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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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Lawmaker files bill to prevent more pot shops from opening in Fall River
WPRI Feed
3 days 15 hours ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 18:01
Mayor Correia calls off annual fundraiser amid battle with City Council
WPRI Feed
3 days 15 hours ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 17:32
My Turn: Joseph J. Solomon: Straightening out Warwick's finances
Providence Journal Commentary
3 days 15 hours ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 17:23
Letter: Nancy Ruzzo: Government should legalize marijuana or stop exploiting it
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 days 15 hours ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 17:19
Letter: Barry Campbell: James Comey nobly opened Pandora's box on Trump
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 days 15 hours ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 17:18
Letter: Sandra Kopel: Mayor should keep child at home, focus on job
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 days 15 hours ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 17:18
High court panel dismisses complaint against Whitehouse as ‘frivolous’
WPRI Feed
3 days 16 hours ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 16:49
Ask for bike infrastructure in your PVD neighborhood
RI Bicycle Coalition
3 days 16 hours ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 16:47
Police offer $500 reward for information on ‘Lil Spooky’ vandal
WPRI Feed
3 days 16 hours ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 16:30
CLF Challenges Trump Administration’s Appalling Clean Power Plan Replacement
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 days 16 hours ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 16:19
Tiverton woman charged with trafficking fentanyl
WPRI Feed
3 days 17 hours ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 16:07
Providence police, JWU celebrate opening of new substation
WPRI Feed
3 days 17 hours ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 15:44
Despite falling temperatures, mosquito-borne virus threat remains
WPRI Feed
3 days 18 hours ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 14:31
Portal aimed at giving patients better access to clinical trials
WPRI Feed
3 days 19 hours ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 13:25
In First Statewide Tests for Lead in School Drinking Water, Not All Schools Measure Up
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 days 19 hours ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 13:25
North Providence music teacher charged with child porn possession
WPRI Feed
3 days 21 hours ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 11:21
November RIEEA Fundaiser Announcement
RI Environmental Education Assn News
3 days 21 hours ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 11:21
New study shows Rhode Island emissions are 45% higher than expected – and charts a path to state-wide decarbonization
Brown University Environmental Studies
3 days 23 hours ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 09:16
Massachusetts collecting data on possible vaping illnesses
WPRI Feed
3 days 23 hours ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 09:14
Sharks, rays, lobsters affected by underwater electric cables
Narwhal's Left Tooth
4 days 46 min ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 08:26
Legal expert: Patriots, NFL should let Brown play amid sexual assault allegations
WPRI Feed
4 days 1 hour ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 08:11
Providence schools chief drops required-reading book
Providence Journal Education
4 days 1 hour ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 08:03
Weather Now: Much Cooler, Autumn Feel Tonight.
WPRI Feed
4 days 3 hours ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 05:22
Community unites for second annual ‘Play 4 Will’ basketball tournament
WPRI Feed
4 days 5 hours ago
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 04:10
Senate confirms public defender McElroy for U.S. District Court
Providence Journal Government News
4 days 12 hours ago
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 21:08
Mosquito Advisory For Wednesday, September 11, 2019
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
4 days 12 hours ago
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 20:15
The Cold Case Cards: Who Killed Evelyn Sanchez?
WPRI Feed
4 days 14 hours ago
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 19:00
Bike to the Moving Wall
RI Bicycle Coalition
4 days 15 hours ago
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 17:41
Bike to the Moving Wall Newport Vietnam Veterans Memorial
RI Bicycle Coalition
4 days 15 hours ago
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 17:41
My Turn: Frederic G. Reamer: Grasping how precious freedom is
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 15 hours ago
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 17:26
Letter: Tom Maguire: School's quality tied to freedom accorded teachers, principals
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
4 days 15 hours ago
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 17:23
Letter: Joseleyne Slade: Strong progressive voice needed instead of Froma Harrop
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
4 days 15 hours ago
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 17:23
Action Needed on High Toxic Chemical Levels in Bottled Water
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
4 days 16 hours ago
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 16:55
Bike to the Moving Wall
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
4 days 19 hours ago
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 13:41
My Turn: Irving C. Sheldon Jr.: The painful loss of a wonderful boat shop
Providence Journal Commentary
4 days 21 hours ago
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 12:04
2020 RI Schoolyard Habitat Program
RI Environmental Education Assn News
4 days 21 hours ago
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 11:58
Public Rights Violated on Boston’s Waterfront… Again
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
4 days 22 hours ago
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:54
Governor, State Officials Unveil Plaque Honoring Rhode Island Victims in 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
RI Governor Press Releases
5 days 12 min ago
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 09:00
URI student tracks endangered salamander in New Mexico
Narwhal's Left Tooth
5 days 14 hours ago
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 18:32
Mosquito Spraying Planned For Final Area Of Critical Risk For EEE
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
5 days 14 hours ago
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 18:15
Cybersecurity world watched New Bedford's response to ransomware
Providence Journal Government News
5 days 15 hours ago
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 17:46
Our Turn: Hannah Jarmolowski and Aaron Garth Smith: Give principals authority they need
Providence Journal Commentary
5 days 16 hours ago
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 17:10
Letter: Richard Parker: Slavery no longer exists so we can repeal Second Amendment
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
5 days 16 hours ago
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 17:07
Letter: David J. Robitaille: Airport corporation and state are letting down Rhode Island
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
5 days 16 hours ago
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 17:07
Burning Waste is a Bad Idea. So Why is Rhode Island Taking Time to Study It?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
5 days 16 hours ago
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 16:16
Governor Raimondo Directs Rhode Island Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Recognition of the Anniversary of September 11th
RI Governor Press Releases
5 days 17 hours ago
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 16:00
Founding dean of Roger Williams University Law School dies at 77
Providence Journal Education
5 days 19 hours ago
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 13:42
DEM Announces Availability of $5 Million in Outdoor Recreation Funding to Help Communities Build and Expand Local Recreational Resources
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
5 days 20 hours ago
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 12:45
Josh McDaniels welcomes new toy in Antonio Brown
Providence Journal Commentary
5 days 21 hours ago
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 12:03
What are the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile viruses and how to protect yourself
Providence Journal Environment
5 days 21 hours ago
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 11:26

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