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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.

Letter: The Rev. A. Ralph Barlow: The American melting pot has become a boiling pot
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 1 week ago
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 16:25
Letter: Joe Chisholm: Congratulations to a witty and perceptive sportswriter
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 1 week ago
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 16:25
Letter: Wayne F. Smith: Thanks to writer for taking on the Roman Catholic Diocese
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 1 week ago
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 16:25
RIPTA's newest buses use solar power to fuel their batteries
Providence Journal Environment
2 years 1 week ago
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 14:54
URI to offer new neuroscience program to undegraduates
Providence Journal Education
2 years 1 week ago
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 11:57
Organizing for Healthy Housing
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
2 years 1 week ago
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 10:30
Vermont Needs Strong Laws to Fight Climate Catastrophe
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
2 years 1 week ago
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 09:30
Mark L. Hopkins: Some thoughts regarding impeachment
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 1 week ago
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 08:20
My Turn: David N. Cicilline: Trump makes Iran more dangerous
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 1 week ago
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 16:10
Letter: Brian Mayer: A three-day celebration of the noble dream of MLK Jr.
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 1 week ago
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 16:07
Letter: Jennifer Solomon: Higher gas taxes will pay off in cleaner lungs
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 1 week ago
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 16:07
ADVOCACY ALERT: Mt. Pleasant meeting this week
RI Bicycle Coalition
2 years 1 week ago
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 15:26
Veterans Voice: R.I. colleges entice vets with affordable, hospitable experience
Providence Journal Education
2 years 2 weeks ago
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 12:29
Newport Biodiesel weathers headwinds
Providence Journal Environment
2 years 2 weeks ago
Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 17:59
My Turn: Froma Harrop: Anxiety grips our leaderless America
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 2 weeks ago
Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 15:54
My Turn: Betty J. Cotter: Nips by the roadside a littering epidemic
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 2 weeks ago
Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 15:46
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: Iran is facing bad options
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 2 weeks ago
Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 15:41
Letter: Homa Smith: Thanks to columnist for bringing smile to my face
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 2 weeks ago
Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 15:36
Letter: James A. Roehm: Impeachment is main event, not just a political sideshow
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 2 weeks ago
Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 15:35
Letter: Christopher S. Gontarz: Government's actions against Flynn are absolute disgrace
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 2 weeks ago
Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 15:32

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Featured News

Selected news that's generally interesting and relevant to this website. Again, I used to index these articles from 2015 until about 2018, but it takes more time than I can devote to it.

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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.