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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.

2 Kinds of Tadpoles in the Pond
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 14 hours ago
Saturday, May 25, 2024 - 16:18
Turkeys and Corvid
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 14 hours ago
Saturday, May 25, 2024 - 16:15
First Person: Enjoy Newport Without a Car!
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 month 20 hours ago
Saturday, May 25, 2024 - 10:27
Coyotes in the Morning Sun
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 1 day ago
Friday, May 24, 2024 - 13:01
Daily Minute Toads and Tadpoles
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 1 day ago
Friday, May 24, 2024 - 12:59
Coyote Family Relaxes
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 2 days ago
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 16:20
Daily Toad Minute
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 2 days ago
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 16:18
Fishy
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 2 days ago
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 16:12
Massachusetts DPU Approves Everett LNG Contracts
Acadia Center News Items
1 month 2 days ago
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 13:12
Volunteer Spotlight: Phil Fong
Farm Fresh RI
1 month 2 days ago
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 12:16
Farmer Spotlight: Daily Farm
Farm Fresh RI
1 month 2 days ago
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 12:07
Coyote Strolls in Moonlight
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 3 days ago
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 14:56
Todays Toad Minute
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 3 days ago
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 14:54
Chipping Sparrow and Turkey
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 3 days ago
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 14:54
Turkey and Technology
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 4 days ago
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - 15:58
Meet the New Board Members of 2024!
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 4 days ago
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - 11:53
Aquidneck Island Goes To Cambridge
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 month 4 days ago
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - 09:45
Chilling Turkey
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 5 days ago
Monday, May 20, 2024 - 13:18
Cowbirds, Flicker, Worms
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 5 days ago
Monday, May 20, 2024 - 13:16
RI Action Alert: Ask your Legislators to Support the Building Decarbonization Act!
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 month 5 days ago
Monday, May 20, 2024 - 10:30

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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.