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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: Oliver S. Chappell: This Korean veteran wonders where the public outrage is
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 5 months ago
Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 17:10
Bike Newport Response To Environmental Assessment of Pell Bridge Ramp Design
RI Bicycle Coalition
2 years 5 months ago
Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 06:06
Bike Newport Response To Environmental Assessment of Pell Bridge Ramp Design
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
2 years 5 months ago
Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 01:06
Letter: Michael Hirtle: Two Obama-appointed judges, two very different sentences
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 5 months ago
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 16:37
Letter: Deb Bendett: Federal Judge McConnell didn't do the right thing for justice
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 5 months ago
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 16:37
Letter: Ernie Santoro: NHL fans don't want to see their heroes horribly injured
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 5 months ago
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 16:37
Letter: Brooke Bolster: If you're burdened with debt, Warren's plan may be answer
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 5 months ago
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 16:37
Letter: Robert C. Persson Jr.: Not enough billionaires to fund Warren's mad spending
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 5 months ago
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 16:37
Letter: Jim Fitzpatrick: When it comes to policy, 'wise politician' is an oxymoron
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 5 months ago
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 16:37
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: Media support 4 crooked chiefs
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 5 months ago
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 16:30
My Turn: Froma Harrop: British vote shouldn't worry Democrats
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 5 months ago
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 16:24
My Turn: James A. Kadamus: These inspiring R.I. schools are doing it right
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 5 months ago
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 16:23
Alan Rosenberg: The gift of fact-checking
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 5 months ago
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 09:20
Gardening: How my love of horticulture took root
Providence Journal Garden News
2 years 5 months ago
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 19:50
How to take photos of your home like a pro
Providence Journal Garden News
2 years 5 months ago
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 19:50
Ways to repurpose renovation waste
Providence Journal Garden News
2 years 5 months ago
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 19:50
Design Recipes: Best ways to style a bed
Providence Journal Garden News
2 years 5 months ago
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 19:50
Right At Home: Hand-drawn art is a hot decor trend
Providence Journal Garden News
2 years 5 months ago
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 19:50
The bottom line: Trash pushes Providence river dredging into January, over budget
Providence Journal Environment
2 years 5 months ago
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 19:40
Style at Home: Holiday ski lodge look ushers in the season
Providence Journal Garden News
2 years 5 months ago
Friday, December 20, 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.