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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.

Job Opening: Staff Attorney/Policy Analyst
Save the Bay 2021
3 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 - 12:55
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Making 10,000 Food Vouchers Available to Eligible Seniors
Farm Fresh RI
3 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 - 09:09
We are Open! Kinsley Ave Construction
Farm Fresh RI
3 weeks 3 days ago
Monday, March 25, 2024 - 16:24
Wood Ducks and a Chickadee
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 3 days ago
Monday, March 25, 2024 - 16:11
Hawks all over the Place
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 3 days ago
Monday, March 25, 2024 - 16:10
Save the Date: 401Gives, April 1st 2024
RI Environmental Education Assn News
3 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, March 25, 2024 - 14:33
Great Blue and Neighbors
Moshassuck Critters Videos
4 weeks 2 hours ago
Friday, March 22, 2024 - 12:37
Redtail on a Stub
Moshassuck Critters Videos
4 weeks 21 hours ago
Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 17:06
RGGI 63rd Auction: An Additional $388 Million Raised for Clean Energy
Acadia Center News Items
4 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 15:53
Hawk Flies Away
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 3 hours ago
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 10:44
Wood Ducks on the Pond
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 4 hours ago
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 10:37
Massachusetts Clean Heat Standard Reignites Debate over Biogas
Acadia Center News Items
1 month 5 hours ago
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 09:14
Coyote in the Golden Light
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 1 day ago
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 13:33
The Top 5 Reasons to Support Bike Newport for 401Gives
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 month 1 day ago
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 04:15
Wood Frogs and Salamanders
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 2 days ago
Monday, March 18, 2024 - 14:14
Very Cool Birds
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 2 days ago
Monday, March 18, 2024 - 14:10
Unaddressed Energy Burdens Are Threatening the Clean Energy Transition
Acadia Center News Items
1 month 2 days ago
Monday, March 18, 2024 - 10:55
The Truth About Carbon Footprints
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 2 days ago
Monday, March 18, 2024 - 08:25
We’re Hiring: Community Food Systems Research Intern
RI Food Policy Council Blog (Oct 2015 - )
1 month 3 days ago
Sunday, March 17, 2024 - 12:26
We’re Hiring: Community Food Systems Research Intern
RI Food Policy Council (September 2015 -
1 month 3 days ago
Sunday, March 17, 2024 - 12:26

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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.