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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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Digging for Rhody gold
Narwhal's Left Tooth
4 weeks 1 day ago
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 12:11
RIDOH Recommends Reopening Barrington Town Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
4 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 17:00
OPINION/LETTERS: Fixing the U.S. Postal Service
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
4 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 16:19
Weekly Mosquito Advisory – Reported August 21, 2020: State Announces 1st Positive EEE Finding in RI This Year
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 43 min ago
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 14:00
Protecting Public Access
Clean Ocean Access News
1 month 1 hour ago
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 13:34
RIDOH Recommends Reopening Peabody's Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
1 month 1 hour ago
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 13:30
Investment in Science: The Hallmark of Coastal Research and Outreach (2019-2020)
URI Coastal Institute News
1 month 18 hours ago
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 20:40
Report: R.I. is rich in solar-power potential
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 20 hours ago
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 18:08
RIDOH Recommends Closing Fogland, Gooseberry, and Barrington Town Beaches for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
1 month 20 hours ago
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 17:45
OPINION/LETTERS: Clarify the wording; politicians and Social Security; taxing boat owners
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 21 hours ago
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 17:20
A Message from the Director, August 2020
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
1 month 22 hours ago
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 16:32
Pollinator Heaven
Blithewold Garden Blog
1 month 23 hours ago
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 15:37
The Steampunk Seed Traveling Side Show
15 Minute Field Trips
1 month 1 day ago
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 13:27
DEM Reminds State Management Area Users to Wear Daylight Fluorescent Orange For Safety Reasons Starting Sept. 12
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 1 day ago
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 11:45
Letters: The media and Trump; defending Bishop Tobin
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 1 day ago
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 17:09
RIDOH Recommends Closing Peabody's Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
1 month 1 day ago
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 17:00
Wildlife immune to itch from poison ivy
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 month 2 days ago
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 12:11
Carr River – West Greenwich
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
1 month 2 days ago
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 19:02
Lifespan, nonprofits bring free coronavirus testing to R.I. neighborhoods
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 2 days ago
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 17:37
Man shot Saturday night dies
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 3 days ago
Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 18:15
Plant Sale for Members
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
1 month 4 days ago
Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 12:00
Letters: Keep bus hub; outdoor classes and security; diagnosing Biden; bishop’s silence; defunding police
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 4 days ago
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 21:35
RIDOH Recommends Reopening Spouting Rock Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
1 month 4 days ago
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 15:00
Gleanings from Headline News – August 2020
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 5 days ago
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 05:33
Revitalizing A Tired Palette
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 5 days ago
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 20:02
Let it Rain
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 5 days ago
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 20:00
Lessons Learned on A Native Plant Journey
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 5 days ago
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 19:57
Design Communications: Engaging the Clients
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 5 days ago
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 19:55
Letters: Trump’s stumbles; Biden’s Catholicism; defunding police
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 5 days ago
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 16:20
Lifeguard and Ranger Jobs Available Now at State Beaches and Parks for the Remainder of the 2020 Recreation Season
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 6 days ago
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 13:30
Webinar: Thinking Outside – Aug. 27
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 6 days ago
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 09:47
Bozelko column: Drop the charges against Michael Flynn already
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 6 days ago
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 01:21
RIDOH Recommends Closing Spouting Rock Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
1 month 6 days ago
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 17:00
Dr. Fauci optimistic about Rhode Island’s ability to open schools
Providence Journal Education
1 month 6 days ago
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 16:54
Shell seeks dismissal of suit alleging climate-change threats to Providence fuel terminal
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 6 days ago
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 16:51
Letters: Payroll tax deferral; Victory Day; COVID relief
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 6 days ago
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Win Hames: Supporting racial justice at all levels of government
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 6 days ago
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 16:20
Our Turn: Charles Chieppo and Jamie Gass: High court’s ruling is a victory for school choice
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 6 days ago
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 16:20
Letters: Biden’s decline; Trump and the military
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 6 days ago
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 15:08
My Turn: Steven Williamson: Rethinking public safety
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 6 days ago
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 15:07
My Turn: Mary Ann Sorrentino: The deadly toll of COVID anxiety
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 6 days ago
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 15:06
Is New Hampshire School Drinking Water Safe?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 12:15
What it Takes to be a Black Farmer: Continuing a Legacy and Combating Systemic Racism
ecoRI People
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 10:50
Bryant University lays off some nonunion employees
Providence Journal Education
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 10:19
The Dirt – August 13, 2020: Save the American Chestnut, Greenhouse Feedback Request
URI Master Gardener Program
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 09:42
When do you need to get a building permit for remodeling?
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 08:46
My Turn: Joanne Giannini: Doesn’t anyone want to save Superman?
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 16:20
New catalyst efficiently turns carbon dioxide into useful fuels and chemicals
Brown University Environmental Studies
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 10:34
Praise for global food waste documentary by Dadourian '20
Brown University Environmental Studies
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 09:23
R.I. scrap-metal company to pay $875,000 for violating Clean Air Act
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 09:20

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