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Rhode Island Environmental News

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.

Latest News

The raw news feeds, which has irrelevant and sometimes duplicative stuff.

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Opinion/Owens: Trump and civil-military relations
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 11 hours ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 16:20
From Love Canal to Superfund: Four Decades Later
URI Coastal Institute News
4 days 12 hours ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 15:55
RIIL sticking with COVID guidelines
Providence Journal Education
4 days 12 hours ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 15:54
Employee of Providence elementary school tests positive for coronavirus
Providence Journal Education
4 days 13 hours ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 14:59
Across R.I., school year begins on a different course
Providence Journal Education
4 days 14 hours ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 13:41
Reducing Invasive Plants and Recovering a Healthy Plant Community
Ecological Landscape Assn News
4 days 15 hours ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:28
Native or Cultivar? Does It Make a Difference?
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
4 days 15 hours ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:27
Dodder, a Parasitic Vine Weed
Ecological Landscape Assn News
4 days 15 hours ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:24
How to Identify and Respond to Pests at Home
Ecological Landscape Assn News
4 days 15 hours ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:21
Carpenter Bees at Work in Home and Garden
Ecological Landscape Assn News
4 days 15 hours ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:18
Alexandra Botanic Gardens of Wellesley College: Sheet Mulching Update
Ecological Landscape Assn News
4 days 15 hours ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:14
EMMA Acres in Exeter Named Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
4 days 16 hours ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:00
ELA News – September 2020
Ecological Landscape Assn News
4 days 16 hours ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 11:06
Gleanings from Headline News – September 2020
Ecological Landscape Assn News
4 days 17 hours ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 10:38
Cyr column: Afghanistan peace negotiations move forward
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 17 hours ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 10:32
Thomas column: Facebook pet peeves
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 17 hours ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 10:15
Narrow River Preservation Association Program Coordinator
RI Environmental Education Assn News
4 days 19 hours ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 08:41
The Secret Lives of Words column: Biden/Trump elected co-presidents
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 19 hours ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 08:38
Reconnecting with waters flowing through so much South County history
Fish Wrap Writer
5 days 9 hours ago
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 19:00
Opinion/Turner: Brown University, say and actually do the right thing
Providence Journal Commentary
5 days 11 hours ago
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 16:18
Opinion/Filippi and Chippendale: Empower parents — remote learning isn’t working
Providence Journal Commentary
5 days 11 hours ago
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 16:17
Blackstone Valley Prep shifts to remote learning after positive COVID test
Providence Journal Education
5 days 12 hours ago
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 16:02
School bus drivers authorize strike
Providence Journal Education
5 days 12 hours ago
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 15:59
School starts in Bristol, despite court challenge
Providence Journal Education
5 days 12 hours ago
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 15:30
Education commissioner: ’I think we have gone above and beyond to make our kids safe.’
Providence Journal Education
5 days 12 hours ago
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 15:21
Microscopic worm poses big threat to R.I.’s beech trees
Providence Journal Environment
5 days 12 hours ago
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 15:20
MONARCH BUTTERFLIES @ INDIA POINT PARK
Fox Point Community Garden News
5 days 16 hours ago
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 11:54
The Wood Supply
Curriculum Resources
5 days 17 hours ago
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:15
The Wood Supply
Prosperity for Rhode Island
5 days 17 hours ago
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:15
New disease is killing beech trees
Narwhal's Left Tooth
5 days 18 hours ago
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 09:24
School buses roll again: ’I’m glad to be back. I just love the kids.’
Providence Journal Education
5 days 19 hours ago
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 08:11
7 TRICKS TO WIN PLAY POKER AND DOMINO ONLINE
Rhode Island: It's All in Our Backyard
6 days 56 min ago
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 03:06
Teachers union seeks safety review of Providence schools
Providence Journal Environment
6 days 6 hours ago
Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 21:41
Opinion/Infante-Green: Rhode Island is ready to learn
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 10 hours ago
Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 17:23
Opinion/Babineau and Fanale: R.I. will benefit from a unified health-care system
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 10 hours ago
Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 17:22
Opinion/Letters: Trump’s love for America; Democrats and socialism
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 10 hours ago
Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 17:21
How Massachusetts Can Make Things Right in the Merrimack Valley
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
6 days 18 hours ago
Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 09:24
Where’d the wood go? Lumber is the latest COVID victim
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 5 hours ago
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 22:56
Opinion/Rosenberg: A cartoon touches a nerve
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 5 hours ago
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 22:54
Opinion/Letters: Slow deterioration of R.I. landmarks
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 11 hours ago
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 16:20
Our Hidden History: An enslaved R.I. soldier fights for freedom
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 11 hours ago
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 16:20
Opinion/Chaput: Early American politics resembled today’s contentious times
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 11 hours ago
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 16:20
Opinion/Harrop: Stop talking about doomsday scenarios for election night
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 11 hours ago
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 16:20
Opinion/Hanson: Greek-Turkish rivalry again near the boiling point
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 11 hours ago
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 16:20
Identifying some wildlife is now a snap
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 week 20 hours ago
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 07:25
Set up the best school desk for your kid at home
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 1 day ago
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 20:50
Design Recipes: Furniture that fits
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 1 day ago
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 20:50
Style at Home: Internet aesthetics: cottagecore vs. cluttercore
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 1 day ago
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 20:50
Gardening: Tips on getting ready for winter
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 1 day ago
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 20:50
More than décor
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 1 day ago
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 20:50

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