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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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Opinion/Letters: Journal’s Election Panel; Obama and the stock markets
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 16:06
In the Garden column: Kale and cabbage color the fall and winter garden
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 15:46
Post Your Observations & Final Observations
RI Osprey Monitoring
2 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 12:18
DEM Confirms August 30 Drowning at Beavertail State Park
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 12:00
Latham Brook Preserve – Smithfield
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
2 weeks 5 days ago
Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 13:21
Ten Spot Ride Delivered A Day of Small Gathering Fun
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
2 weeks 5 days ago
Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 23:23
OPINION/LETTERS: Bus hub controversy; third political parties; and more
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 6 days ago
Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 16:20
State Confirms EEE-Positive Deer; Rhode Island's First Positive EEE Finding in a Mammal in 2020
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 weeks 6 days ago
Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 15:00
Style at Home: Making a space for baby
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 6 days ago
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 20:50
Design Recipes: Bring back black and mauve
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 6 days ago
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 20:50
Little stream in Providence provides a model for making the Bay cleaner
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 3 hours ago
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 16:58
Weekly Mosquito Advisory
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 4 hours ago
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 15:15
Governor Raimondo Convenes Task Force to Support Cities, Towns as they Build Long-Term Economic Resiliency
RI Governor Press Releases
3 weeks 5 hours ago
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 14:15
Free Youth Waterfowl Training Workshop September 29
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 7 hours ago
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 12:15
RIDOH Recommends Reopening Warren Town Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
3 weeks 9 hours ago
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 10:30
Study finds Block Island salt pond an 'oasis' for fish
Narwhal's Left Tooth
3 weeks 12 hours ago
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 08:01
Let Greg Vespe take the helm in Narragansett Bay
Fish Wrap Writer
3 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 18:30
Opinion/Letters: Other Supreme Court candidates; shocking cartoon; mail-in ballots
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 17:20
The Dirt – August 27, 2020: Perennial Sale, Pins, September Meeting, Tons of New Classes
URI Master Gardener Program
3 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 14:17
Types of bets that exist in sbobet soccer betting
Rhode Island: It's All in Our Backyard
3 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 00:36
Opinion/Letters: Displacing RIPTA ridership; R.I.’s first women lawmakers; reopening schools
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 2 days ago
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 17:55
Learn More About Us!
15 Minute Field Trips
3 weeks 2 days ago
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 12:47
More hammerhead shark sightings reported off the coast of Massachusetts
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 2 days ago
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 07:02
Opinion/Letters: Church must do more; virus risk for teacher; clams not calamari
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 16:25
RIDOH Recommends Closing Warren Town Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
3 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 15:00
Why I Leased a Chevrolet Bolt instead of Keeping my Malibu
Energy Consumers Bulletin
3 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 14:55
Judge dismisses suit that would have forced R.I. to fight climate change
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 14:34
Rare orchid found in Bristol County 19 years after disappearing from Mass.
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 10:43
Join the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council for 2020-2021!  
Ocean Project
3 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 06:00
July Nest Activity Data
RI Osprey Monitoring
3 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 17:41
Opinion/Letters: Brown and virus concerns; Germany’s defense; gas take hikes
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 17:20
Metacomet developer asks for two-month continuance on golf-course rezoning request
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 15:21
Rhode Island Needs a Better Energy Efficiency Plan
Energy Consumers Bulletin
3 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 13:03
She can't wait to get back to guiding birders around world
Narwhal's Left Tooth
3 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 12:53
Sustainable accessories from cork trees
Narwhal's Left Tooth
3 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 12:43
The Dirt – August 20, 2020: Important Updates, Perennial Sale, Harvesting for Donation
URI Master Gardener Program
3 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 10:32
Another great white shark found off Block Island
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 09:05
Fishing from Nanaquaket Bridge in Tiverton to be outlawed?
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 06:37
Stripers are up, fluke are down, scup are strangely attractive
Fish Wrap Writer
3 weeks 5 days ago
Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 18:24
Opinion/Letters: Names and titles; hypothetical scenario; minimum wage; ’sad’ tweets
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 5 days ago
Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 13:27
First they fixed the dam problem with fish ladders. Now they want to build a river detour around a big ledge. The goal: 200,000 herring spawning in East Providence.
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 5 days ago
Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 00:01
OPINION/LETTERS: Loyalty in the military; Trump’s economy; reaching the governor; and more
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 6 days ago
Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 16:20
RIDOH Recommends Reopening Fogland and Gooseberry Beaches for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
4 weeks 3 hours ago
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 17:00
Digging for Rhody gold
Narwhal's Left Tooth
4 weeks 7 hours ago
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 12:11
RIDOH Recommends Reopening Barrington Town Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
4 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 17:00
OPINION/LETTERS: Fixing the U.S. Postal Service
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
4 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 16:19
Weekly Mosquito Advisory – Reported August 21, 2020: State Announces 1st Positive EEE Finding in RI This Year
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
4 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 14:00
Protecting Public Access
Clean Ocean Access News
4 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 13:34
RIDOH Recommends Reopening Peabody's Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
4 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 13:30
Investment in Science: The Hallmark of Coastal Research and Outreach (2019-2020)
URI Coastal Institute News
4 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 20:40

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