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Rhode Island Environmental News

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.

Latest News

The raw news feeds, which has irrelevant and sometimes duplicative stuff.

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Arthur I. Cyr: Growing conflicts between Japan and South Korea must be reduced
Providence Journal Commentary
5 days 22 hours ago
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 11:01
Greg Wellenius Appointed Core Fellow at IBES
Brown University Environmental Studies
5 days 23 hours ago
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 09:38
Patriots willing to give Antonio Brown a chance
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 9 hours ago
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 00:16
Notorious Barrington bridge already labeled ‘structurally deficient’
WPRI Feed
6 days 14 hours ago
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 18:27
My Turn: Llewellyn King: Mugabe's descent into racism, brutality
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 16 hours ago
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 17:10
Letter: Pia Vartabedian: Trump ignores outcry, threatens to undermine the Endangered Species Act
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 16 hours ago
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 17:06
Letter: Norma Jenckes: We should learn more about the dangers of sepsis to children
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 16 hours ago
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 17:06
Is Toxic Landfill Wastewater Coming to a Stream or Farm Near You?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
6 days 16 hours ago
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 17:01
Mosquito Spraying Planned for a Second Night in Areas of Critical EEE Risk
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
6 days 17 hours ago
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 15:30
Downtown Design Review Committee Meeting – September 9, 2019
Greater City Providence
6 days 18 hours ago
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 15:19
Electric Buses Help Us Win on Climate Change, Air Quality, and Environmental Justice
Energy Consumers Bulletin
6 days 19 hours ago
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 14:00
The Amazon is Burning: How, Why & What Can We Do?
Bioneers
6 days 19 hours ago
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 13:45
Rhode Island Osprey Monitors are Cordially Invited!
RI Osprey Monitoring
6 days 20 hours ago
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 12:26
Summer Blog Wrapup: The End-of-Summer Celebration
Partnership for Providence Parks News
6 days 21 hours ago
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 11:37
Networx: Seamless guttering pros, cons and materials
Providence Journal Garden News
6 days 22 hours ago
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 11:04
Unearthing Peru’s Colonial Past: Archaeologist digs up new perspectives on indigenous history
Brown University Environmental Studies
1 week 13 min ago
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 09:11
State's Aerial Spraying Operation to Control Mosquitoes Carrying EEE is On Time and On Schedule
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 24 min ago
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 09:00
State's Aerial Spraying Operation To Control Mosquitoes Carrying EEE Is On Time And On Schedule
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 10 hours ago
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 23:00
My Turn: Marc A. Thiessen: Whitehouse's threats will backfire
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 16 hours ago
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 16:55
Letter: Raymond Palmieri Sr.: R.I. government's insatiable hunger for additional revenue
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 16 hours ago
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 16:53
Letter: Kevin D. Prout: We'll find out what kind of country we have in November 2020
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 16 hours ago
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 16:53
Letter: Alan Krinsky: Economy still not rosy, despite rising wages, low unemployment
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 16 hours ago
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 16:53
Mass. AG calls for unity among New England states, Canadian provinces to protect right whales
Providence Journal Environment
1 week 23 hours ago
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 10:11
RIWPS Fall Plant Sale a Big Success!
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
1 week 1 day ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 21:56
Summer Blog 2019: Garden Club Fun at Vincent Brown
Partnership for Providence Parks News
1 week 1 day ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 21:41
A visit to Twin River and its fancy Boston rival: Who will win?
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 1 day ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 18:15
Letter: Sandra Bessacini: Lack of West Coast flights is big problem at airport
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 1 day ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 17:40
Letter: Claudia Merandi: The overdose crisis is really about fentanyl, not pain relief
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 1 day ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 17:40
Letter: David Di Saia: Pondering the mysteries of our modern life in America
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 1 day ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 17:39
Letter: Preston A. Atwood: At 97, I plan to keep attending a wonderful little old theater
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 1 day ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 17:39
Letter: Joan Slafsky: A striking contrast between Hope High of today and 1950s
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 1 day ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 17:39
Letter: Joe Galvin: R.I. should assess needs, put IGT contract out to bid
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 1 day ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 17:39
My Turn: Froma Harrop: Curb your enthusiasms; Biden's the one
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 1 day ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 17:19
Hull Cove – Jamestown
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
1 week 1 day ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 16:50
Head’s Beach – Jamestown
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
1 week 1 day ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 16:37
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: The ghosts of World War II
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 1 day ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 16:27
My Turn: Betty J. Cotter: Village train still sounds note of South
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 1 day ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 16:23
Linda Borg schools R.I. on education
Providence Journal Education
1 week 1 day ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 15:11
‘Wave-watchers’ flock to Newport to see Dorian-fueled swells
WPRI Feed
1 week 1 day ago
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 12:41
Mattiello: Lottery, IGT have 'incestuous' relationship
Providence Journal Government News
1 week 2 days ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 21:46
Sunrise climate activists gathering in R.I. for training sessions, demonstration
Providence Journal Environment
1 week 2 days ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 21:09
Gardening: Fall doesn't mean end of colorful flowers
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 2 days ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 20:50
Trash Tutorial: Composting can curb your trash output
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 2 days ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 20:50
Designers share secret tricks for using decorative pillows
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 2 days ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 20:50
Design Recipes: Add these 10 tasks to your fall prep checklist
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 2 days ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 20:50
Fane tower project gets another deadline extension
WPRI Feed
1 week 2 days ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 17:52
Summer Blog 2019: Two New Murals Brighten West End Rec Center
Partnership for Providence Parks News
1 week 2 days ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 16:33
My Turn: Bridget Prescott: Students solve R.I. environmental problems
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 2 days 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
1 week 2 days ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 16:21
Letter: Barry Bayon: Enjoyed penultimate season of PawSox before Worcester move
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 2 days ago
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 16:21

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