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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.

Enough Analysis. It’s Time for Action to Protect Right Whales from Vessel Strikes
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 weeks 1 day ago
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 16:29
State Forest Action Plan Will Guide Forest Management Priorities Over the Next Decade
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 1 day ago
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 15:15
Rewarded Patience
Blithewold Garden Blog
3 weeks 2 days ago
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 14:48
The Rise of the *Electric* SUV
Energy Consumers Bulletin
3 weeks 2 days ago
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 10:07
Here’s What a Clean, Equitable Future Should Look Like in New England
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 weeks 2 days ago
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 10:00
Infographic: What’s the Best Way to Deal with Food Waste?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 weeks 2 days ago
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 09:30
DEM Seeking Lifeguards, Park Rangers, Facilities Attendants and Others to Staff RI State Beaches, Parks, and Campgrounds
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 2 days ago
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 09:15
Rhode Island Naturalist Spring 2021 (print edition) “Get ’em while they’re hot!”
RI Natural History Survey
3 weeks 3 days ago
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 17:31
2021 Annual Report
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
3 weeks 4 days ago
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 20:41
Why Should We Compost? (Hint: It Will Help Solve Our Trash Crisis)
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 weeks 4 days ago
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 14:16
Tour des Jonquilles Ride – Get Daffy on April 11th
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
3 weeks 4 days ago
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 11:27
What Do We Mean by Environmental Justice?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 weeks 4 days ago
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 10:00
Rabbit on Patience Island Tests Positive for Tularemia, a Highly Contagious Bacterial Disease
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 16:45
Join the Club!
Clean Ocean Access News
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 16:31
401Gives is April 1
RI Environmental Education Assn News
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 16:25
Wetland Design & Implementation
Ecological Landscape Assn News
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 11:49
Private Racetrack Nestled in the White Mountains
Ecological Landscape Assn News
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 11:46
Merging Nature-Based Solutions and Recreational Areas
Ecological Landscape Assn News
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 11:41
Huertos Accessibles Para Todos
Ecological Landscape Assn News
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 11:33
The Human Body Landscape – An Eagle’s Point of View
Ecological Landscape Assn News
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 11:26

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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.