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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.

My Turn: Gene McKee: Respect and courtesy for former enemies
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 8 months ago
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 02:20
My Turn: Brian Chidester: Change the course on school reopening plans
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 8 months ago
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 02:20
Letters: Plan for better schools; change of the heart
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 8 months ago
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 19:20
At Raimondo’s request, 2 pediatricians tell parents: It’s safe to send your kids back to school
Providence Journal Education
2 years 8 months ago
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 17:05
RIDOH Recommends Reopening Scarborough South Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
2 years 8 months ago
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 16:30
Rhode Island, Ocean Communities Continue Coordinated Effort to Fight Coronavirus by Minimizing Traffic and Preventing Crowding on State Beaches this Weekend
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 years 8 months ago
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 14:30
Letters: War was about slavery; rogue police state
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 8 months ago
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 13:52
Our Turn: Kiah Bryant and Madeline Chin: A vision for defunding the police in Providence
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 8 months ago
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 13:51
Our Turn: Irene Glasser and Eric Hirsch: Census count of the homeless is important
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 8 months ago
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 13:51
Governor Raimondo Directs Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of the 1,001 Rhode Island Victims of the COVID-19 Pandemic
RI Governor Press Releases
2 years 8 months ago
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 12:00
Guest Post: Protecting Water for Wildlife and the People Who Love It
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
2 years 8 months ago
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 11:25
Insect Apocalypse? Bothered By Bereft of Backyard Bugs
ecoRI Opinions 2
2 years 8 months ago
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 09:39
Backyard biodiversity greater than imagined
Narwhal's Left Tooth
2 years 8 months ago
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 07:09
Top 10 reasons to tackle your chimney repair now
Providence Journal Garden News
2 years 8 months ago
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 01:21
Letters: Make voting safe; Confederate monuments
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 8 months ago
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 17:20
My Turn: Frank Pallotta: Safety first is rule one for reopening schools
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 8 months ago
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 17:20
Our Turn: Marc Genest, S.C.M. Paine, Andrea Dew, and Bruce A. Elleman: President is trumped by his own tweets
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 8 months ago
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 17:06
Raimondo still favors in-person learning, but pledges Aug. 31 school reopening will be based on science
Providence Journal Education
2 years 8 months ago
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 15:48
RIDOH Recommends Reopening Barrington Town Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
2 years 8 months ago
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 15:00
Fewer animals killed on roadways because of lockdown
Narwhal's Left Tooth
2 years 8 months ago
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 12:33

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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....

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