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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.

RIWPS Sponsors Another Pollinator Garden
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
1 month 18 hours ago
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 16:03
Why We All Need to Pay Attention to Voter Suppression Right Now
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 19 hours ago
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 15:21
2020 Master Gardener Program – Leadership Survey
URI Master Gardener Program
1 month 22 hours ago
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 12:20
THE SECRET OF CHEATING IN ROULLETE CASINO PLAY
Rhode Island: It's All in Our Backyard
1 month 1 day ago
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 02:42
August 2020 Amtrak Financial Report
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
1 month 1 day ago
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 20:26
Raimondo Nominates Mark Furcolo as Lottery Director, Jim Thorsen as Revenue Director
RI Governor Press Releases
1 month 1 day ago
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 17:00
Chief Hoxie speaks to RISAA and you should be there, especially you poachers
Fish Wrap Writer
1 month 2 days ago
Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 16:08
Bike Newport TAKES IT OUTSIDE
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 month 2 days ago
Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 12:20
Fungal disease plagues porcupines
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 month 3 days ago
Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 07:27
Farmer News – October 2020
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
1 month 4 days ago
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 14:22
DEM Announces Over $130K to Support Specialty Crop Production and Sales in Rhode Island
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 4 days ago
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 11:15
Search for rare salamander takes place in the dark
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 month 5 days ago
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 08:44
What Is Energy Efficiency?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 5 days ago
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 16:20
The Dirt – October 23, 2020: Indigenous Wisdom and the Teachings of Plants
URI Master Gardener Program
1 month 5 days ago
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 11:47
DEM Preserves 12 Acres of Forestland in Hopkinton
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 5 days ago
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 11:00
Poll: Majority of US Catholics support responding to climate change, eco issues
Catholic Ecology
1 month 6 days ago
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:16
2020 Briefing Book focus on longview community & economic recovery
Grow Smart RI
1 month 6 days ago
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 09:36
Supervising Biologist (Wildlife)
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 6 days ago
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 17:12
Consultant Project Form
URI Master Gardener Program
1 month 6 days ago
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 14:18
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources for URI Master Gardener Volunteers
URI Master Gardener Program
1 month 6 days ago
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 13:23

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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.