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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.

House of the Week: Spacious Queen Anne revival in Providence
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 6 days ago
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 23:51
DEM Awards $37,500 in Grants to Improve, Maintain Boat Pump-Out Facilities and Keep Narragansett Bay Clean
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 1 week ago
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 15:00
Why You Should Spend More Time Thinking About Energy Efficiency
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 1 week ago
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 14:32
Bats are migratory contrarians
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 month 1 week ago
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 12:46
Sunflowers
The Rose Journal
1 month 1 week ago
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 12:26
Sunflowers
Rose Journal
1 month 1 week ago
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 12:26
R.I. students from low-income families are most likely to be learning remotely, a new study says — and they’re the ones who most need to be back in a real classroom
Providence Journal Education
1 month 1 week ago
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 07:39
Opinion/Jon Brien: Bringing core values this city desperately needs
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 16:20
Opinion/Lisa Baldelli-Hunt: City is a better place, and we’re not done yet
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 16:17
CLF Leverages Funds to Improve Public Health and Strengthen Local Businesses in New York
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 15:54
Bishop Hendricken closed Monday due to COVID cases, expects to reopen Tuesday
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 13:31
Purchase RIEEA Masks!
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 08:44
Cranston elementary school closes to in-person learning after positive COVID-19 test
Providence Journal Education
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 07:39
The Most Trusted Official Football Gambling Site
Rhode Island: It's All in Our Backyard
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 00:24
Opinion/Maria Rivera: Keeping our comeback momentum in Central Falls
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 16:49
Opinion/Joseph P. Moran III: Let’s make city clean and safe, invest in our children
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 16:43
Opinion/Letters: Challenging the Speaker’s record; other nations’ courts
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 1 week ago
Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 16:32
Barrington Beach – Barrington
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
1 month 1 week ago
Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 10:08
COVID vaccine: In R.I., first responders, health-care workers go first
Providence Journal Education
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 16:24
Opinion/Middendorf: China is replacing the U.S. as world’s No. 1 navy
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 16:20

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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.