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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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Tips that will make the most of your aboveground pool
Providence Journal Garden News
3 weeks 2 days ago
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 08:50
Shippee Sawmill Pond – Foster
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
3 weeks 2 days ago
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 20:08
Quandoc Conservation Area – Killingly
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
3 weeks 2 days ago
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 19:54
My Turn: Timothy C. Duffy: Right to education should be enshrined in constitution
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 2 days ago
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 16:36
PC plans to start fall semester in person, then move to remote instruction
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 2 days ago
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 16:21
Our Turn: Brian R. Ott and Lori A. Daiello: Remembering the importance of Alzheimer’s research during a global pandemic
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 2 days ago
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 16:20
DEM Announces New Online Tool Offering Convenient Access to Critical Permitting Documents
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 3 days ago
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 13:30
DEM Grants Over $48,000 to Help Improve, Maintain Boat Pump-Out Facilities Across Rhode Island
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 3 days ago
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 10:45
R.I. wins $65M grant to rebuild Route 146
Providence Journal Government News
3 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 19:01
Pulitzer winners WuDunn and Kristoff, speaking at first Taricani lecture, say coronavirus made worse in America by inequality
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 18:52
My Turn: Rabbi Leslie Y. Gutterman: Tragedy can push us to better ourselves
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 17:43
My Turn: Mackubin Owens: The lie about America
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 16:21
Spend less on car maintenance with an EV
Energy Consumers Bulletin
3 weeks 3 days ago
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 15:48
RISD plans hybrid of in-person and online instruction
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 4 days ago
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 15:29
Petition launched to reinstate two ‘caring, committed’ principals in Providence
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 4 days ago
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 13:13
Cyr column: Eisenhower’s enduring legacy
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 4 days ago
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 11:29
Brown suspends standardized test requirement
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 4 days ago
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 11:24
RISD planning hybrid of in-person, online instruction this fall
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 4 days ago
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 10:29
Burning Medical Waste is a Toxic Business
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 weeks 4 days ago
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 09:44
Pawtucket parent pushes petition to save job of teacher charged with vandalizing Columbus statue
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 4 days ago
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 06:49
Smaller classes, some remote learning at RWU in fall
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 23:36
Police: California mom made up initial story of son paying classmates' lunch debt
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 21:40
Petition launched to reinstate two 'caring, committed' principals in Providence
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 17:49
Tree Trimming To Partially Close Segment Of East Bay Bike Path, Between Sowams And New Meadow Roads In Barrington, Next Week
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 17:00
Burning Trash to Create Energy is Not the Solution
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 16:39
Our Turn: Alison Z. Weber and Marquisele Mercedes: Why R.I. should ban tear gas
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 16:21
Our Turn: R.I. Chamber of Commerce Coalition: Advocating for R.I.'s businesses in a time of crisis
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 16:20
Letters: The problem with police contracts; income inequality; Brown's legacy
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 16:20
Giving Native River Herring a Second Chance
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 16:15
Most of R.I. delegation want to abolish Electoral College
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 4 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 15:51
DEM's Seasonal Bay Line Now Open
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 14:15
Why Aren’t These Plants in Every Garden? Three Great Plants to Know and Grow
Ecological Landscape Assn News
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 12:33
Celebrating Natives Garden Tour – Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary
Ecological Landscape Assn News
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 12:24
Celebrating Natives Garden Tour – Dennis, MA
Ecological Landscape Assn News
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 12:18
Celebrating Natives Garden Tour – Lincoln, MA
Ecological Landscape Assn News
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 12:11
Johnson & Wales plans in-person classes for fall
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 12:01
Celebrating Natives Garden Tour – Newton, MA
Ecological Landscape Assn News
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 11:52
Planting Native Shade Trees
Ecological Landscape Assn News
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 11:46
Book Review: Summer Wildflowers of New England
Ecological Landscape Assn News
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 11:43
Celebrating Natives Garden Tour – Needham, MA
Ecological Landscape Assn News
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 11:30
Gleanings from Headline News – June 2020
Ecological Landscape Assn News
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 10:20
ELA News – June 2020
Ecological Landscape Assn News
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 09:47
My Turn: Nina Tannenwald: Don't sacrifice history for hotel project
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 02:21
My Turn: Richard Sinapi: A call to action on the killing of George Floyd
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 5 days ago
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 02:21
Letters: Courts have always been political; no social distancing required for protesters
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 5 days ago
Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 17:57
Reading and succeeding
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 5 days ago
Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 16:41
Time to honor the teacher bird
Narwhal's Left Tooth
3 weeks 6 days ago
Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 11:49
Fish are in big while cinder worms and locals surround a big red “Keep Out” sign
Fish Wrap Writer
3 weeks 6 days ago
Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 10:52
House of the Week: Unobstructed views of the Bay, Goddard Park
Providence Journal Garden News
3 weeks 6 days ago
Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 09:46
Providence police investigate stabbing, man and woman hospitalized
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 6 days ago
Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 08:02

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