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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.

Atkinson Reserve – Ledyard
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
1 week 1 day ago
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 19:42
RIDOH Recommends Closing Ninigret Park Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
1 week 2 days ago
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 10:45
Long Tailed Frog
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 2 days ago
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 09:33
Dove Visits Heron
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 2 days ago
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 09:31
Fish Hawk
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 3 days ago
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 16:40
Tadpoles and Former Tadpoles
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 3 days ago
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 16:36
Walking Turkeys
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 3 days ago
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 16:31
Join us to learn more about Bees
Fox Point Community Garden News
1 week 3 days ago
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 13:53
Successful PotLuck!
Fox Point Community Garden News
1 week 3 days ago
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 13:47
First Mosquito Advisory of 2022: No West Nile Virus (WNV) or EEE Findings; State Reminds Public to Protect Themselves from an Emerging WNV Carrier in RI, the Asian Tiger Mosquito
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 3 days ago
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 13:30
Market Mobile Gets a New Ordering Platform
Farm Fresh RI
1 week 3 days ago
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 12:54
Conservation Organizations Advise Public of Recent Waterbird Deaths on Rhode Island Coast
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 3 days ago
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 11:00
Statement from Governor McKee on the Supreme Court's Dobbs Decision
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 3 days ago
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 10:15
RIDOH Recommends Closing Camp Watchaug Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
1 week 3 days ago
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 09:00
finding great Heat Pump installers and advice
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 week 3 days ago
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 06:00
And what do you think?
Ocean Project
1 week 3 days ago
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 17:46
Governor McKee Joins White House, East Coast Governors to Launch Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 4 days ago
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 16:15
Turkey, Heron, Tadpoles
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 4 days ago
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 16:05
Half Sized Ducks
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 4 days ago
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 15:55
Mama Vists the Nest
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 4 days ago
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 15:53

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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.