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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.

RIDOH Recommends Closing Goddard Park Beach and Easton's Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
5 days 17 hours ago
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 16:30
Trestle Trail Update
RI Bicycle Coalition
5 days 19 hours ago
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 14:29
Capt. Sprengel Splash Walks Giant Stripers
Fish Wrap Writer
5 days 20 hours ago
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 13:38
Flatbread Pizza Fundraiser – July 13
RI Environmental Education Assn News
5 days 21 hours ago
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 12:47
DEM Partners with RIDOH to Provide COVID-19 Vaccines at Misquamicut State Beach on Saturday, June 12
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
6 days 17 hours ago
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 16:30
Governor McKee Signs Legislation Requiring Statewide Standards in Consumer Education
RI Governor Press Releases
6 days 20 hours ago
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 14:00
Rhode Island General Officers, Legislators, Advocates Highlight Importance of Gun Safety Legislation
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 1 hour ago
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 09:15
The Coastal Institute is Hiring
URI Coastal Institute News
1 week 18 hours ago
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 15:56
Plant Science and Conservation Intern
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 week 19 hours ago
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 14:33
Don’t Take Out the Trash – At Least Not Three Million Tons!
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 19 hours ago
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 14:20
Governor McKee Announces RIDEM Director Janet Coit to Depart on June 18, Terrence Gray to Become Acting Director
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 20 hours ago
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 13:45
Local monitors help to save piping plover
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 week 20 hours ago
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 13:44
DEM Marine Fisheries, Law Enforcement Closely Monitoring Activity in RI's Commercial Menhaden Fishery
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 22 hours ago
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 12:00
Letter From Newport Community Leaders
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 week 1 day ago
Monday, June 7, 2021 - 17:54
Governor McKee Signs Two Bills into Law
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 1 day ago
Monday, June 7, 2021 - 16:15
Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District (ERICD)
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 week 1 day ago
Monday, June 7, 2021 - 13:36
Celebrate the Longest Day of the Year* with the Fox Point Community Garden!
Fox Point Community Garden News
1 week 1 day ago
Monday, June 7, 2021 - 11:08
Free, online Laudato Si' conference: you're invited!
Catholic Ecology
1 week 4 days ago
Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 08:40
Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 16:30
Newport Bike Safety Resolution – What YOU Can Do
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 14:07

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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.