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Rhode Island Environmental News

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.

Latest News

The raw news feeds, which has irrelevant and sometimes duplicative stuff.

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Holmes column: History in the remaking
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 4 days ago
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 11:39
RIDOH Recommends Reopening Easton's Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
2 weeks 4 days ago
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 11:15
Should you pay the cost to remove a tree?
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 4 days ago
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 08:52
Preparing for Resilience Barrington and Warren Mixed-Use Climate Response Demonstration Site, Fall 2019
URI Coastal Institute News
2 weeks 4 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 22:43
RI Backyard BioBlitz 2020 ORIENTATION in PDF
RI Natural History Survey
2 weeks 5 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 18:18
Letters to the editor
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 5 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 17:20
My Turn: Randall Rose: Unsung heroes: Mass transit and the current crisis
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 5 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 17:20
My Turn: Eytan Goldstein: Honoring heroes of the 'Forgotten War’
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 5 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 17:20
RIDOH Recommends Closing Gooseberry Beach and Hazard's Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
2 weeks 5 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 17:00
RI Backyard BioBlitz 2020 ORIENTATION in PDF
Rhody Trees Feed
2 weeks 5 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 16:14
Shave the Peak in the Era of COVID: Summer is Coming
Energy Consumers Bulletin
2 weeks 5 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 14:53
On the prowl
Narwhal's Left Tooth
2 weeks 5 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 11:40
Weeds in the Garden: Deadnettle & Henbit
Fox Point Community Garden News
2 weeks 5 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:00
Monitors to return to East Coast fishing boats on July 1
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 5 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 06:46
House of the Week: Bristol home with views of osprey, Narragansett Bay
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 5 days ago
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 00:42
Governor Raimondo Signs Legislation Banning Ghost Guns and Undetectable Firearms
RI Governor Press Releases
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 18:00
RIDOH Recommends Closing Easton's Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 17:15
Plan to overhaul the Providence school system released; some say it lacks specifics
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 16:30
My Turn: Felicia Nimue Ackerman: Are you up for a 168-hour workweek?
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 15:59
My Turn: Louis Sperling: Our troubles go deeper than the police
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 15:42
Utility ordered to pay $53M fine for blasts that killed 1
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 11:22
Everett power plant does not have a place in a clean energy future
Acadia Center News
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 10:44
Cyr column: The reassuring context of Korea tensions
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 10:00
Weeds in the Garden: Japanese Knotweed
Fox Point Community Garden News
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 10:00
Plan to overhaul the Providence school system released. Here’s what you need to know.
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 06:47
Governor Raimondo Unveils 'RIse Together' Vision for a More Equitable Rhode Island
RI Governor Press Releases
3 weeks 2 hours ago
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 18:00
My Turn: John R. Grasso: R.I.’s police bill of rights doesn’t need an overhaul
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 3 hours ago
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 17:18
My Turn: Patrick T. Conley: Why Rhode Island should support the Electoral College
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 4 hours ago
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 16:20
Sweet Pea-ce
Blithewold Garden Blog
3 weeks 4 hours ago
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 15:38
At a recent
Fox Point Community Garden News
3 weeks 10 hours ago
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 10:00
Antioxidant-rich diet reduces stress response during bird migration
Narwhal's Left Tooth
3 weeks 11 hours ago
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 08:33
A stormwater solution: Roger Williams Park project a model for other communities
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 1 day ago
Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 18:49
Letters: What is the real ‘lie about America’?
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 1 day ago
Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 16:56
My Turn: Kinverly Dicupe: Honor Black lives with a just budget
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 1 day ago
Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 16:39
Keeping track of the triplets wasn’t easy
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 1 day ago
Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 14:54
Wildcat Rock – Tiverton
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
3 weeks 1 day ago
Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 11:56
Weeds in the Garden: Purslane
Fox Point Community Garden News
3 weeks 1 day ago
Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 11:26
Here come the big bass and why is Water St.’s access closed?
Fish Wrap Writer
3 weeks 1 day ago
Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 10:59
Duplicate Entries in Observation Data file
RI Osprey Monitoring
3 weeks 2 days ago
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 19:30
What’s in a Name?
Greater City Providence
3 weeks 2 days ago
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 16:42
My Turn: Froma Harrop: Could coronavirus side-effect be a healthier planet?
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 2 days ago
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 16:20
Letters: Columbus; R.I. history lessons; what’s in a name
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 2 days ago
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Christopher J. Fay: The passing of a Rhode Island legend
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 2 days ago
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: The life cycle of a cultural revolution
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 2 days ago
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: John Walsh: A letter to my dad on Father’s Day
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 2 days ago
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 16:19
Weeds in the Garden: Mugwort
Fox Point Community Garden News
3 weeks 2 days ago
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 13:49
Alan Rosenberg: Capitalizing the B in Black
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 2 days ago
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 10:20
Style at Home: Red, white and blue roundup
Providence Journal Garden News
3 weeks 2 days ago
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 20:51
DIY projects to tackle this summer
Providence Journal Garden News
3 weeks 2 days ago
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 20:50
Gardening: Organically dealing with pests and diseases
Providence Journal Garden News
3 weeks 2 days ago
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 20:50

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