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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.

Utility Innovation: 2023 Highlights and 2024 Look-Ahead
Acadia Center News Items
2 weeks 6 days ago
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - 14:05
New Rules for Federal Electric Vehicle Tax Credit
Energy Consumers Bulletin
2 weeks 6 days ago
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - 13:30
10-Spot Ride: Early bird catches the deal!
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
2 weeks 6 days ago
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - 11:05
The Northeast Grid Planning Forum: Uniting North Americans for Our Net Zero Future
Acadia Center News Items
3 weeks 16 hours ago
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - 15:51
Old man of the Woods Bossa Novas
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 18 hours ago
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - 14:06
Job Opening: Front Desk Associate (Save The Bay’s Hamilton Family Aquarium)
Save the Bay 2021
3 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, February 5, 2024 - 10:04
Job Opening: Front Desk Associate (Save The Bay’s Hamilton Family Aquarium)
Save the Bay Tides News & Notes
3 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, February 5, 2024 - 10:04
Pair of Redtails
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 2 days ago
Sunday, February 4, 2024 - 16:52
Jewelry District – Providence
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
3 weeks 2 days ago
Sunday, February 4, 2024 - 14:00
Hawk Soaring over NMS
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, February 3, 2024 - 15:40
A Call to Action: Connecticut Climate Justice March and Acadia Center’s Support for 2024 Clean Energy Priorities
Acadia Center News Items
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, February 2, 2024 - 16:10
Winter Heron
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, February 2, 2024 - 14:35
Advocacy Alert – Speak Up Now Against Bus Cuts
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, February 2, 2024 - 09:50
Virtual Lunch & Learn: Solar Power Hour, Feb. 15, 2024
RI Environmental Education Assn News
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 13:59
Fuzzy Merlin
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 11:37
Will the Hawks Nest?
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 11:36
E-Bike Safety Education
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
3 weeks 6 days ago
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 17:28
2024 Summit Registration
RI Environmental Education Assn News
3 weeks 6 days ago
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 15:00
It’s Time for Vermont to Protect its Pollinators, Farmers, and Food System
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 weeks 6 days ago
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 09:26
2 Eagles
Moshassuck Critters Videos
4 weeks 17 hours ago
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 15:33

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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.