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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.

Book Review: Business of Botanicals
Ecological Landscape Assn News
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 11:22
Governor McKee Statement on Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposal
RI Governor Press Releases
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 10:45
DEM Urges Residents to Refrain from Any Open-Air Burning Today
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 10:45
Wait for spring almost over
Narwhal's Left Tooth
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 09:32
Food Policy Bill Tracker, Week of March 14
RI Food Policy Council (September 2015 -
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 08:53
Food Policy Bill Tracker, Week of March 14
RI Food Policy Council Blog (Oct 2015 - )
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 08:53
Woonasquatucket River Greenway
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
3 weeks 6 days ago
Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 11:41
ELA News – March 2021
Ecological Landscape Assn News
3 weeks 6 days ago
Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 10:29
Gleanings from Headline News – March 2021
Ecological Landscape Assn News
3 weeks 6 days ago
Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 10:21
Gearing up for on the go
Catholic Ecology
4 weeks 13 hours ago
Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 15:27
2021 Annual Report
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
4 weeks 18 hours ago
Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 10:44
DEM to Host March 15th Virtual Public Comment Hearing on Draft License for Proposed Medrecycler-RI Inc Medical Waste Treatment Facility in West Warwick
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
4 weeks 1 day ago
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 14:15
Getting ready to celebrate World Ocean Day and Party for the Planet!
Ocean Project
4 weeks 1 day ago
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 12:29
Self-Care Tips for Young Ocean Advocates
Ocean Project
4 weeks 1 day ago
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 11:07
Four Things Massachusetts Must Include in Its Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
4 weeks 1 day ago
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 09:30
Winterized frogs about to thaw out and get to work
Narwhal's Left Tooth
4 weeks 1 day ago
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 08:57
January 2021 Amtrak Financial Report
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
1 month 9 hours ago
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 19:10
Follow us on Instagram!
Fox Point Community Garden News
1 month 15 hours ago
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 13:24
Meet our new board members!
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 18 hours ago
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 10:16
The Texas Electric Grid Failed. Here’s What New England Can Learn from It.
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 19 hours ago
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 09:52

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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.