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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.

Video: Want to Turn the Tide on Plastics Pollution? Make Producers Pay to Pollute
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 13:38
Climate Impacts Are Here Now, So Why Aren’t Our Buildings Better Prepared?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 5 days ago
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 09:00
Stripers Forever Seeks Moratorium
Fish Wrap Writer
1 week 5 days ago
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 17:24
6 Ways to Make Vermont’s Climate Action Plan Better
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 5 days ago
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 16:40
Tomaquag Museum
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 week 5 days ago
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 10:06
Governor McKee, Fidelity Investments, Town of Smithfield Announce First-Ever Public Drive-through COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 6 days ago
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 13:30
DEM Urges Rhode Islanders Not to Remove Fawns and Other Baby Animals from the Wild
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 weeks 14 min ago
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 09:15
Governor McKee, RIDOH Announce New Outdoor Masking Guidance
RI Governor Press Releases
2 weeks 20 hours ago
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 13:15
2021 New England Rail Passengers’ Annual Membership Meeting
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
2 weeks 20 hours ago
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 13:09
Beach Season 2021 is Open!
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
2 weeks 20 hours ago
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 12:45
Meet the zoo chef
Narwhal's Left Tooth
2 weeks 23 hours ago
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 09:52
Cast & Blast in RI
Fish Wrap Writer
2 weeks 3 days ago
Sunday, May 30, 2021 - 09:21
Governor McKee Directs Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Memorial Day
RI Governor Press Releases
2 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 17:15
Governor McKee Signs Legislation Making Rhode Island Promise Program Permanent
RI Governor Press Releases
2 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 16:00
Diving Into Summer: DEM Offering a Variety of Summer Programs for Adults, Families and Youth
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 14:00
The Dirt – May 21, 2021: Reopening URIMGP, Welcome Francesca, Masters Tour Preview
URI Master Gardener Program
2 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 13:58
Exceptional Private Gardens Open for One Day
Blithewold Garden Blog
2 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 12:56
RIDOH, DEM Annual Lyme Disease Prevention Campaign Urges Residents to Avoid Tick Bites When Outdoors
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 11:30
Gardeners create native plant corridors to support biodiversity
Narwhal's Left Tooth
2 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 09:30
Fenway Trail – North Stonington/Griswold/Preston
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
2 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 20:02

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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.