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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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Brown University delays start of in-person classes
Providence Journal Education
1 month 1 week ago
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 09:54
Cyr column: The Democrats and party conventions
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 09:16
Shoemaker column: Soon enough it will be my last hike
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 09:05
DEM Investigating Fatality Off Rocks In Newport
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 18:45
Letters: Change R.I.’s name; lessons from kindergarten; great Rhode Islanders
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Mike Fink: Musings over coffee in August
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 16:20
The Secret Lives of Words column: Watching the Perseids and getting stoned
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 13:22
Insect Aficionado Brings Urban Nature to Curious Kids
ecoRI People
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 12:41
URI scientist bets sea urchins will be next big seafood trend
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 11:40
My Turn: Leonela Felix: Too many families choosing between health and home
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 19:50
My Turn: Kenneth R. Dooley: Japanese war crimes in WWII should never be forgotten
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 19:50
Letters: Victory Day, COVID, cartoon and Victor Davis Hanson
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 21:23
My Turn: Froma Harrop: Woke whites appropriate others' sensibilities
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 19:50
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: Our annual August debate over the bombs
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 19:50
My Turn: Betty J. Cotter: Weighing the risks has never been more difficult
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 19:50
My Turn: Carol Bragg: A long-overdue apology to veterans
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 19:50
R.I. educators rally for antiracism programs for students
Providence Journal Education
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 18:22
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Fox Point Community Garden News
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 16:17
RIDOH Recommends Reopening Peabody's Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 12:00
Alan Rosenberg: The history-minded writer behind our Victory Day story
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 10:20
Design Recipes: Find the perfect place for big art statements
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 20:50
Gardening: Tomatoes are the queen of the garden
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 20:50
Design Recipes: Ideas for the perfect outdoor home office
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 20:50
It been a phenomenal year for hydrangeas
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 20:50
Plan to deal with infected students/staff released
Providence Journal Education
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 18:08
Letters: Cars and protesters; tuition for online classes; defending Liberalism
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Merrill R. Thomas: Health centers are meeting the needs of our underserved neighbors
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Peter Mandel: A letter from the year 2080
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 16:20
RIDOH Recommends Reopening Third Beach and Easton's Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 16:15
DEM Reminds Beachgoers to Wear Masks When at the Pavilions to Buy Food or Use the Restrooms and Keep a Safe Distance From Others While at the Beach
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 15:00
Suddenly, to get to my house on Cape Cod from R.I., I had to get tested. Here’s what that was like.
Providence Journal Education
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 10:35
Gardening for longevity
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 09:37
Mangino column: Lifting barriers to success starts with reinstating driving privileges
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 09:31
Bozelko column: Honest obituaries reveal the pandemic’s depraved heart
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 09:17
Inconsistent EPA regulations increase lead poisoning risk to kids, study finds
Brown University Environmental Studies
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 08:00
The Insect Orchestra Family Day
15 Minute Field Trips
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 07:34
Clearly, navigating a kayak in fog is easy
Fish Wrap Writer
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 21:39
R.I. playbook out Friday tells how to handle illness in schools
Providence Journal Education
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 17:43
Congratulations to the Racial Equity Rapid Response Fund recipients!
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 17:27
RIDOH Recommends Closing Three Aquidneck Island Beaches for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 17:15
Letters: Kat Kerwin and the cops; RIP Lou Schwechheimer; admiring Lindsay Iadeluca; Raimondo’s too-sunny view
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 16:20
The Dirt – August 6, 2020: MG Food Donations, Virtual Volunteer Fair
URI Master Gardener Program
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 16:09
DEM Asking Rhode Islanders to Report Deer Sightings
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 14:30
DEM to Host Virtual Outreach Program on Coyotes on Friday, August 21
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 14:15
Rhode Island Is Sending Valuable Food Waste to a Landfill
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 12:10
DEM Advises Public of Fatal Disease Affecting Rabbits and Asks Residents to Report Cases of Unusual Rabbit Mortality
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 12:00
Mobility Innovation Working Group Aims to Improve Clean Transportation Options and Environmental Health Outcomes
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 09:00
How to fix a garage door keypad that isn't working
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 08:42
Global Action for Our Ocean!
Ocean Project
1 month 2 weeks ago
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 17:22
Our Turn: Brian Wysor, Andrew Rhyne and Koty Sharp: Widespread COVID testing is key to reopening R.I. schools
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 16:20

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