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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.

Gathering On A River
Fish Wrap Writer
1 week 4 days ago
Monday, April 8, 2024 - 00:28
Update on the East Main Road Safety Discussion
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 week 4 days ago
Sunday, April 7, 2024 - 20:06
Birds in Action
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 5 days ago
Sunday, April 7, 2024 - 12:48
Hawks Around the Nest
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 5 days ago
Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 17:32
Swimming and Flying Wood Ducks
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 5 days ago
Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 16:49
Rabbit and Redtail
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 6 days ago
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 14:22
Redtail on a Rainy Day
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 13:45
What is Vermont’s Flood Safety Act and Why Does It Matter?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
2 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 12:27
Everett LNG Contracts Face Skepticism in DPU Proceedings
Acadia Center News Items
2 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 10:23
Hawk Flights
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 weeks 2 days ago
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - 10:50
Flock of Wood Ducks
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 12:48
2024 Summit a Smashing Success!
RI Environmental Education Assn News
2 weeks 3 days ago
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 21:07
Coyote, Hawk on Nest, Goose fight
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 14:04
Ducks, Turkeys, Raccoon
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 14:02
Amid progress on electric vehicles, political setbacks frustrate advocates in Maine, Connecticut
Acadia Center News Items
2 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 10:13
WBUR/The Boston Globe: These energy suppliers say they can save you money. Regulators say it’s a scam.
Energy Consumers Bulletin
2 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 10:09
6 Kinds of Critters
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 weeks 5 days ago
Sunday, March 31, 2024 - 11:54
Smoked Bluefish, Fish Wrap Style
Fish Wrap Writer
2 weeks 5 days ago
Sunday, March 31, 2024 - 08:18
Clouds: Orange to Gray
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 weeks 6 days ago
Saturday, March 30, 2024 - 13:39
Coyote Dream Scape
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 weeks 6 days ago
Saturday, March 30, 2024 - 13:38

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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.