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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.

Donate to RIEEA for 401Gives!
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 week 4 days ago
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 12:11
Join the 401Gives 1-day fundraiser, April 1
RI Natural History Survey
1 week 5 days ago
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 17:28
Directory information
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 10:36
R. David Cruise Sworn-in as Rhode Island Superior Court Judge
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 5 days ago
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 09:15
Rivers Running Silver
Fish Wrap Writer
1 week 6 days ago
Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 14:46
Swan Point River Trail – Providence
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
2 weeks 13 hours ago
Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 15:43
Massachusetts Makes History on Climate and Environmental Justice
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
2 weeks 1 day ago
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 14:38
The eco-implications of the Annunciation
Catholic Ecology
2 weeks 2 days ago
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 11:11
Trout Fishing Season Opens on Wednesday, April 7; Golden Rainbow Trout and Sebago Salmon Among the Species Being Stocked by DEM in RI Lakes, Ponds, Rivers, and Streams
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 weeks 3 days ago
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 16:30
Governor McKee and DEM Announce $35K in Grants to Help Local Farms and Food Businesses Comply with Food and Produce Safety Rules
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 weeks 3 days ago
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 16:30
We Must #StopAsianHate
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
2 weeks 3 days ago
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 09:30
In solidarity with Asian Americans
RI Environmental Education Assn News
2 weeks 3 days ago
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 09:16
NRICD’s online sale of trees and shrubs is underway until April 24
Southside Community Land Trust
2 weeks 4 days ago
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 18:41
Tour Des Jonquilles – Clare
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
2 weeks 4 days ago
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 14:33
Rare bird the star of Nature Video Festival
Narwhal's Left Tooth
2 weeks 4 days ago
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 09:26
Spring Turkey Permits Available Beginning April 1
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 14:15
Panel discussion on Faith & Science
RI Environmental Education Assn News
2 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 13:48
Annual Grant Recipients
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
2 weeks 6 days ago
Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 16:24
RIWPS volunteer awards go to ……
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
2 weeks 6 days ago
Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 15:56
When talk means action
Catholic Ecology
3 weeks 14 hours ago
Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 15:03

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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.