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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.

Local Farm Spotlight: Brandon Family Farm
Farm Fresh RI
1 week 4 days ago
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 13:48
Governor McKee, RIHousing Announce Award of Funds to Support Creation of Affordable Housing
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 4 days ago
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 12:30
Curran Lower Reservoir Dam Survey Works Starts this Month
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 4 days ago
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 11:45
The 10-Spot Ride Returns on August 27th!
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 week 4 days ago
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 11:31
Governor McKee Statement on Interim Director of Health
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 4 days ago
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 11:15
Epic LIVE TARGET Pumpkinseeds
Fish Wrap Writer
1 week 4 days ago
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 05:15
RIDOH Recommends Reopening Holiday Acres Campground Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
1 week 5 days ago
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 16:30
DEM Offering Additional Conditional Surf Lifeguard Certification Test at Scarborough Beach on June 23
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 5 days ago
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 13:15
Governor McKee, RIDE, and Providence Schools Honor Young Woods Elementary Pre-K Accomplishment
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 5 days ago
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 12:30
Morning of the Big Birds
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 5 days ago
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 11:09
RIDOH Recommends Reopening Conimicut Point Beach and Spring Lake Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
1 week 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 16:15
Governor McKee Signs Crucial Legislative Package to Strengthen Gun Safety Laws
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 15:00
Pot Luck on June 21st!
Fox Point Community Garden News
1 week 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 14:51
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Fox Point Community Garden News
1 week 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 14:34
Herons and a Fish Hawk
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 13:58
Life in the Burial Ground
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 week 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 13:56
FY 2023 Drinking Water Intended Use Plan
RI Clean Water Finance Agency News
1 week 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 09:57
FY 2023 Clean Water Intended Use Plan
RI Clean Water Finance Agency News
1 week 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 09:52
Governor McKee, RI Office of Energy Resources and Dept. of Environmental Management announce recipients of Agricultural Energy Grants
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 09:45
COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Younger than 5 Now Authorized and Recommended
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 09:45

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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.