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Rhode Island Environmental News

[Note: Feeds.WhiteLilac.Info has been rebuilt and expanded here.  August 2016]

News about Rhode Island's environment is gathered automatically from blogs and feeds, and almost every source originates in Rhode Island. This process catches 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 always 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....

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Latest News

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

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RIWPS June Sale – Great Plants, Great People, Great Weather
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
5 days 11 hours ago
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 16:11
RIDOH Recommends Closing Beaches in Portsmouth, Middletown, and Newport
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
5 days 11 hours ago
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 15:45
Man pleads guilty to shooting liquor store owner
WPRI Feed
5 days 11 hours ago
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 15:24
The Cold Case Cards: Who Killed Rosanne Robinson?
WPRI Feed
5 days 12 hours ago
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 15:15
Asst. chief suspended after not following order to change report about firefighter amputation injury
WPRI Feed
5 days 12 hours ago
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 15:13
Rhode Island Rejects Invenergy
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
5 days 12 hours ago
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 14:41
Burrillville power plant blocked by RI regulators
WPRI Feed
5 days 13 hours ago
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 14:00
On the Road with Rick Holmes: Stonewall, a riot to be proud of
Providence Journal Commentary
5 days 13 hours ago
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 13:36
NO ON BURRILLVILLE POWER PLANT: State agency rules it's not needed
Providence Journal Environment
5 days 14 hours ago
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:53
Pollinators
Blithewold Garden Blog
5 days 14 hours ago
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:43
Former R.I. College Crusade head named to lead Johnson & Wales campus
Providence Journal Education
5 days 15 hours ago
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:15
Northeast States Urge Congress and EPA to Step Up on Synthetic Chemicals That Threaten Drinking Water
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
5 days 16 hours ago
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:15
RISPCA: Man accused of throwing dog identified
WPRI Feed
5 days 16 hours ago
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:14
‘House of Horrors’ trial: Erika Murray acquitted on murder charge, found guilty of assault
WPRI Feed
5 days 16 hours ago
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:55
24 docs cite ‘grave concerns’ about RI chiropractor’s $1M from taxpayers
WPRI Feed
5 days 16 hours ago
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:39
Top Stories: 6/20
WPRI Feed
5 days 17 hours ago
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:00
Portsmouth police issue coyote warning following several pet deaths
WPRI Feed
5 days 17 hours ago
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 09:34
Networx: How to mow stripes in your lawn
Providence Journal Garden News
5 days 18 hours ago
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 09:10
WEATHER NOW: Unsettled Today, Friday
WPRI Feed
5 days 19 hours ago
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 07:23
Warwick students march on City Hall to protest budget cuts, yelling 'fund our sports'
Providence Journal Education
6 days 6 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 21:06
Firefighter injured in Providence fire
WPRI Feed
6 days 6 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 20:42
Frozen grilled peppers recalled due to Listeria risk
WPRI Feed
6 days 7 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 20:08
Complaints against RI’s medical transport vendor on the decline
WPRI Feed
6 days 7 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 20:04
Another claim involving IVF embryos aimed at Women & Infants
WPRI Feed
6 days 7 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 19:32
Cranston chiropractor uses case studies, Paula Abdul to promote brain treatment
WPRI Feed
6 days 7 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 19:19
RI officials detail Alzheimer’s awareness plan
WPRI Feed
6 days 8 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 18:43
Senate passes abortion-rights bill, sends back to House
WPRI Feed
6 days 8 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 18:34
Igloo comes out with biodegradable cooler
WPRI Feed
6 days 9 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 18:08
Our Turn: Dave Chenevert and Doug Gablinske: We must address R.I. energy crisis
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 9 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 17:46
Letter: Will Nakshian: Lobby group serves itself, not Rhode Island people
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 9 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 17:43
Letter: Jerome A. Haberek: Hero's tribute to chaplains was greatly appreciated
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 9 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 17:43
Letter: Jean Farmanian Ricci: Socialism will not cure ailments of Rhode Island
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 9 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 17:43
Health department tracking spike of overdoses in Woonsocket
WPRI Feed
6 days 9 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 17:34
Trinity Square takes it to the streets
Southside Community Land Trust
6 days 9 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 17:29
AAA survey reveals alarming statistics about drug-impaired driving
WPRI Feed
6 days 9 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 17:19
Prosecutor: David Ortiz was not intended target of shooting
WPRI Feed
6 days 10 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 17:11
Iconic Freetown rock formation collapses
WPRI Feed
6 days 10 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 16:58
RIDOH Recommends Closing Grinell's Beach, Opening Spring Lake
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
6 days 10 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 16:30
Raimondo Signs Historic Bill Protecting Reproductive Healthcare in Rhode Island
RI Governor Press Releases
6 days 10 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 16:30
Police: Woman charged with DUI crashes car, identifies herself as ‘Hello Kitty’
WPRI Feed
6 days 10 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 16:18
Decoding the Man Box with Kevin Powell and Tony Porter
Bioneers
6 days 11 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 16:00
CDC: Don’t kiss pet chickens
WPRI Feed
6 days 11 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 15:55
My Turn: Vanita Gupta: Equality Act would crack down on bigotry
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 11 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 15:49
Lincoln man charged after authorities investigate ‘sexually abused dog’
WPRI Feed
6 days 11 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 15:46
Amtrak To Own Tracks in Florida, and RIDOT Gets a Grant
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
6 days 11 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 15:19
Red Sox lose 4-3 to Twins after 17 innings
WPRI Feed
6 days 12 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 15:06
Target 12: Parent’s Pain
WPRI Feed
6 days 12 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 14:55
Our Turn: Kendra Anderson, Paul Roselli and Kate Schapira: Energy center would hurt our ecosystem
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 12 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 14:30
R.I.'s new Education Commissioner decries bureaucracy, fatalism in Providence schools | Audio
Providence Journal Education
6 days 12 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 14:21
Warwick students march on City Hall to protest budget cuts
Providence Journal Education
6 days 13 hours ago
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 14:12

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