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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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Propane explosion kills firefighter, injures 6 others
WPRI Feed
23 hours 46 min ago
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 10:09
Commissioner: Financial analysis planned for Providence schools
Providence Journal Education
1 day 21 min ago
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 09:34
Antonio Brown rape accuser to meet with the NFL Monday
WPRI Feed
1 day 1 hour ago
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 08:20
East Providence man accused of fatal hit-and-run due in court
WPRI Feed
1 day 1 hour ago
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 08:08
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed to announce $1.7 million fund to upgrade RI state parks
WPRI Feed
1 day 2 hours ago
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 07:30
Top Stories: Monday, Sept. 16, 2019
WPRI Feed
1 day 2 hours ago
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 07:05
Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia battling City Council, mayoral hopefuls
WPRI Feed
1 day 3 hours ago
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 06:12
Man airlifted to hospital after crashing into Taunton home
WPRI Feed
1 day 4 hours ago
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 05:45
Weather Now: Pleasant Start to Work Week
WPRI Feed
1 day 4 hours ago
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 05:15
Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75
WPRI Feed
1 day 6 hours ago
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 03:17
No Deal: Auto workers strike against GM in contract dispute
WPRI Feed
1 day 6 hours ago
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 03:08
Providence teachers push back against harsh report on schools
Providence Journal Education
1 day 9 hours ago
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 00:03
NASCAR champion Mike Stefanik dies in small plane crash in Sterling, CT
WPRI Feed
1 day 11 hours ago
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 21:55
Officials: Victim in Newport house fire has died
WPRI Feed
1 day 13 hours ago
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 19:59
Walk to Defeat ALS held at McCoy Stadium
WPRI Feed
1 day 16 hours ago
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 17:49
Letter: Dr. Peter A. Hollmann: Kudos to CVS for spurning tobacco and vaping products
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 day 16 hours ago
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 17:20
Letter: Richard J. August: Go ahead, see if America wants to repeal Second Amendment
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 day 16 hours ago
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 17:20
My Turn: David N. Cicilline: Senate won't take up our bills
Providence Journal Commentary
1 day 16 hours ago
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 17:20
Weather Now: Dry Start to the Work/School Week; Watching Humberto
WPRI Feed
1 day 17 hours ago
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 16:47
Bristol County District Attorney’s Office identifies shooting victim
WPRI Feed
1 day 20 hours ago
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 13:08
Big Papi speaks publicly for the first time since shooting
WPRI Feed
1 day 21 hours ago
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 12:33
4th Annual #DStrong Bike Run to be held Sunday
WPRI Feed
1 day 22 hours ago
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 11:21
2 crashes under investigation in Providence
WPRI Feed
2 days 2 hours ago
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 07:03
Patriots seek to overcome Florida woes in showdown with Dolphins
WPRI Feed
2 days 3 hours ago
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 06:00
Sunday News Shows in R.I., Sept. 15, 2019
Providence Journal Government News
2 days 10 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 23:46
Achievement First expansion plans on hold
WPRI Feed
2 days 13 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 20:53
Letter: Dennis Slonka: Whenever you ask for socialism, you end up with authoritarianism
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 days 16 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 17:49
Letter: Raymond G. Masse: Rhode Island should lead way to repeal the Second Amendment
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 days 16 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 17:49
Letter: Arthur S. Robbins: Big story on rape accusation not bigger than Brown grant
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 days 16 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 17:49
Letter: Al Desrosiers: Cartoon underscores the limits of laws to control violence
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 days 16 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 17:49
Letter: Homa Smith: Fall River mayor on the way to be like a Providence felon
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 days 16 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 17:49
Letter: Ed Arage: He's the greatest president, but only in his own mind
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 days 16 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 17:49
Letter: John J. Finan Jr.: Finger of blame should be pointed at Speaker Mattiello
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 days 16 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 17:49
Letter: Michael Schlesinger: New Trump rule would allow employers to discriminate
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 days 16 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 17:49
My Turn: John Walsh: Lessons at a Monopoly board
Providence Journal Commentary
2 days 16 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 17:40
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: Is England still part of Europe?
Providence Journal Commentary
2 days 16 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 17:23
My Turn: Froma Harrop: Taking good money from bad people
Providence Journal Commentary
2 days 16 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 17:21
Weather Now: Few More Showers Tonight; Nice Sunday Ahead
WPRI Feed
2 days 17 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 16:33
Alan Rosenberg: Our front page on 9/11
Providence Journal Commentary
2 days 17 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 16:32
‘Dress Drive’ held to benefit The Gianna Cirella Memorial Fund
WPRI Feed
2 days 18 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 15:08
Warwick police arrest suspect for attempting to scam elderly man
WPRI Feed
2 days 22 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 11:21
Reopening; Pawtucket’s Slater Park Carousel hosts ribbon cutting, noon Saturday
WPRI Feed
2 days 22 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 11:09
Veterans get ready to take Honor Flight to Washington Saturday morning
WPRI Feed
3 days 2 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 06:56
Two people hospitalized after serious crash in Attleboro
WPRI Feed
3 days 3 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 06:18
Police: Person shot in Fall River
WPRI Feed
3 days 4 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 05:48
Nesi’s Notes: Sept. 14
WPRI Feed
3 days 4 hours ago
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 05:00
Police: 1,000 bags of fentanyl found inside suspected drug dealers’ Tiverton home
WPRI Feed
3 days 11 hours ago
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 21:58
Style at Home: Wallpaper, the great comeback of 2019
Providence Journal Garden News
3 days 13 hours ago
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 20:51
Trash Tutorial: Multilingual resources for recycling correctly
Providence Journal Garden News
3 days 13 hours ago
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 20:50
A life of service that started when gas cost pennies and the Edsel was futuristic
WPRI Feed
3 days 14 hours ago
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 19:46

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