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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.

Ridgeside Toadlets
Moshassuck Critters Videos
5 days 5 hours ago
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 12:53
RIDOH Recommends Reopening Ninigret Park Beach for Swimming; New Advisory for Larkin Pond Association Beach
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
5 days 8 hours ago
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 09:30
Healing Gardens
RI Wild Plant Society News
5 days 19 hours ago
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 22:54
Legislative Update: End of session report
RI Bicycle Coalition
5 days 23 hours ago
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 17:57
RIDOH Recommends Closing Conimicut Beach, Oakland Beach, and Barrington Town Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
6 days 1 hour ago
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 16:15
Clips of 9 Critters
Moshassuck Critters Videos
6 days 1 hour ago
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 15:58
What People Are Saying About the Signing of the Historic FY2023 State Budget
RI Governor Press Releases
6 days 3 hours ago
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 14:15
Governor McKee, Commerce Corporation Approve Innovation Vouchers to Help Fund R and D
RI Governor Press Releases
6 days 6 hours ago
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 11:00
Governor McKee Kicks Off #RIMomentum Tour with Launch of Electric Vehicle Rebate Program
RI Governor Press Releases
6 days 6 hours ago
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 11:00
RI Department of Health, Raw Elements and Partners Expand Touch-Free Mineral Sunscreen Dispensers to State Parks, Cities, Towns & Facilities Throughout the State Of Rhode Island, Championing Skin Cancer Prevention Measures
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
6 days 6 hours ago
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 11:00
RIIB June 2022 Update
RI Clean Water Finance Agency News
6 days 7 hours ago
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 10:51
Reseeding Rhode Island
RI Wild Plant Society News
6 days 20 hours ago
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 20:58
In Memory – Janet White and Margaret (Johnny) Stone
RI Wild Plant Society News
1 week 3 hours ago
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 14:08
Governor McKee Signs Historic FY 2023 State Budget to Maintain Rhode Island's Economic Momentum
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 4 hours ago
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 13:30
A June Weekend of Critters
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 6 hours ago
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 10:58
Governor McKee Joins Elected Officials, Development Partners and Community Members to Celebrate New Rental Homes at Brookside Terrace
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 7 hours ago
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 10:15
Governor McKee Names Liz Tanner as Secretary of Commerce
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 8 hours ago
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 09:45
R.I. Infrastructure Bank Finances Bristol Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrades With $7.8 Million Loan
RI Clean Water Finance Agency News
1 week 9 hours ago
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 08:16
RIARP Summer Meeting Will be Held July 25
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
1 week 1 day ago
Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 10:57
RIDOH Recommends Reopening Camp Watchaug Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
1 week 1 day ago
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 21:00

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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.