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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.

The Amazing Freshwater Eel
Save the Bay Watershed Writings
11 years 2 months ago
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 10:18
Miller Bird Sanctuary – Rehoboth
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
11 years 2 months ago
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 15:06
Earth Day Cleanup Details
Blackstone River Watershed Council News
11 years 2 months ago
Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 22:37
Spring fish runs are off to a great start
Save the Bay Watershed Writings
11 years 2 months ago
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 17:46
RI Street Workout 2013 - Every Saturday from 12 - 2PM
Friends of Brown Street Park News
11 years 2 months ago
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 11:02
Earth Day is
Friends of Brown Street Park News
11 years 3 months ago
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 11:02
Join Earth Hour on March 23rd
Save the Bay Watershed Writings
11 years 3 months ago
Friday, March 22, 2013 - 12:07
Planning a Rain Garden? There's an App for That
Save the Bay Watershed Writings
11 years 4 months ago
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 14:47
Update: River Cleanup Planning Meeting Jan 19th- 9:00am
Blackstone River Watershed Council News
11 years 5 months ago
Friday, January 18, 2013 - 20:43
A good New Year for Massachusetts dam safety
Save the Bay Watershed Writings
11 years 5 months ago
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 19:58

Friends of Brown Street Park News
11 years 5 months ago
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 11:02
New State Park in Dighton will be part of the Taunton River Trail
Save the Bay Watershed Writings
11 years 6 months ago
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 19:58
RhodeMap RI: What’s in the plan?
Providence Journal Environment
11 years 6 months ago
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 08:42
Featured Plant: Poinsettia
URI Botanical Gardens News
11 years 6 months ago
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 08:25
Hayrides and Superheros are Autumn’s Best Friends at Patchet Brook Farm
Farmcoast New England
11 years 8 months ago
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 21:19
Removal of Hopewell Mills Dam
Save the Bay Watershed Writings
11 years 8 months ago
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 19:58
Set in Stone
Farmcoast New England
11 years 11 months ago
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 21:19
ANNOUNCING “QUARTET” at GALLERY4
Farmcoast New England
11 years 11 months ago
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 21:19
An Early Drought
Save the Bay Watershed Writings
12 years 2 months ago
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 19:58
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 11:14

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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.