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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: John Walsh: Living with life’s ups and downs
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 1 month ago
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 16:45
My Turn: Froma Harrop: Are supermarket aisles racist now?
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 1 month ago
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 16:43
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: America becomes more like China
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 1 month ago
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 16:42
Letter: John Cervone: Cowards lurk in shadows so they can deface statue
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 1 month ago
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 16:40
Letter: Louis A. Bruno: Letter writer should watch CNN, MSNBC for real story
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 1 month ago
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 16:40
Letter: Chuck Eckels: Brown should honor its historic achievement in hockey
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 1 month ago
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 16:40
Letter: Marc M Lacroix: Trump voters are wrong to stand firm by president
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 1 month ago
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 16:39
Letter: William Stanley: IGT no-bid deal is really plan to benefit politicians
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 1 month ago
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 16:39
Letter: Dante Bellini Jr.: Politician encourages vandalism with her disgraceful remarks
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 1 month ago
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 16:39
Alan Rosenberg: Our public forum on public education
Providence Journal Education
2 years 1 month ago
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:20
Alan Rosenberg: Our public forum on public education
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 1 month ago
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:20
At Brown, sex-assault survey gets mixed results
Providence Journal Education
2 years 1 month ago
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 21:12
Bike Newport Shop
RI Bicycle Coalition
2 years 1 month ago
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 21:02
The Bike Newport Shop is Open!
RI Bicycle Coalition
2 years 1 month ago
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 21:02
Bike Newport Swag!
RI Bicycle Coalition
2 years 1 month ago
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 21:02
Trash Tutorial: Small gestures can help solve the ocean plastics dilemma
Providence Journal Garden News
2 years 1 month ago
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 20:51
Design Recipes: Don't make these décor mistakes
Providence Journal Garden News
2 years 1 month ago
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 20:51
Style at Home: Going mad for plaid
Providence Journal Garden News
2 years 1 month ago
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 20:50
How Do You Get Around Newport?
RI Bicycle Coalition
2 years 1 month ago
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 20:32
My Turn: Jamie Raskin: Phone call merits impeachment effort
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 1 month ago
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 17:06

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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.