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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.

The Dirt – November 6, 2020: Class of 2021 Applicants, East Farm Season Reflections
URI Master Gardener Program
3 weeks 19 hours ago
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 13:46
the fall of the speaker of the house
Curriculum Resources
3 weeks 19 hours ago
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 13:15
the fall of the speaker of the house
Prosperity for Rhode Island
3 weeks 19 hours ago
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 13:15
Trump Abandons Leadership on Climate: It’s Up to the States Now
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 weeks 20 hours ago
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 12:38
DEM, Wood-Pawcatuck Wild and Scenic Rivers Stewardship Council Partner to Improve Awareness of River Access Points
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 21 hours ago
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 11:15
Relive the Action! Youth-a-thon Videos are Live
Ocean Project
3 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 14:23
NOFA/Mass is Hiring: Development Director
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
3 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 09:47
Quick Tips to Win Playing Online Poker
Rhode Island: It's All in Our Backyard
3 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 00:42
Climate Inaction Is a Horror Show in the Making
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 weeks 6 days ago
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 17:43
Job Opening
15 Minute Field Trips
3 weeks 6 days ago
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 16:21
Seafood in the Southcoast
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
3 weeks 6 days ago
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 15:50
Local artist combines stories and recipes in Things We Share
Southside Community Land Trust
3 weeks 6 days ago
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 13:53
Creative Director
RI Environmental Education Assn News
3 weeks 6 days ago
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 12:01
Consumer Reports: Electric cars are cheaper... really!
Energy Consumers Bulletin
3 weeks 6 days ago
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 11:36
The Dirt – October 30, 2020: TRICK OR TREAT!, Webinar Resources, Deadlines Last Call
URI Master Gardener Program
4 weeks 12 hours ago
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 21:25
This week, kids rule the seas
Fish Wrap Writer
4 weeks 15 hours ago
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 18:30
Growing food helps SCLT’s new garden associate hold onto her roots
Southside Community Land Trust
4 weeks 20 hours ago
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 13:38
New Members of World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council Announced
Ocean Project
4 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 16:43
2019-2020 Report Card Released
Environment Council of RI
4 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 16:39
Exceptional Life of Environmental Pioneer Ed Wood
ecoRI People
4 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 15:49

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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.