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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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2020 Preliminary Osprey Nest Assignments
RI Osprey Monitoring
2 weeks 6 days ago
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 12:12
At Brown, support for shift to online classes, but sadness over loss of ’personal connections’
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 6 days ago
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 11:51
Spring messengers
Blithewold Garden Blog
2 weeks 6 days ago
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 11:20
RIC to suspend classes, go online
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 6 days ago
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 09:47
Brown shifting to online classes, sending students home
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 6 days ago
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 09:45
What to expect as colleges and universities move classes online amid coronavirus fears: 4 questions answered
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 6 days ago
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 08:48
URI, CCRI, PC announce dates for switch to online classes
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 7 hours ago
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 22:05
Tool projects flood-damage risks to coastal homes
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 11 hours ago
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 18:23
The origin of Covid – 19 and its relationship to the climate crisis
Curriculum Resources
3 weeks 11 hours ago
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 18:06
The origin of Covid – 19 and its relationship to the climate crisis
Prosperity for Rhode Island
3 weeks 11 hours ago
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 18:06
Patrick J. Kennedy: My Turn: New Medicare policy will be disastrous for mental-health patients
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 12 hours ago
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 16:53
Sabina Matos: My Turn: Addressing Providence's onerous property tax policy
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 12 hours ago
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 16:50
URI to hold classes remotely through April 3
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 12 hours ago
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 16:49
Letters: Acknowledging prejudice; charging our electric cars; tinted windows
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 12 hours ago
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 16:44
Five Actions to Save Atlantic Cod
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 weeks 13 hours ago
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 16:25
Unhinged! RI Kicks Off the 5th Annual #QuahogWeek March 23rd
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 14 hours ago
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 15:15
Providence school superintendent outlines short-term plans
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 14 hours ago
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 15:10
URI to hold classes remotely through April 3; high school games to go on without fans
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 14 hours ago
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 14:42
Beverage Containers Among Top Ten Items Littering the Connecticut River
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 weeks 17 hours ago
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 11:57
Providence school superintendent announces timeline for education reforms
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 17 hours ago
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 11:37
Will New Hampshire Be A Dumping Ground for the Region? (Not If We Can Stop It)
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 weeks 19 hours ago
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 09:58
The Secret Lives of Words column: Charming worms and vermicelli
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 19 hours ago
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 09:50
Roger Williams University moves instruction online
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 19 hours ago
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 09:30
In R.I. schools, all hands on deck with virus preparations
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 20:21
Regarding COVID-19
RI Bicycle Coalition
3 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 20:15
Dr. Abdu Sharkawy: My Turn: Mass panic may be worse than virus itself
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 17:07
Letters: Coronavirus and Medicare for All; Trump in a pickle
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 16:57
Turning off the Toxic Chemical Faucet in Vermont
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 16:45
Regarding COVID-19
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
3 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 16:15
Lifeguard And Ranger Positions Available at State Beaches, Parks, And Campgrounds
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 15:30
2020 RIEEA Annual Summit Resources
RI Environmental Education Assn News
3 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 15:00
Rhode Island Naturalist to return in 2020
RI Natural History Survey
3 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 12:04
REVIEW: Amphibians of Rhode Island by Christoper J. Raithel
RI Natural History Survey
3 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 12:03
Brown considers shift to remote instruction due to coronavirus
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 09:00
REVIEW: Amphibians of Rhode Island by Christoper J. Raithel
Rhody Trees Feed
3 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 08:59
Rhode Island Naturalist to return in 2020
Rhody Trees Feed
3 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 08:59
Electric Car Tax Credits, Explained
Energy Consumers Bulletin
3 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 08:45
8th Annual Providence Earth Day Spring Cleaning 2020
Partnership for Providence Parks News
3 weeks 2 days ago
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 22:02
Raimondo Declares State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19, Announces New Supports for Employers, Employees, and Nursing Homes
RI Governor Press Releases
3 weeks 2 days ago
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 17:00
Captain Rob Taylor has issues and that’s good for us
Fish Wrap Writer
3 weeks 3 days ago
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 18:24
My Turn: Daniel J. Ferris: Grappling with virus at St. Raphael
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 3 days ago
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 16:36
Food and Fun March 15th!
15 Minute Field Trips
3 weeks 3 days ago
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 15:56
2019 Osprey Monitoring Report Now Available!
RI Osprey Monitoring
3 weeks 4 days ago
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 20:21
Gardening: Tips for pushing spring to bloom earlier
Providence Journal Garden News
3 weeks 4 days ago
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 19:51
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: What we don't know about the coronavirus is what scares us
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 4 days ago
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 15:15
Administration Update
Fox Point Community Garden News
3 weeks 4 days ago
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:51
Aquidneck Island Environmental Work space
Clean Ocean Access News
3 weeks 4 days ago
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 07:56
My Turn: Rob Edwards: Realizing our vision of a 21st-century library
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 5 days ago
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 16:36
Letters: Coronavirus scare; using your car's signals; replacing license plates
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 5 days ago
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 16:21
URI suspends international travel until May
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 5 days ago
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 14:43

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