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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.

6 Reasons Why We Waste So Much Food (and How We Can Stop)
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 weeks 6 days ago
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 17:10
Seeking high school youth for summer jobs
Southside Community Land Trust
3 weeks 6 days ago
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 15:32
Plike Newport Event Cleans Up City Streets
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
3 weeks 6 days ago
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 12:36
DEM Stocking Trout for Memorial Day Weekend
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 6 days ago
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 11:45
Mosquito Larvicide Available to Communities Next Week
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 6 days ago
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 09:15
Finance to Farming: A Plymouth Dad’s Story
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
4 weeks 14 hours ago
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 18:49
DEM Awards $40,000 in Grants to Help Improve, Maintain Boat Pump-Out Facilities Across Rhode Island
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
4 weeks 17 hours ago
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 15:30
March 2021 Amtrak Financial Report
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
4 weeks 19 hours ago
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 13:34
State Leaders Must Test Pesticides for Toxic Forever Chemicals Now
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
4 weeks 21 hours ago
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 11:37
National Safe Boating Week Kicks Off on May 22nd
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
4 weeks 22 hours ago
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 11:00
Governor McKee, RIDOH Announce Updated Reopening Timeline, End to Indoor Masking for Vaccinated Individuals in Accordance with CDC Guidelines
RI Governor Press Releases
4 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 10:15
Governor McKee Joins DEM, Quahoggers, Local Officials in Warwick to Kick Off 5th Annual Rhode Island #QuahogWeek
RI Governor Press Releases
4 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 10:15
Bike Month 2021
RI Bicycle Coalition
1 month 1 day ago
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 15:47
Governor McKee Joins DEM, Quahoggers, Local Officials in Warwick to Kick Off 5th Annual Rhode Island #QuahogWeek
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 16:30
Spotted Lanternfly: Invasive Insect Report
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 16:22
Helical Piles
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 16:20
Insomniac Bees
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 16:17
Book Review: Deer-Resistant Gardening
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 16:16
Proper Nutrition for Increased Activity Levels
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 16:10
Despite perceptions, black bear numbers in Rhode Island remain low
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 14:45

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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.