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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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Fatal crash closes portion of Rt. 138 in Raynham
WPRI Feed
5 days 23 hours ago
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 21:50
Education Summit brainstorms ideas to improve public education in Rhode Island
WPRI Feed
6 days 5 min ago
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 21:17
Aim of all-day brainstorming session: Make R.I. schools 'world class'
Providence Journal Education
6 days 31 min ago
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 20:51
RI Food Bank hosts annual Holiday Food Drive & Open House
WPRI Feed
6 days 44 min ago
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 20:37
Police planning to charge truck driver after hydraulic lift struck Dennis bridge
WPRI Feed
6 days 3 hours ago
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 17:42
Weather Now: Dry and Seasonably Cold for the Rest of the Weekend
WPRI Feed
6 days 4 hours ago
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 16:49
Fewer students enrolling in teacher-prep programs in R.I.
Providence Journal Education
6 days 4 hours ago
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 16:46
My Turn: Froma Harrop: Warren's problems go beyond health care
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 5 hours ago
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 15:26
My Turn: Betty J. Cotter: In search of the perfect December story
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 5 hours ago
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 15:25
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: When our guardians fail us
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 5 hours ago
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 15:24
Letter: Barbara Walsh Egan: Man, 91, with complaint about generator deserved better
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 6 hours ago
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 15:20
Letter: Sondra Pitts: Thank you for recognizing stellar service of police chief
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 6 hours ago
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 15:19
Letter: Leslie Lampe Long: Play about 9/11 left my husband and me deeply moved
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 6 hours ago
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 15:17
Letter: Raymond L Tetrault: Build solar panels instead of strengthening the military
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 6 hours ago
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 15:15
Letter: Joe Lorenz: Evildoers attempting a coup will eventually pay price
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 6 hours ago
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 15:13
Letter: E. Pierre Morenon: Problem with disposing waste makes nuclear a poor choice
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
6 days 6 hours ago
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 15:13
Multiple agencies investigating after Cranston Police Officer fires gun at suspect
WPRI Feed
6 days 6 hours ago
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 14:38
Toys for Tots donation event held at Cardi’s in Swansea
WPRI Feed
6 days 7 hours ago
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 14:06
Fire damages home in Westport
WPRI Feed
6 days 9 hours ago
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 12:08
Alan Rosenberg: Remembering reporter Jim Rhea
Providence Journal Commentary
6 days 12 hours ago
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 09:20
Nesi’s Notes: Dec. 7
WPRI Feed
6 days 17 hours ago
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 04:00
Amazon says delivery times back to normal after delays
WPRI Feed
6 days 23 hours ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 21:26
Providence man asks for public’s help catching porch pirate
WPRI Feed
1 week 43 min ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 20:38
Gardening: Think small if you want to plant your Christmas tree
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 1 hour ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 19:50
Trash Tutorial: Learn the truth about trash bags
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 1 hour ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 19:50
Style at Home: 5 favorite hostess tips for the holidays
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 1 hour ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 19:50
Style at Home: The season of gifting
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 1 hour ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 19:50
Ready for the new neutral room color? It's black.
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 1 hour ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 19:50
Bring spring indoors early — very early — by forcing bulbs
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 1 hour ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 19:50
Report: After easing slightly, nation's inventory of for-sale houses may tighten again in 2020
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 1 hour ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 19:50
RIDOT: Self-driving shuttles have seen ‘great ridership’ since service began
WPRI Feed
1 week 2 hours ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 19:16
Marijuana patients, dispensaries criticize new state regulations
WPRI Feed
1 week 2 hours ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 19:12
Natural Magic: The Earth Hospitality Enterprise – One Hour Special
Bioneers
1 week 2 hours ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 19:05
Target 12: Cafeteria Concerns
WPRI Feed
1 week 2 hours ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 19:01
Searching for answers: Inside a secret meeting of RI’s Cold Case Task Force
WPRI Feed
1 week 2 hours ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 18:45
Man on parole for 1995 murder facing new charges
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 hours ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 18:21
Kid’s dream still running strong, 100,000 pairs of shoes later
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 hours ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 18:18
Farmer Focus Group at NOFA Mass Winter Conference: Exploring Novel Approaches to Farm Labor
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
1 week 3 hours ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 17:44
BCC Sustainable Agriculture Program Seeking Businesses for Internships
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
1 week 4 hours ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 17:17
Brady, Patriots set to face Mahomes, Chiefs in AFC title rematch
WPRI Feed
1 week 4 hours ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 16:49
URI, PC set to renew rivalry Friday night in Kingston
WPRI Feed
1 week 4 hours ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 16:43
A Visit to The Farm at Raven Brook
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
1 week 4 hours ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 16:29
Recalled cat food doesn’t meet quality, safety standards
WPRI Feed
1 week 4 hours ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 16:24
Judge who led RI Superior Court for 18 years dies
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 hours ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 15:49
3 charged with shooting out windows with BB gun
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 hours ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 15:39
Our Turn: George Nee, Patrick J. Quinn and Nancy Iadeluca: Make businesses pay for health care
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 5 hours ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 15:32
Letter: Jim Baldwin: I wish Rhode Island politicians could start trading places
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 5 hours ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 15:30
Letter: Jim Manchester: Columnist who defends Trump acts as Putin's puppet
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 5 hours ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 15:26
Letter: Richard Moore: Yankees' fans happy to see PawSox go to Worcester
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 5 hours ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 15:24
Letter: Bob Sweeney: Reward for serving others will be a happy holiday
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 5 hours ago
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 15:23

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