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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.

The Dirt – March 12, 2021: Soil Testing, Greenhouse Updates, Activities Approved for 2021
URI Master Gardener Program
1 week 1 day ago
Friday, April 2, 2021 - 13:32
The Dirt – March 5, 2021: School Garden Impact Testimonials, JEDI Co-Chair Interview, Greenhouse Notes
URI Master Gardener Program
1 week 1 day ago
Friday, April 2, 2021 - 13:31
The Dirt – February 26, 2021:School Garden Impact, Plant of the Year, Soil Amendment Class
URI Master Gardener Program
1 week 1 day ago
Friday, April 2, 2021 - 13:01
The Dirt – February 19, 2021: Approved Volunteering for 2021, Central Region Impact, Food Donation Safety
URI Master Gardener Program
1 week 1 day ago
Friday, April 2, 2021 - 13:00
The Dirt – February 12, 2021: Southern Region Impact, Modified Seed Giveaway, Ask the Expert
URI Master Gardener Program
1 week 1 day ago
Friday, April 2, 2021 - 12:59
The Dirt – February 8, 2021: Northern Region Impact, Seed Saving Tips, Seed Starting Class
URI Master Gardener Program
1 week 1 day ago
Friday, April 2, 2021 - 12:57
Enough Analysis. It’s Time for Action to Protect Right Whales from Vessel Strikes
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 2 days ago
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 15:54
Governor McKee Launches New Rental Assistance Program
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 2 days ago
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 15:30
Spring Returns
Blithewold Garden Blog
1 week 2 days ago
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 14:53
Our Utilities Are Falling Down on Climate. Here’s Why They Need to Step Up.
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 2 days ago
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 14:12
Vermont Moves to Ban Toxic Forever Chemicals in Food Containers and More
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 2 days ago
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 09:58
You can help send kids to Bike Camp!
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 week 2 days ago
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 09:46
Free Trees Available, Just in Time for Spring Planting
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 2 days ago
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 09:30
DEM Stocking Additional Waterways for April 7th Opening Day of Trout Fishing Season in RI
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 16:30
Governor McKee Announces Sabina Matos as his Lieutenant Governor Nominee
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 14:00
March 2021 eNewsletter
Northeast Organic Farming Assn RI News
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 12:31
Governor McKee, Rhode Island needs you to sign the Act On Climate
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 12:25
ECRI Monthly Meeting, April 2021
Environment Council of RI
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 11:59
DEM Reminds Residents to Remove Backyard Food Sources That Attract Black Bears
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 09:00
COA Virtual Annual Meeting
Clean Ocean Access News
1 week 4 days ago
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 13:37

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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.