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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.

The Dirt – October 21, 2021: Garden Party Recap, Blue Pin Awardees
URI Master Gardener Program
2 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 14:17
Governor McKee Announces New Visitation Measures to Protect Vulnerable Residents in Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities
RI Governor Press Releases
2 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 14:15
Job Opening: Seasonal Educator
Save the Bay Tides News & Notes
2 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 14:10
CELS student studies viruses in Narragansett Bay that keep bacteria in check
URI Outreach Center News
2 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 14:07
Tree Sparrow
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 13:48
Mixed Species Flotilla
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 13:31
CELS scientist: Boom in mouse population has implications for Lyme disease, basements, predators
URI Outreach Center News
2 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 12:58
CELS student takes birdwatching community by storm, discovers bird never before seen in Rhode Island
URI Outreach Center News
2 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 12:52
CELS grad student investigating distribution of one of Rhode Island’s rarest turtles
URI Outreach Center News
2 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 12:44
Water warrior, Wallace J. Nichols discussed “An Ocean State of Mind: In Crisis, Opportunity” on Dec. 7 as a part of URI’s Honors Colloquium
URI Outreach Center News
2 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 12:37
P3 Post - 2021 Year in Review!
Partnership for Providence Parks News
2 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 12:20
Action Alert: Stand up for Clean Trucks!
Energy Consumers Bulletin
2 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 09:49
Governor McKee, Rhode Island Department of Health, Rhode Island Department of Education Announce New COVID-19 Guidance for Schools
RI Governor Press Releases
2 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 09:30
Governor McKee Announces Updated and New COVID-19 Testing Sites
RI Governor Press Releases
2 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 09:30
Governor McKee Announces Launch of $50 Million Homeowner Assistance Fund
RI Governor Press Releases
2 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 09:30
Kicking off the New Year with a 30×30 Progress Update with Dr. Enric Sala and Craig Hoover
Ocean Project
2 weeks 1 day ago
Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 22:23
Nesting Season Begins
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 weeks 2 days ago
Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 13:33
Skittering Snowballs
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 weeks 2 days ago
Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 13:31
Mixed Flock of Sparrows
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 14:37
Scenes from a Snowstorm
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 10:28

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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.