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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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Arthur I. Cyr: One more candidate for president - This time of Taiwan
Providence Journal Commentary
3 days 8 hours ago
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 11:23
Up from the ashes, Big Bear is a local sportsman hot spot
Fish Wrap Writer
3 days 23 hours ago
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 20:38
My Turn: Timothy J. Babineau: Competition doesn't work in health care
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 2 hours ago
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 17:34
Letter: Jim Fitzpatrick: Stay the course and China may have to back down
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
4 days 2 hours ago
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 17:32
Letter: The Rev. Eugene T. Dyszlewski: Senators' abortion vote shows contempt for women
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
4 days 2 hours ago
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 17:32
Letter: Raymond Trabulsi: Iran tensions remind me of Johnson's Vietnam ploy
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
4 days 2 hours ago
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 17:32
Letter: Ellen Forte: I don't wish governor luck in future endeavors
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
4 days 2 hours ago
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 17:32
Rhode Island state beaches, parks to offer free sunscreen
Providence Journal Environment
4 days 5 hours ago
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 15:08
Lifeguard Certification Tests Start May 22-23
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
4 days 6 hours ago
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 13:30
Save the Bay unveils new public pier in Providence's Fields Point
Providence Journal Environment
4 days 6 hours ago
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 13:17
$3 million in federal gants given for R.I. after-school, summer programs
Providence Journal Education
4 days 8 hours ago
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 11:21
Rhode Island Leads in Skin Cancer Prevention as First State in the Nation to Offer Statewide Complimentary Natural Sunscreen Stations
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
4 days 10 hours ago
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:00
Sen. Jack Reed gives Roger Williams University grads a global challenge
Providence Journal Education
4 days 20 hours ago
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 23:28
Patrick Kennedy, at URI commencement, urges all to treat mental health as health care
Providence Journal Education
5 days 52 min ago
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 19:23
Patrick Kennedy talks about Ted's indifference to his struggle with addiction
Providence Journal Education
5 days 52 min ago
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 19:23
My Turn: Mary Ann Sorrentino: How can we let Trump happen?
Providence Journal Commentary
5 days 54 min ago
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 19:21
Letter: Rick Keogh: My common-sense thoughts on heated issue of abortion
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
5 days 57 min ago
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 19:18
Letter: Arthur D'Amario III: Kraft ruling shows judges tend to favor rich celebrities
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
5 days 57 min ago
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 19:18
Letter: Leigh A. Besson: Ripped off once again by the R.I. State House
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
5 days 57 min ago
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 19:18
Introducing SEMAP’s New Program Coordinator!
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
5 days 1 hour ago
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 18:44
Bill Reynolds: 'LeBron Inc.' shows he's no ordinary superstar
Providence Journal Commentary
5 days 1 hour ago
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 18:37
A few reminders…
Fox Point Community Garden News
5 days 2 hours ago
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 18:00
Commencement is farewell for Salve's Sister Jane
Providence Journal Education
5 days 3 hours ago
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 16:39
Patrick Kennedy delivers commencement speech at URI
Providence Journal Education
5 days 4 hours ago
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 16:10
Atlanta graduation speaker pledges to pay class of 2019 student debt
Providence Journal Education
5 days 6 hours ago
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 14:12
Cranston property tax hike set at nearly 2.4%
Providence Journal Government News
6 days 20 min ago
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 19:54
Johnson & Wales University grads savor sweet success at 2019 commencement
Providence Journal Education
6 days 44 min ago
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 19:31
Tech executive tells Bryant University grads to be programmed for change
Providence Journal Education
6 days 1 hour ago
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 19:14
Editorial: R.I. should protect abortion rights
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 3 hours ago
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 16:35
My Turn: Leonard Lardaro: A recession with low unemployment in R.I.
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 3 hours ago
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 16:22
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: Some 2,000-year-old lessons for modern America
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 3 hours ago
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 16:20
My Turn: John Walsh: The Frisbee's sweet story
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 3 hours ago
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 16:20
My Turn: Froma Harrop: End political family privilege
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 3 hours ago
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 16:20
Letters: Mike Fink: Doris Day's achievements deserve the public's applause
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 4 hours ago
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 16:05
Letters: Rick Salzman: Will Town Council support the interests of the people?
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 4 hours ago
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 16:05
Letters: Sr. Margaret Mary Schissler: The taking of any human life is simply murder
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 4 hours ago
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 16:05
Letters: Faye R. Goldman: No need to respect office when Trump is president
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 4 hours ago
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 16:05
Letters: Peter Buonfiglio: Media won't support Trump's standing up to China
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 4 hours ago
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 16:05
Letters: Nancy Ruzzo: Trump's agenda reads like Vladimir Putin's wishlist
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 4 hours ago
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 16:05
Letters: Joseph A. Matais: When will R.I.'s delegation tackle any serious issues?
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 4 hours ago
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 16:05
Sen. Reed tells Roger Williams grads to solve world problems
Providence Journal Education
6 days 5 hours ago
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 15:02
Bryant University graduates 890
Providence Journal Education
6 days 8 hours ago
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 11:29
Alan Rosenberg: Covering a strike; sports fans speak out
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 9 hours ago
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:20
Rising seas threaten coastal home values
Providence Journal Environment
6 days 11 hours ago
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 08:20
Bill Reynolds: Kyrie made it difficult for everyone
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 12 hours ago
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 07:50
Workshops and More!
15 Minute Field Trips
6 days 12 hours ago
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 07:46
Gardening: Wildflowers are ideal for shady places
Providence Journal Garden News
6 days 23 hours ago
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 20:50
Trash Tutorial: How2Recycle helps clear up confusion
Providence Journal Garden News
6 days 23 hours ago
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 20:50
Bath hardware makes a stylish splash
Providence Journal Garden News
6 days 23 hours ago
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 20:50
Letters: Christopher C. Currie: Trump and friends trying to start two new wars
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 3 hours ago
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 16:31

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