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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.

Kinney Azalea Gardens – South Kingstown
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 18:53
Curtis Corner – South Kingstown
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 18:38
Sunnyacres Preserve – Westerly
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 18:12
Depot Square Park – Hopkinton
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 18:02
Governor McKee Signs Legislation Helping Rhode Islanders Get Back to Work
RI Governor Press Releases
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 16:00
Have an environmental concern? Call Dave Prescott.
Narwhal's Left Tooth
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 15:26
Stronger Together: DEM Celebrates National Public Works Week and Highlights Partnerships, Decades of Clean Water Investments, and Award-Winning Wastewater Operations
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 14:15
Governor McKee, Administration Officials Announce Reopening Measures Effective May 21
RI Governor Press Releases
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 16:15
Governor McKee Directs Rhode Island Flags Lowered
RI Governor Press Releases
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 15:15
Bike Month Update
RI Bicycle Coalition
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 15:04
Lifeguard Certification Tests Today, Next Week
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:30
Governor McKee Signs Legislation Raising the Minimum Wage in Rhode Island
RI Governor Press Releases
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 11:45
Now might be a good time to trade in your ICE bucket for a new electric car
Energy Consumers Bulletin
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 11:27
The Dirt – May 14, 2021 Spring MG Meeting, Reopening Information, Ornamental Perennial Sale, Join the MG Council
URI Master Gardener Program
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 11:19
The Dirt – May 7, 2021 Spring Plant Sale, Perennial Sale, Hardening Off Plants
URI Master Gardener Program
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 11:17
The Dirt – April 30, 2021: Spring Plant Sale is LIVE! Plant a Row for the Hungry
URI Master Gardener Program
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 11:16
The Dirt – April 23, 2021: Council Meeting News, Spring MG Meeting
URI Master Gardener Program
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 11:14
The Dirt – April 16, 2021: Gardening w Masters Tickets on Sale!
URI Master Gardener Program
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 11:13
The Dirt – April 09, 2021: Gardening with the Masters, Greenhouse Notes, Approved Projects
URI Master Gardener Program
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 11:12
The Dirt – April 02, 2021: JEDI Testimonials, Greenhouse Notes, Approved Projects
URI Master Gardener Program
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 10:58

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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.