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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.

Trash Tutorial: Safety first when it comes to broken glass
Providence Journal Garden News
1 year 7 months ago
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 20:50
Style at Home: Bring in spring!
Providence Journal Garden News
1 year 7 months ago
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 20:50
Top 5 trends in luxury home design
Providence Journal Garden News
1 year 7 months ago
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 20:50
Give Atlantic Cod a Break: Flawed Data
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 year 7 months ago
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 17:07
Attorney General's office says Wyatt Detention Facility violated Open Meetings Act
Providence Journal Government News
1 year 7 months ago
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 15:12
Sprung!
Blithewold Garden Blog
1 year 7 months ago
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 14:50
Matthew T. Mangino: In the criminal justice system things are worse than they seem
Providence Journal Commentary
1 year 7 months ago
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 14:34
Bud Break
Blithewold Garden Blog
1 year 7 months ago
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 13:55
Hummel Report: R.I.'s use of 911 fees draws fire
Providence Journal Government News
1 year 7 months ago
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 13:31
Time to Get Busy
Ocean Project
1 year 7 months ago
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11:39
The Hummel Report: R.I.'s diversion of 911 fees draws fire
Providence Journal Government News
1 year 7 months ago
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11:19
My Turn: R.I. should expand therapeutic care for children
Providence Journal Commentary
1 year 7 months ago
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 09:34
Matthew T. Mangnio: In the criminal justice system things are worse than they seem
Providence Journal Commentary
1 year 7 months ago
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 09:12
My Turn: Frank S. Lombardi: Senator pushes misleading narrative
Providence Journal Commentary
1 year 7 months ago
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 22:20
Letter: John Picozzi: Leaders are lying about the detentions at Wyatt
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 year 7 months ago
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 22:20
Letter: Charles A. Lombardi: Glad Mayor Elorza ditched his plan to sell water
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 year 7 months ago
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 22:20
FoodSCAPE RI Share Table & Food Donation for Schools
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 year 7 months ago
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 20:46
R.I. DCYF staff, policy shakeup expected Friday
Providence Journal Government News
1 year 7 months ago
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 20:40
Our Recycling System is Broken. It’s Time for Plastic Producers to Take Responsibility.
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 year 7 months ago
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 17:44
DEM OFFERS LECTURE ON CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 year 7 months ago
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 15:45

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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.