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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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My Turn: Donna Perry: The urge to dive under my bed
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 5 days ago
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 23:38
My Turn: Daniel F. Harrington: The Plague of 1918
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 5 days ago
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 16:21
Letters: Don't report Trump's remarks; liberals aren't liberal; Raimondo outshines president
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 5 days ago
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 16:21
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: Trump's strategic foresight put to the test
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 5 days ago
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 16:21
Editorial: A very difficult balancing act
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 5 days ago
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 16:21
My Turn: Froma Harrop: The togetherness of social distancing
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 5 days ago
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 16:21
Osprey Monitoring Program featured in The Providence Journal!
RI Osprey Monitoring
1 week 5 days ago
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 11:59
“New lifestyles”
Catholic Ecology
1 week 5 days ago
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 11:14
Alan Rosenberg: Moments of grace in a time of coronavirus
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 5 days ago
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 10:21
Warm winter disrupts seasonal patterns
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 week 5 days ago
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 08:57
Renowned Conservationist Created Nonprofit to Inspire Artists and Scientists to Work Together
ecoRI People
1 week 5 days ago
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 07:25
Design Recipes: How to create a calming home office
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 6 days ago
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 20:51
Gardening: It's time to prune your fruit trees
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 6 days ago
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 20:51
Granite countertops are having a renaissance
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 6 days ago
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 20:51
50 Nature-Based Activities For Rhode Islanders
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 6 days ago
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 12:00
R.I. Foundation, United Way distribute $1.2 million to nonprofits stressed by virus outbreak
Providence Journal Environment
1 week 6 days ago
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 11:20
Riot of color: Flowering shrubs can wake up spring gardens
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 6 days ago
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 10:41
Bozelko column: How many crimes have you committed?
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 6 days ago
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 10:15
Mangino column: DOJ seeks to curtail rights during health emergency
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 6 days ago
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 09:45
Here’s why Dennis Tabella should stay in his lane to not sound like a turkey
Fish Wrap Writer
2 weeks 5 hours ago
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 19:49
John Michael Cummings: Rebellious hearts, in black and white
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 8 hours ago
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 17:03
The Class of 2020: No graduation, no idea what comes next
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 8 hours ago
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 16:43
Coronavirus fallout: Big Brothers Big Sisters of R.I. lays off 2/3 of staff
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 8 hours ago
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 16:39
Our Turn: Karen Santilli and Jack McConnell: Virus proves housing is health care
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 9 hours ago
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 16:00
Letters: Surrendering freedom; stay at home!
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 9 hours ago
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 15:57
Making it Through This Crisis Together
Ocean Project
2 weeks 10 hours ago
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 14:34
Enjoy The Beauty Of Rhode Island: Take precautions and follow the rules to safely enjoy the out-of-doors
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 weeks 11 hours ago
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 14:30
The Dirt – March 27, 2020: Welcome 2020 Interns, Silver Linings, Eat Your Weeds
URI Master Gardener Program
2 weeks 13 hours ago
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 11:52
Broad Measures Announced to Prevent COVID-19 Transmission in Rhode Island
RI Commerce Corporation Press Releases
2 weeks 14 hours ago
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 11:30
Restaurants and Bars to Offer Delivery and Take-Out Only, Gatherings Limited to 25 People
RI Commerce Corporation Press Releases
2 weeks 14 hours ago
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 11:30
Governor Activates National Guard, Extends Rhode Island Tax Filing Deadline Ten additional cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island
RI Commerce Corporation Press Releases
2 weeks 14 hours ago
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 11:30
Governor, Dr. Alexander-Scott Announce New Guidelines for Large Retailers
RI Commerce Corporation Press Releases
2 weeks 14 hours ago
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 11:30
In Times of COVID-19, Clean Air Matters
Energy Consumers Bulletin
2 weeks 15 hours ago
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 10:00
Governor, Dr. Alexander-Scott Announce Domestic Travel Restrictions, New Primary Date
RI Commerce Corporation Press Releases
2 weeks 16 hours ago
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 09:15
Personal Garden Strolls - By Appointment
Ledges and Gardens
2 weeks 16 hours ago
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 08:35
How to get help with your house while you’re social distancing
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 16 hours ago
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 08:33
Spring Lake Trail – Cranston
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
2 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 19:00
Grills Sanctuary – Hopkinton
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
2 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 18:43
Herb Hadfield – Westport
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
2 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 17:43
My Turn: Richard McIntyre: Trump should act like wartime president
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 16:59
Letters: Calling out China for virus; if only we had Hillary Clinton as president
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 16:57
DEM Announces Delayed Opening Of Goddard Park Golf Course, Great Swamp Shooting Range
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 15:30
8 new coronavirus cases in R.I.; new guidelines coming for grocery stores and retailers
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 15:05
R.I. wastewater treatment plants’ scourge: ’Flushable’ wipes
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 2 days ago
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 22:42
R.I. wastewater treatment plants' scourge: 'Flushable' wipes
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 2 days ago
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 19:30
My Turn: Felicia Nimue Ackerman: Who should portray whom?
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 2 days ago
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 16:26
Letters: Partisanship during emergency; toilet paper; R.I.'s gambling addiction
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 2 days ago
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 16:25
Coronavirus cancels URI live commencement; college looking for alternatives
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 2 days ago
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 16:02
Brown University postpones commencement
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 2 days ago
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 13:35
Our Energy World in the COVID-19 Era
Energy Consumers Bulletin
2 weeks 2 days ago
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 12:54

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