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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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Midway – Exeter
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
1 week 23 hours ago
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 19:35
Watson Farm – Jamestown
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
1 week 1 day ago
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 18:50
The Dirt – September 11, 2020: Fall Services, Project Leader Virtual Meeting, Wilcox Park Help Wanted, Teaching Through Gardening in the Time of Covid Class
URI Master Gardener Program
1 week 1 day ago
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 16:57
Infosys, Along With Governor Raimondo, Announces Plans to Hire 500 More Tech Employees in Rhode Island
RI Commerce Corporation Press Releases
1 week 1 day ago
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 15:00
Infosys, Along With Governor Raimondo, Announces Plans to Hire 500 More Tech Employees in Rhode Island
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 1 day ago
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 14:15
Watching the West Coast Wildfires from New England
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 1 day ago
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 13:24
Infographic: Our Waste is Trashing Our Climate
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 1 day ago
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 12:54
Lessons from the Gulf: Protecting New England Communities from Toxic Spills
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 1 day ago
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 09:49
Liberty Abandons Plans for Costly, Polluting Pipeline
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 2 days ago
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 11:45
Montgomery column: Designing a garden
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 2 days ago
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 10:13
Jamestown home has room for entertaining
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 2 days ago
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 01:15
Basic Tips in Playing Bandar Poker Online
Rhode Island: It's All in Our Backyard
1 week 2 days ago
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 00:55
Time to stop idling and start paddling our Wild and Scenic Rivers
Fish Wrap Writer
1 week 2 days ago
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 19:20
State Beaches to Fly Purple Flags Warning Visitors of Presence of the Portuguese Man O' War
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 3 days ago
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 17:00
Opinion/Letters: Don’t criticize the teachers; cartoon missed the point; Mideast peace
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 3 days ago
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 16:09
Our Ocean Is Part of the Climate Solution
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 3 days ago
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 13:06
Bay warming causes seasonal shift in jellyfish-like creatures
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 week 3 days ago
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 10:06
To Bury or to Burn Our Trash? That’s the Wrong Question.
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 3 days ago
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 09:25
Virtual Lunch Date – 9/30
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 week 4 days ago
Monday, September 7, 2020 - 08:26
Design Principles for Online EE Programs – 9/10
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 week 5 days ago
Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 12:21
State Officials Urge Rhode Islanders Not To Ease Up On COVID-19 Precautions This Labor Day Weekend
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 6 days ago
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 20:45
Cumberland defies Raimondo, will use remote learning when schools open, and hybrid model Oct. 13
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 1 hour ago
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 17:17
R.I. state insect moved off endangered species list, but not everyone sees it as a victory
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 2 hours ago
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 16:30
Gardening: Flowers fit for a much-loved dog
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 5 hours ago
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 13:20
State campground employees test negative after coronavirus exposure
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 7 hours ago
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 11:24
Just a handful of COVID cases so far at R.I. colleges
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 8 hours ago
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 09:58
Kale and cabbage color the fall and winter garden
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 8 hours ago
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 09:54
In bitter, divided times, a man of God — and COVID survivor — feels hope
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 9 hours ago
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 09:40
For college freshman, 2020 has been one disappointment after another
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 9 hours ago
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 09:40
URI researchers are keeping tabs on mako sharks
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 20 hours ago
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 21:59
Style at Home: Must-read accessories
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 16:20
Here’s how school in R.I. will look and feel different this fall
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 16:13
The Dirt – September 4, 2020: Fall Perennial Sale, Indigenous Plants, Contactless Soil Testing
URI Master Gardener Program
2 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 14:02
August 26, 2020 – Equity and Inclusion in the Community Garden
URI Master Gardener Program
2 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:05
Brown professor wins prestigious Fulbright award
Brown University Environmental Studies
2 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 09:36
5 carpentry projects that will make your life a little better
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 08:06
RIWPS First Online Plant Sale – Much Thanks
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
2 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 22:01
From our friends at Bike Newport!
RI Bicycle Coalition
2 weeks 2 days ago
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 18:27
Opinion/Letters: Title IX; liking ’Wallace the Brave’; Bill Clinton
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 2 days ago
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 16:20
Three Organizations Together Support Biking For Everyone
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
2 weeks 2 days ago
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 16:08
10 Tips for Going Zero Waste
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
2 weeks 2 days ago
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 14:38
Researchers track groundwater discharges into salt ponds
Narwhal's Left Tooth
2 weeks 2 days ago
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 10:40
DEM Confirms That Campground Employee Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 weeks 2 days ago
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 09:45
RIEEA’s First Executive Director
RI Environmental Education Assn News
2 weeks 2 days ago
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 09:02
Easy Ways to Play Online Baccarat Games
Rhode Island: It's All in Our Backyard
2 weeks 2 days ago
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 00:25
Opinion/Letters: Describing President Trump; preserving Metacomet Golf Club
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 16:52
Brown University removes ‘plantations’ from its official title
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 15:09
Infographic: What Should You Be Composting in Your Backyard?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
2 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 13:58
August 19, 2020 – Kiosk Orientation Webinar
URI Master Gardener Program
2 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 11:44
August 5, 2020 – Soil Testing Webinar
URI Master Gardener Program
2 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 11:35

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