture Community Forum – Fri, March 8
RI Environmental Education Assn News
4 days 4 hours ago
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 15:28
My Turn: Perri Leviss: Dedicated R.I. graduates seek opportunity
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 4 hours ago
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 15:26
Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – February 20, 2019
Greater City Providence
4 days 6 hours ago
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 13:34
I-195 Redevelopment District Commission Meeting – February 13, 2019
Greater City Providence
4 days 6 hours ago
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 13:21
My Turn: Lara Salamano: My road back to Rhode Island
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 7 hours ago
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 12:34
Press Release: Volunteers Collect Nearly 300 Pounds of Marine Debris Despite Freezing Temperatures
Clean Ocean Access News
4 days 7 hours ago
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 11:45
The Secret Lives of Words: 'Damn Yankees,' valentines and the heart of the matter
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 8 hours ago
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 11:34
Governor Raimondo, Infosys Launch Providence Design and Innovation Center
RI Governor Press Releases
4 days 8 hours ago
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 11:30
Arthur I. Cyr: The United States retreat in the Middle East
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 8 hours ago
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 11:16
30% of Nothofagus species threatened with extinction
Rhody Trees Feed
4 days 13 hours ago
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 06:14
Letter: Joseph R. Santos: Children's lives are more important than taxes
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
4 days 20 hours ago
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 23:00
Letter: Chris Wilkens: Church prelates go soft on wayward politicians
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
4 days 20 hours ago
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 23:00
Letter: Steven M. Kane: Less inclined than ever to drive to Providence
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
4 days 20 hours ago
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 23:00
Letter: Gordon Rowley: Life is becoming a big bowl of alphabet soup
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
4 days 20 hours ago
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 23:00
My Turn: Dennis J. Roberts II: Diocese has pursued justice zealously
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 20 hours ago
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 23:00
Tuesday parking bans, early school dismissal, cancellations in R.I.
Providence Journal Education
4 days 21 hours ago
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 22:22
Tuesday parking bans, early school dismissal, cancellations
Providence Journal Education
4 days 22 hours ago
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 21:10
Fish’n Tales Adventures
RI Environmental Education Assn News
4 days 23 hours ago
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 19:50
Dan Kenney is bringing the outdoors right to you
Fish Wrap Writer
5 days 16 min ago
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 19:26
Turning Diesel Fuel into Green Transportation: States use VW funds to add more charging stations and electric buses
Energy Consumers Bulletin
5 days 3 hours ago
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 16:06
ACLU criticizes School Department over police at Warren middle school
Providence Journal Education
5 days 5 hours ago
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 14:41
Rhode Island Selected for $300,000 Fitness Equipment Gift to Improve Student Health
RI Governor Press Releases
5 days 6 hours ago
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:45
Getting Lead Out of Vermont School and Childcare Drinking Water
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
5 days 7 hours ago
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:42
Wednesday Webinar to Explain Grants Aimed at Helping RI Farming, Fishing and Food Businesses Prosper
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
5 days 7 hours ago
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:00
Grants spark learning across RI
RI Foundation Blog
5 days 8 hours ago
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:37
Grants spark learning across RI
RI Foundation News
5 days 8 hours ago
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:37
New England Needs to Hit the Accelerator on Electric Vehicles
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
5 days 10 hours ago
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 09:29
The Secret Lives of Words: Saint Valentine, amateurs and pizza
Providence Journal Commentary
5 days 10 hours ago
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 09:20
Brown pledges to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2040
Brown University Environmental Studies
5 days 19 hours ago
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 00:00
My Turn: Scott Haltzman: Husbands pay off in most households
Providence Journal Commentary
5 days 20 hours ago
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 23:00
Letter: Michael Conroy: One party far more diverse than the other
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
5 days 20 hours ago
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 23:00
Letter: Robyn Linde: Congress must act to stave off Yemen crisis
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
5 days 20 hours ago
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 23:00
Letter: Andrew Klein: Bishop behaves outrageously in approach to abortion
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
5 days 20 hours ago
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 23:00
Letter: Sylvia Forrest: How to move beyond the whole abortion debate
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
5 days 20 hours ago
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 23:00
Seed Swap: Thurs., Feb 28, 6-8pm @ PASC
Fox Point Community Garden News
5 days 22 hours ago
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 21:10
Three Fall River residents hospitalized with mercury poisoning
Providence Journal Environment
6 days 56 min ago
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 18:46

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