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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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Design Recipes: Follow these tips for a less stressful move
Providence Journal Garden News
5 days 23 hours ago
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 20:50
Real Estate Q&A: I haven't paid my rent for two months. Can I be sued for eviction?
Providence Journal Garden News
5 days 23 hours ago
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 20:50
Our Turn: Jay Valgora and Madeline Clappin: A critical crossroads for Providence's public spaces
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 3 hours ago
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Erik J. Chaput: Wise words for July Fourth from Frederick Douglass
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 3 hours ago
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 16:20
June Observation Data Due by July 4th
RI Osprey Monitoring
6 days 4 hours ago
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 15:18
With Fourth of July Weekend Approaching, DEM Offers Tips to Keep the Traffic Moving at State Beaches and Encourages Online Purchase of Parking Passes
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
6 days 5 hours ago
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 15:00
June orchids
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
6 days 7 hours ago
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 13:07
Mangino column: The term ‘Nazi’ is misused and overused
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 8 hours ago
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 11:22
Local students scramble after URI limits on-campus housing of Rhode Island students to freshmen
Providence Journal Education
6 days 9 hours ago
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 10:59
What Are Climate Laws and Why Do We Need Them?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
6 days 10 hours ago
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 09:30
The Dirt – July 3, 2020: Growing Food in Middletown, Conserving Pollinators in Stonington
URI Master Gardener Program
6 days 12 hours ago
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 08:04
RIDOH Recommends Closing Westwood YMCA Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
1 week 3 hours ago
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 17:15
My Turn: Robb Dimmick: Words alone can’t scrub slavery’s stain from Brown name
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 4 hours ago
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 15:51
Local students scramble after URI announces it won’t house Rhode Islanders during the coming term
Providence Journal Education
1 week 4 hours ago
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 15:50
Letters to the Editor: ‘Fake news’ on coronavirus; rampant revisionism; the nature of gender
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 4 hours ago
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 15:47
My Turn: Stephan Brigidi: Liberalism defined: A collective credo
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 4 hours ago
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 15:42
The Violence of Pollution: The Injustice of Rolling Back Clean Air Protections
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 week 6 hours ago
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 14:11
From the Navy to Congress and remaking Bryant University: Ron Machtley ends his remarkable career
Providence Journal Education
1 week 7 hours ago
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 12:22
The tree fee: Who pays the cost of tree removal?
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 8 hours ago
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 11:40
Massachusetts expands electric vehicle rebates to nonprofit, business fleets
Acadia Center News
1 week 9 hours ago
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 10:25
Bozelko column: Tipping on takeout is patriotic
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 10 hours ago
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 10:00
Hopkins column: We shouldn’t have football this year
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 10 hours ago
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 09:37
What Do Environmental Justice Protections Mean for Our Communities?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 10 hours ago
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 09:30
How to choose the right flooring for your kitchen
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 11 hours ago
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 09:09
Super-rare bird discovered in Westerly
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 week 13 hours ago
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 07:03
My Turn: Steven M. Paré: Rhode Island Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights needs an overhaul
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 20 hours ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 23:35
My Turn: Jack Rusley: LGBTQ youth need health-care protections
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 20 hours ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 23:35
Raimondo Announces Changes to the Long Term Care System; Investments to Create More Home-Based Care Options Amidst Spread of COVID-19 in Congregate Living Facilities
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 1 day ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 18:15
New attraction at Rocky Point: a fishing pier
Providence Journal Environment
1 week 1 day ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 16:32
Letters to the editor: BLM rally too risky for a child; fed up with revisionism
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 1 day ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 16:19
Letters to the editor: BLM rally too risky for a child; fed up with revisionism
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 1 day ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 16:19
My Turn: Gerry Goldstein: Unsaddling the Rough Rider
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 1 day ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 16:19
My Turn: Mary Ann Sorrentino: Abortion question has been ‘asked and answered’ by high court
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 1 day ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 16:19
April 2020 Amtrak Financial Report
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
1 week 1 day ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 14:04
RISD president: ’We are continuing to have conversations to avoid layoffs’
Providence Journal Education
1 week 1 day ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 12:14
New Rocky Point Fishing Pier Now Open
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 1 day ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 11:45
Now Hiring – 2 Spanish Language Positions
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 week 1 day ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 10:48
The surprising overlap between heat pumps and electric cars
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 week 1 day ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 10:02
What Would Massachusetts’s Environmental Justice Laws Accomplish?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 1 day ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 09:30
eeGuidance for Reopening Schools
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 week 1 day ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 01:00
Governor Raimondo Announces New Gender-Neutral Option for Rhode Island Driver's Licenses
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 2 days ago
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 18:00
Letters to the editor
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 2 days ago
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 17:20
Letters to the editor
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 2 days ago
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 17:20
How Has Racism Contributed to Environmental Justice Inequities?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 2 days ago
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 16:25
DEM, Partners to Hold Ribbon-Cutting for New Fishing Pier at Rocky Point State Park Tomorrow
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 2 days ago
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 13:15
Four Rhode Island State Campgrounds Now Open
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 2 days ago
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:45
Mid-season check-in
Fox Point Community Garden News
1 week 2 days ago
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:07
Cyr column: John Bolton’s revenge memoir
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 2 days ago
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 10:14
Governor Raimondo Directs Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Newport Mayor Paul Gaines
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 3 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 18:00
Providence may move 3,000 students out of their current schools under return-to-classroom plan
Providence Journal Education
1 week 3 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 17:16

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