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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.

Washington Secondary Bike Path – Cranston/Warwick/West Warwick/Coventry
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
2 years 4 months ago
Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 17:52
Our Turn: Elsa Pearson and Austin Frakt: Hospital mergers don't cut prices
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 4 months ago
Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 16:28
Letter: R. Francis DiPrete: Trump's devious conduct permeates the GOP
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 4 months ago
Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 16:27
Letter: Doreen Ciancaglini: Why faith leaders focus on abortion issue
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 4 months ago
Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 16:26
Letter: Maxine Walker: Trump seeks to rally haters with his tweets
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 4 months ago
Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 16:26
RIDOH Recommends Re-opening Yawgoog Scout Reservation and Conimicut Point Beach
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
2 years 4 months ago
Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 08:15
Yawgoog Scout Reservation and Conimicut Point Beach reopen
Providence Journal Environment
2 years 4 months ago
Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 08:05
Ram Tail Trail – Foster
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
2 years 4 months ago
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 19:33
Mark Patinkin: It's not just pizza, says Billy Manzo — it's an art
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 4 months ago
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 19:30
My Turn: Gina Raimondo: R.I. should not gamble with 1,100 jobs
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 4 months ago
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 16:35
My Turn: Froma Harrop: Democrats, drop identity politics
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 4 months ago
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 16:33
My Turn: Theodore L. Gatchel: Troops on the border
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 4 months ago
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 16:32
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: Anti-Trump invective is dangerous
Providence Journal Commentary
2 years 4 months ago
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 16:30
Letter: Maxine Walker: Trump seeks to rally haters with his tweets
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 4 months ago
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 16:24
Letter: William F. Horan: Skyrocketing electricity costs will hurt R.I.
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 4 months ago
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 16:23
Letter: Michael J. Kawan: No vindication of Trump in the Mueller report
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 4 months ago
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 16:23
Letter: Albert Casali Jr.: All-out attacks on Trump never let up
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 4 months ago
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 16:19
Letter: Jack Quinn: Smokey sent patriotic chills up my spine
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 4 months ago
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 16:19
Letter: Maria and Becky D'Arezzo: Olneyville was vibrant in 1950s and 1960s
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 4 months ago
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 16:16
Letter: Catherine Orloff: PUC chief should cut this utility's spending
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 years 4 months ago
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 16:16

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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.