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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.

Gardening: The art of Japanese pruning
Providence Journal Garden News
3 years 4 months ago
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 20:50
Houseplants offer therapy amid pandemic stress
Providence Journal Garden News
3 years 4 months ago
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 20:50
Real Estate Q&A: Who should fix water line to a townhouse?
Providence Journal Garden News
3 years 4 months ago
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 20:50
Opinion/Letters: Name-calling; cars and technology; bad behavior
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 years 4 months ago
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 16:20
Opinion/Brigidi: Left or right, let’s live and let live
Providence Journal Commentary
3 years 4 months ago
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 16:20
Opinion/Medeiros: Rethinking fish stocks, climate change and federal law
Providence Journal Commentary
3 years 4 months ago
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 16:20
Sen. Jack Reed takes nothing for granted in election campaign against GOP’s Allen Waters
Providence Journal Environment
3 years 4 months ago
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 14:46
State launches pilot incentive program for energy storage paired with renewable energy systems
RI Office of Energy Resources News
3 years 4 months ago
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 13:30
The Dirt – October 9, 2020: ACI Garden Time, Spotted Lanternfly, MG Nominations
URI Master Gardener Program
3 years 4 months ago
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 10:49
9 items you need to fix a blocked sink
Providence Journal Garden News
3 years 4 months ago
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 08:50
Bozelko column: Florida Republicans may have lost the presidency for Trump
Providence Journal Commentary
3 years 4 months ago
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 08:40
‘A sad day for justice’: Westport reeling after charges dropped in ‘largest animal abuse case in New England history’
Providence Journal Environment
3 years 4 months ago
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 06:28
Opinion/Letters: Catholic school diversity; socialist Democrats; Ramirez cartoon
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 years 4 months ago
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 17:20
Opinion/Peters: Ending the pandemics of inequity
Providence Journal Commentary
3 years 4 months ago
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 17:20
Opinion/Washam: Confronting the perils of Christian nationalism
Providence Journal Commentary
3 years 4 months ago
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 17:20
When does COVID-19 close a school in Rhode Island? It depends
Providence Journal Education
3 years 4 months ago
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 16:44
MLK Center to Expand Popular Program to Provide Produce Year-Round to Those in Need
ecoRI Food and Farming News
3 years 4 months ago
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 16:08
Small Game Hunting Season Opens October 17
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 years 4 months ago
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 15:15
Climate Solutions Lab releases guide to climate action for the next U.S. President
Brown University Environmental Studies
3 years 4 months ago
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 12:37
Volunteers find Rhode Island's rarest turtle at new sites
Narwhal's Left Tooth
3 years 4 months ago
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 09:53

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Especially for Rhode Islanders

Selected news that's especially for Rhode Islanders. I haven't been indexing articles for a few years, but it would be useful to do so -- if only there were enough time!

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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.