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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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My Turn: Kim Keck: Two pandemics, one imperative: Transform health care In Rhode Island
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 1 hour ago
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: 2020 election will be a contest of the angry
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 1 hour ago
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 16:20
Letters: Fireworks fatigue; changing policing; offensive statues
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 1 hour ago
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 16:20
Sea bass, kingfish, big stripers and memories with your daughter
Fish Wrap Writer
2 weeks 7 hours ago
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 10:13
Weeds in the Garden: Lamb’s Quarter / Lamb’s Ear
Fox Point Community Garden News
2 weeks 7 hours ago
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 10:00
Massachusetts Expands MOR-EV Program
Energy Consumers Bulletin
2 weeks 8 hours ago
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 09:15
Observations For June Due
RI Osprey Monitoring
2 weeks 17 hours ago
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 00:09
Style at Home: The new tradition of grandmillennial style
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 20 hours ago
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 20:50
Gardening: How to design your garden
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 20 hours ago
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 20:50
Reduce water use and save money
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 20 hours ago
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 20:50
Tapping home equity has gotten harder
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 20 hours ago
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 20:50
Real Estate Q&A: Neighbor's landscaping on my property
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 20 hours ago
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 20:50
RIDOH Recommends Reopening Hazard's Beach and Gooseberry Beach and Closing North Kingstown Town Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
2 weeks 23 hours ago
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 17:30
Letters: On changing R.I.’s name
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 1 day ago
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 16:20
Our Turn: Georgia Hollister Isman and Emma Bouton: Failing minorities and the poor fails all of us
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 1 day ago
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 16:20
Letters: On changing R.I.’s name
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 1 day ago
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 16:20
Municipal Aggregation in Massachusetts is Being Slowed Down by State Government: Consumers & The Environment Are Paying The Price
Energy Consumers Bulletin
2 weeks 1 day ago
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 15:30
July 1, 2020 – Hotline Orientation
URI Master Gardener Program
2 weeks 1 day ago
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:48
How to Report Fledglings
RI Osprey Monitoring
2 weeks 1 day ago
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:22
Mangino column: Trials of the century revisited
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 1 day ago
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 10:30
Weeds in the Garden: Chickweed
Fox Point Community Garden News
2 weeks 1 day ago
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 10:00
The EVs of the Seas - Cargo Ships, Sailboats, Yachts, and ferries
Energy Consumers Bulletin
2 weeks 1 day ago
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 10:00
The Dirt – June 26, 2020: Let the Perennial Sale Begin, City of Providence’s Climate Justice Plan, MGs in Action, Roses, Face Mask Clarification
URI Master Gardener Program
2 weeks 1 day ago
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 09:32
Parking Restrictions to be Eased at State Beaches -- Online Purchase of Parking Passes Encouraged
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 17:45
Letters to the editor
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 2 days ago
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 17:20
Letters to the editor
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 2 days ago
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 17:20
My Turn: Sylvia Brown: The truth about the Brown family and slavery
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 2 days ago
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 17:20
My Turn: Rep. Arthur Handy: Our marine monuments must remain protected
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 2 days ago
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 17:20
The Declining Role of Natural Gas Power in New England
Acadia Center News
2 weeks 2 days ago
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 14:30
Popular pet turtles outcompete native species when released
Narwhal's Left Tooth
2 weeks 2 days ago
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 11:59
Councilman John Goncalves and Community Partners Announce “Produce in The Park”
Partnership for Providence Parks News
2 weeks 2 days ago
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 11:58
Holmes column: History in the remaking
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 2 days ago
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 11:39
RIDOH Recommends Reopening Easton's Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
2 weeks 2 days ago
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 11:15
Should you pay the cost to remove a tree?
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 2 days ago
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 08:52
Preparing for Resilience Barrington and Warren Mixed-Use Climate Response Demonstration Site, Fall 2019
URI Coastal Institute News
2 weeks 2 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 22:43
RI Backyard BioBlitz 2020 ORIENTATION in PDF
RI Natural History Survey
2 weeks 2 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 18:18
Letters to the editor
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 3 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 17:20
My Turn: Randall Rose: Unsung heroes: Mass transit and the current crisis
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 3 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 17:20
My Turn: Eytan Goldstein: Honoring heroes of the 'Forgotten War’
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 3 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 17:20
RIDOH Recommends Closing Gooseberry Beach and Hazard's Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
2 weeks 3 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 17:00
RI Backyard BioBlitz 2020 ORIENTATION in PDF
Rhody Trees Feed
2 weeks 3 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 16:14
Shave the Peak in the Era of COVID: Summer is Coming
Energy Consumers Bulletin
2 weeks 3 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 14:53
On the prowl
Narwhal's Left Tooth
2 weeks 3 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 11:40
Weeds in the Garden: Deadnettle & Henbit
Fox Point Community Garden News
2 weeks 3 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:00
Monitors to return to East Coast fishing boats on July 1
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 3 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 06:46
House of the Week: Bristol home with views of osprey, Narragansett Bay
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 3 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 00:42
Governor Raimondo Signs Legislation Banning Ghost Guns and Undetectable Firearms
RI Governor Press Releases
2 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 18:00
RIDOH Recommends Closing Easton's Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
2 weeks 4 days ago
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 17:15
Plan to overhaul the Providence school system released; some say it lacks specifics
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 4 days ago
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 16:30
My Turn: Felicia Nimue Ackerman: Are you up for a 168-hour workweek?
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 4 days ago
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 15:59

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