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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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Mark Patinkin: Logistics and economics cloud McCoy Stadium's future
Providence Journal Government News
2 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 11:00
North Burial Ground – Providence
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
2 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 09:47
My Turn: Alicia Rolin: Teens are confused about relationships
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 3 days ago
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 23:00
Style at Home: Three essentials for holiday decorating
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 3 days ago
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 21:31
At Home: A modern home is designed to defend against wildfires
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 3 days ago
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 21:30
Gardening: You can eat from the garden every day of the year
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 3 days ago
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 21:30
Trash Tutorial: Bright ideas for reusing, recycling old candles and containers
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 3 days ago
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 21:30
Trash Tutorial: Bright ideas for reusing, recycling old candles and containers
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 3 days ago
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 21:30
Memory of childhood rape by priest motivates Warwick man to fight for other victims
Providence Journal Government News
2 weeks 3 days ago
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 17:10
Major Trump administration climate report says damages are 'intensifying across the country'
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 14:45
Matthew T. Mangino: Federal sentence reform only scratches the surface
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 13:35
On the Road with Rick Holmes: The power of America's stories
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 12:53
New testing system provides early warning of toxic algae blooms
Narwhal's Left Tooth
2 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 12:47
My Turn: Jim Raftus: Complex relationship of black and white
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 4 days ago
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 23:00
Rising sea levels threatening historic lighthouses
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 12:08
My Turn: Charles Pinning: Around and about at Thanksgiving
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 5 days ago
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 23:00
Environmental group files petitions urging stormwater regulation by state
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 5 days ago
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 20:38
Pie Wars - Pumpkin or Squash?
Growing with Plants
2 weeks 5 days ago
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 18:03
2019 Summit: Communities of Environmental Education
RI Environmental Education Assn News
2 weeks 5 days ago
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 17:30
Remembering Blackbeard the Pirate
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 6 days ago
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 10:49
My turn: James A. Kadamus: Aggressive education strategies needed
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 23:00
My turn: Saurabh Agarwal: A powerful opportunity to save lives
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 23:00
Invenergy loses key power-plant contract
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 22:41
Complaint against justice moves forward
Providence Journal Government News
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 20:02
Mark Patinkin: Opening-day pot buyers are plenty mellow in Mass.
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 18:16
Vineyard Wind loses backing of a fishing board, decision may have serious consequences for proposed offshore wind farm
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 17:18
Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Recognized For Expanding Access To Coastal Resources For People Who Are Deaf And Hard Of Hearing
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 44 min ago
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 16:00
Brown University graduate students vote to unionize
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 57 min ago
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 15:46
Controversial Burrillville power plant, Invenergy, fails to keep key contract
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 4 hours ago
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 12:12
Arthur I. Cyr: Considering JFK’s legacy
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 5 hours ago
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 11:33
The Dirt – November 16, 2018: House of Hope MG Team Workday, Happy Thanksgiving
URI Master Gardener Program
3 weeks 5 hours ago
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 11:08
“In Defense of Nature” provides context, seeks unity
Catholic Ecology
3 weeks 17 hours ago
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 23:26
Our Turn: Tom Kerr-Vanderslice and Adam Robitaille: Students should be taught 'action civics'
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 17 hours ago
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 23:00
My Turn: Richard Galvin: Planning consistency important for R.I.
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 17 hours ago
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 23:00
Poaching needs a judge who respects fish & fishermen
Fish Wrap Writer
3 weeks 21 hours ago
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 19:02
Brown's mindfulness center combines 'strong, strong research' and traditional practices
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 16:21
Stressed Brown students can take course to build healthier habits
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 16:07
Making an impact – one house at a time
RI Foundation Blog
3 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 13:31
State backs Millstone bid to compete as zero-emissions player in energy auctions
Acadia Center News
3 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 10:48
Bird feeders attract bird eaters
Narwhal's Left Tooth
3 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 10:33
DEM Joins State Health And Education Partners To Urge School Districts To Enforce Anti-Idling Regulations And Protect Students And Bus Drivers From Diesel Exhaust
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 10:30
Trash Talk: Ocean Health Starts on Land
Clean Ocean Access News
3 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 09:13
Tips from a brain scientist for staying mentally fit/TreeHugger
Renewable Now
3 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 07:51
GET THE FACTS: WHY ARE SEA LEVELS RISING?/The Climate Project
Renewable Now
3 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 07:36
Jay Ambrose: Jim Acosta's freedoms weren't infringed
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 1 day ago
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 23:00
It’s officially an unofficial win for the Narrow River
Fish Wrap Writer
3 weeks 1 day ago
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 20:20
Veterans Journal: Good news about the VA's website, bad news on the GI Bill
Providence Journal Government News
3 weeks 1 day ago
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 18:42
Merino Park – Providence
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
3 weeks 2 days ago
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 14:59
My Turn: John Walsh: Serving up prayers for Thanksgiving
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 2 days ago
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 23:00
Our Turn: Jared Goldstein and Carl Bogus: Interim AG appointment is threat to rule of law
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 2 days ago
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 23:00

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