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Rhode Island Environmental News

[Note: Feeds.WhiteLilac.Info has been rebuilt and expanded here.  August 2016]

News about Rhode Island's environment is gathered automatically from blogs and feeds, and almost every source originates in Rhode Island. This process catches 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 always 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....

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Latest News

The raw news feeds, which has irrelevant and sometimes duplicative stuff.

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Letter: J. Michael Denney: Why it's a bad idea to privatize Providence water
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 23 hours ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 17:32
Letter: E. Elena Tiernan: There is a reason that we have immigration laws
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 23 hours ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 17:32
Letter: Rev. John A. Kiley: Experience shows virtues of traditional marriage
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 23 hours ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 17:32
Letter: Jane S. Nelson: Look for any reason to impeach the president
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 23 hours ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 17:32
Letter: Joseph F. Dugan: R.I. judges, law officers should do their jobs
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 23 hours ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 17:32
RIDOT chooses company to pilot a driverless bus program in Providence
Greater City Providence
1 week 1 hour ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 14:57
Meet Our Communications & Marketing Intern: Eileen Dillon
Clean Ocean Access News
1 week 2 hours ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 14:15
Downtown Design Review Committee Meeting – December 10, 2018
Greater City Providence
1 week 3 hours ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 13:35
Arthur I. Cyr: George H.W. Bush leaves a powerful legacy
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 4 hours ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 11:59
My Turn: Jo-Ann Ryan: Providence needs to move forward
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 6 hours ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 10:27
SPORTS PARENTING: Injury or fatigue is always a tough call
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 8 hours ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 07:56
CCNY Study Shows Plastic Waste Can Be Converted Into Energy And Fuels/RNN
Renewable Now
1 week 8 hours ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 07:41
Preparing the way
Catholic Ecology
1 week 16 hours ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 00:04
CCRI faculty union votes no confidence in administrators
Providence Journal Education
1 week 16 hours ago
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 23:41
My Turn: Michael Morse: Could we listen more, talk less?
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 17 hours ago
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 23:00
Letter: Jon K. Polis: Helping the elderly get to doctors' appointments
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 17 hours ago
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 23:00
Letter: Brian Heikes: I favor Gorbea's move to conceal public records
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 17 hours ago
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 23:00
Letter: Steve Bianchi: Stop the bias against beautiful women, wives
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 17 hours ago
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 23:00
Letter: Larry Struzik: Americans should band together against China threat
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 17 hours ago
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 23:00
Audubon Environmental Educators – Per Diem
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 week 20 hours ago
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 19:47
Acadia Center: Connecticut economy would get big boost from clean energy efforts
Acadia Center News
1 week 23 hours ago
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 17:22
How RECs Work to Clean New England’s Grid
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 week 1 day ago
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 15:02
EPA Workshop On Brownfields Grant Guidelines Rescheduled To Wednesday, December 12th
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 1 day ago
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 15:00
Zennovation Fund for Rhode Island
RI Foundation Blog
1 week 1 day ago
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 13:48
GRESH'S GRADES: High marks on a tough test
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 1 day ago
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 13:15
Non-Native, Exotic Tick Found In New England For First Time
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 1 day ago
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 12:15
15 Minute Field Guide Experiences
15 Minute Field Trips
1 week 1 day ago
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 11:30
Maine Leaders, Community Members to Explore the State’s Economic and Environmental Future at Forum
Acadia Center News
1 week 1 day ago
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 08:53
Transportation and Energy Reforms Could Bring $11 Billion in Economic Benefits and 33,000 New Jobs
Acadia Center News
1 week 1 day ago
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 08:40
My Turn: Timothy Duffy: Give R.I. students a right to education
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 1 day ago
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 23:00
Alan Rosenberg: The von Bulows and the celebrification of news
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 3 days ago
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 10:15
My Turn: Martin Lepkowski: Americans ignore plight of migrants
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 3 days ago
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 23:00
Gardening: Feeding the birds — without buying seed
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 3 days ago
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 21:30
Design Recipes: How to use winter white for a bright, minimalist look
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 3 days ago
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 21:30
Mayor Elorza Vetoes Zoning Change for Hope Point Tower
Greater City Providence
1 week 3 days ago
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 17:20
The vices of vices, Jerry Garcia and a punk rock deer
Fish Wrap Writer
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 16:09
Along the Garden Path
Blithewold Garden Blog
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 14:45
DEM To Host December 5th EPA Workshop On Brownfields Grant Guidelines
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 12:45
Alumnae Association of Newport Hospital School of Nursing Fund
RI Foundation Blog
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 12:21
Winter Is Coming: Time To Identify Potential Snow Disposal Sites
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 10:00
Matthew T. Mangino: The president’s tweets tell a story
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 09:58
My Turn: Robert Morton: Boom in biofuels is good for America
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 4 days ago
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 23:00
R.I. budget hearing: Many questions on overspending, but few answers
Providence Journal Government News
1 week 4 days ago
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 22:14
The Dirt – November 30, 2018: Poinsettias, Rudi’s Rangers Ride Again
URI Master Gardener Program
1 week 5 days ago
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 14:19
Federal lawsuit says R.I. fails to prepare students to be informed citizens
Providence Journal Education
1 week 5 days ago
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 13:47
On the Road with Rick Holmes: America's founding scientists
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 5 days ago
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:44
Students' federal lawsuit: RI schools fail to prepare them as 'capable civic participants'
Providence Journal Education
1 week 5 days ago
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 09:55
Networx: Warning signs of foundation issues
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 5 days ago
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 09:35
'If we mess up, we're not going to have a pretty town anymore': Tiverton pumps brakes on solar
Providence Journal Environment
1 week 5 days ago
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 09:28
Education chief: RI's poor results on new test are 'our truth-telling moment'
Providence Journal Education
1 week 5 days ago
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 09:12

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