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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.

Q&A: How Data Helps Close The Park Equity Divide
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 13:26
Gleanings from Headline News – January 2022
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 13:17
Winning Community Support for Green Infrastructure
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 13:16
ELA News – January 2022
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 13:05
Healthy Plant Metabolism
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 13:05
Finding Mother Earth
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 12:56
Mycological Strategies for Surviving
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 12:53
Creating Wildflower Meadows from Scratch  Or by Simply Changing Mowing Regimes
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 12:49
RentReliefRI Program Hits $100 Million Mark in Rental and Utility Assistance to Rhode Island Renters
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 4 days ago
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 11:30
One Who Got Away
Fish Wrap Writer
1 week 4 days ago
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 18:16
Just Ducky
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 5 days ago
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 16:06
McKee Administration Secures FEMA Medical Team to Support Rhode Island Hospitals
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 5 days ago
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 11:30
McKee Administration Secures FEMA Medical Team to Support Rhode Island Hospitals
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 5 days ago
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 11:30
Update on RIEEA Summit & Annual Meeting
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 week 5 days ago
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:18
State Announces $3.46 Million in Capital Grants for Arts, Culture, Heritage and Public Historic Sites
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 5 days ago
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:15
Governor McKee, Whole of Government COVID Response Team Announce New Initiatives to Support Hospital Staffing Capacity Issues
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 5 days ago
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:15
Governor McKee Directs U.S. and Rhode Island Flags Lowered
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 5 days ago
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:15
Dr. Alexander-Scott to Step Down from Serving as RIDOH Director
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 5 days ago
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:15
Big Birds on the Seekonk River
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 6 days ago
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 15:21
University students in Ocean State savor sustainable bounty from sea during adventurous tasting dinner
URI Outreach Center News
1 week 6 days ago
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 13:04

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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.