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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: Froma Harrop: Curb your enthusiasms; Biden's the one
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 1 week ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 17:19
Hull Cove – Jamestown
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
2 years 1 week ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 16:50
Head’s Beach – Jamestown
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
2 years 1 week ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 16:37
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: The ghosts of World War II
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 1 week ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 16:27
My Turn: Betty J. Cotter: Village train still sounds note of South
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 1 week ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 16:23
Linda Borg schools R.I. on education
Providence Journal Education
2 years 1 week ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 15:11
Mattiello: Lottery, IGT have 'incestuous' relationship
Providence Journal Government News
2 years 1 week ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 21:46
Sunrise climate activists gathering in R.I. for training sessions, demonstration
Providence Journal Environment
2 years 1 week ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 21:09
Gardening: Fall doesn't mean end of colorful flowers
Providence Journal Garden News
2 years 1 week ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 20:50
Trash Tutorial: Composting can curb your trash output
Providence Journal Garden News
2 years 1 week ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 20:50
Designers share secret tricks for using decorative pillows
Providence Journal Garden News
2 years 1 week ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 20:50
Design Recipes: Add these 10 tasks to your fall prep checklist
Providence Journal Garden News
2 years 1 week ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 20:50
Summer Blog 2019: Two New Murals Brighten West End Rec Center
Partnership for Providence Parks News
2 years 1 week ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 16:33
My Turn: Bridget Prescott: Students solve R.I. environmental problems
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 1 week ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 16:26
Letter: Carol Fortin: Questions persist about sale of building intended for library
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 1 week ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 16:21
Letter: Barry Bayon: Enjoyed penultimate season of PawSox before Worcester move
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 1 week ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 16:21
State Officials Announce Plan To Conduct Aerial Spraying For Mosquitoes To Control Risk Of EEE
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 years 1 week ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 16:15
How to help victims of Hurricane Dorian
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 1 week ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 12:42
Maine’s Presumpscot River Runs Free
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
2 years 1 week ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 12:38
Matthew T. Mangino: White supremacists pose significant threat to America
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 1 week ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 11:08

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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.