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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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April 2020 Amtrak Financial Report
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 14:04
RISD president: ’We are continuing to have conversations to avoid layoffs’
Providence Journal Education
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 12:14
New Rocky Point Fishing Pier Now Open
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 11:45
Now Hiring – 2 Spanish Language Positions
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 10:48
The surprising overlap between heat pumps and electric cars
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 10:02
What Would Massachusetts’s Environmental Justice Laws Accomplish?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 09:30
eeGuidance for Reopening Schools
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 01:00
Governor Raimondo Announces New Gender-Neutral Option for Rhode Island Driver's Licenses
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 3 days ago
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 18:00
Letters to the editor
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 3 days ago
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 17:20
Letters to the editor
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 3 days ago
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 17:20
How Has Racism Contributed to Environmental Justice Inequities?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 3 days ago
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 16:25
DEM, Partners to Hold Ribbon-Cutting for New Fishing Pier at Rocky Point State Park Tomorrow
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 4 days ago
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 13:15
Four Rhode Island State Campgrounds Now Open
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 4 days ago
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:45
Mid-season check-in
Fox Point Community Garden News
1 week 4 days ago
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:07
Cyr column: John Bolton’s revenge memoir
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 4 days ago
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 10:14
Governor Raimondo Directs Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Newport Mayor Paul Gaines
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 4 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 18:00
Providence may move 3,000 students out of their current schools under return-to-classroom plan
Providence Journal Education
1 week 4 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 17:16
May Nest Activity Data
RI Osprey Monitoring
1 week 4 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 16:27
RISD, facing $50-million deficit, to lay off full-time faculty
Providence Journal Education
1 week 4 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 16:19
My Turn: Sherrilynn Bevel: When is a plantation not a ‘Plantation’?
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 5 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 16:11
Bill Noble's Spirit of Place Paints a Grand yet Personal Portrait
Growing with Plants
1 week 5 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 16:08
R.I. ACLU takes Brown to court over elimination of 5 women’s varsity teams
Providence Journal Education
1 week 5 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 15:57
Letters to the editor
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 5 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 15:38
Letters to the editor
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 5 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 15:38
My Turn: Ken Dooley: Remembering the sacrifice of the Korean War
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 5 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 15:34
E-Bikes: Another Path to Clean Mobility
Acadia Center News
1 week 5 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 15:28
The Government is Failing Right Whales. Our Lawsuit is Fighting Back.
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 5 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 14:52
R.I. ACLU sues Brown over elimination of 5 women’s varsity teams
Providence Journal Education
1 week 5 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 14:44
Environmental Police to Conduct High-Visibility Boating Enforcement Patrols July 3-5
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 5 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 12:15
Flatbread Pizza Night-July 7
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 week 5 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 12:09
The primacy of the person and other lessons from Michael Crichton’s "Next"
Catholic Ecology
1 week 5 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 11:00
Critics say Rhode Island report overlooks potential of heat pumps
Acadia Center News
1 week 5 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 10:56
Weeds in the Garden: Dock
Fox Point Community Garden News
1 week 5 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 10:00
What Are Environmental Justice Protections?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 5 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 09:30
Sakonnet Lobster found a way to deal with COVID restrictions: Door-to-door delivery
Providence Journal Environment
1 week 5 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 06:25
Rising threat: New study finds thousands more properties at risk of flooding in 100-year storm
Providence Journal Environment
1 week 5 days ago
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 04:20
Fish are in but access might keep us from them
Fish Wrap Writer
1 week 5 days ago
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 19:19
My Turn: Rep. David N. Cicilline: Seizing the moment for racial justice
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 5 days ago
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 16:20
Letters to the Editor
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 5 days ago
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: John M. Boehnert: Brewing assault against private property owners
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 5 days ago
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 16:20
Available now! Scholarships up to $100
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 week 6 days ago
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 16:03
(No heading)
Providence Journal Environment
1 week 6 days ago
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 12:48
House of the Week: Spacious colonial in Cranston
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 6 days ago
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 11:58
Weeds in the Garden: Sheep Sorrel
Fox Point Community Garden News
1 week 6 days ago
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 10:00
North Kingstown Town Beach reopens for swimming
Providence Journal Environment
1 week 6 days ago
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 08:44
RIDOH Recommends Reopening North Kingstown Town Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
1 week 6 days ago
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 08:00
Owen Bell Park – Killingly
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
1 week 6 days ago
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 18:01
My Turn: Froma Harrop: In reopening casinos, the virus is the dealer
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 6 days ago
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Daniel F. Harrington: The song of the slave trader
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 6 days ago
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Kim Keck: Two pandemics, one imperative: Transform health care In Rhode Island
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 6 days ago
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 16:20

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