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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: Midsummer beauties are in full flower
Providence Journal Garden News
1 year 8 months ago
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 20:50
Trash Tutorial: Some trucks pick up both trash and recycling
Providence Journal Garden News
1 year 8 months ago
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 20:50
Massachusetts immerses mayors in school governance
Providence Journal Education
1 year 8 months ago
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 19:06
Should Providence School Board be elected? Not necessarily
Providence Journal Education
1 year 8 months ago
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 19:02
My Turn: Angélica Infante-Green: It's time for the students in Providence
Providence Journal Commentary
1 year 8 months ago
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 17:56
My Turn: James Tackach: Charge Red Sox with an error
Providence Journal Commentary
1 year 8 months ago
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 17:52
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: The lessons of the Versailles Treaty
Providence Journal Commentary
1 year 8 months ago
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 17:48
My Turn: Froma Harrop: Build a wall to keep them in
Providence Journal Commentary
1 year 8 months ago
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 17:43
Letter: Roz Rustigian: Give residents some time with their tax bills
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 year 8 months ago
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 17:35
Letter: John R. Dionne: Mueller's appearance was a disaster for Democrats
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 year 8 months ago
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 17:31
Letter: Regina DeAngelo: Trees are alert and social, not just delightful
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 year 8 months ago
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 17:25
Letter: The Rev. Richard A Bucci: America's Founders cited Divinity, Creator, Providence
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 year 8 months ago
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 17:22
Letter: Joe Galvin: Put Rhode Island's lottery business out to bid
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 year 8 months ago
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 17:18
Letter: Jane S. Nelson: Astute writers make for interesting Journal reading
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 year 8 months ago
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 16:45
Letter: Jim Rooney: I have little sympathy for distracted pedestrians
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 year 8 months ago
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 16:41
Letter: Barry Bayon: Crusty Rhode Islander have helped build America
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 year 8 months ago
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 16:41
My Turn: Meghan Kallman: RIPTA's 'solutions' need work
Providence Journal Commentary
1 year 8 months ago
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 16:31
Department of Health reopens 5 R.I. beaches in time for the weekend
Providence Journal Environment
1 year 8 months ago
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 16:30
RIDOH Recommends Re-opening Five Beaches
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
1 year 8 months ago
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 15:45
Sharing Boston’s Waterfront with Boston’s Neighborhoods
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 year 8 months ago
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 15:16

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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.