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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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Letter: W. S. Hoffmann: We can solve the Kurds' dilemma with the Little Miss Muffet policy
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 17:21
Letter: Don Lacasse: Digital gadgetry produces generation of self-absorbed and addicted people
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 17:21
Letter: Joan Gray: Calming effect of a newspaper piece about restoring civility
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 17:21
Meet the primary candidates for the Providence Ward 10 special election
WPRI Feed
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 16:52
Dorian creeps up US coast; near-record storm surge feared
WPRI Feed
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 16:44
Disgraced Bristol politician faces embezzlement charge
WPRI Feed
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 16:35
RI launches mobile sports betting at Twin River
WPRI Feed
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 16:05
Families spend almost $700 on back-to-school shopping
WPRI Feed
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 15:35
Beach monitoring season over
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 15:15
Police search for Providence hit-and-run suspect
WPRI Feed
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 15:14
Summer Blog 2019: Providence College Volunteer Day at Rogers Rec Center/Father Lennon Park
Partnership for Providence Parks News
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 15:11
Wright's Dairy Farm in North Smithfield Named 2019 Outstanding Rhode Island Dairy Farm
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 14:45
WEATHER ALERT: Severe Thunderstorm Watch; Tracking Dorian
WPRI Feed
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 14:27
Satellites In the High Country: The Meaning and Power of the “Wild”
Bioneers
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 14:02
Police: Man broke into Taylor Swift’s home, took off shoes
WPRI Feed
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 12:58
Students, parents demand formal role in state takeover plan for Providence schools
Providence Journal Education
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 12:53
Man charged, accused of sexually assaulting teen on bike path
WPRI Feed
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 11:32
44K emergency call buttons recalled
WPRI Feed
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 10:38
My Turn: Nirva LaFortune: Real change in schools must include public
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 09:59
Stay, or Leave? Population scientist explores hurricanes’ impacts on migration
Brown University Environmental Studies
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 09:59
Day One denounces ‘MeToo’ at-home rape kits
WPRI Feed
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 09:36
Body found near North Smithfield High School
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 08:33
Top Stories: Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 07:31
Family ‘very lucky’ after escaping Coventry house fire
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 07:05
Ruby Tuesday restaurant in Attleboro abruptly closes
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 06:39
Needham Police: Westport man died in ‘industrial accident’
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 06:38
Closing arguments to begin in Carman civil trial
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 06:31
RI communities fear costs as over 10,000 students apply for charter schools
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 05:45
RI having trouble keeping up with charter school demand
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 05:45
Weather Now: Warm, Humid and Breezy Today, T’Storm This Evening
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 05:37
Two cars damaged, towed after Pawtucket shooting
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 04:10
Bahamians begin rescues as Dorian moves on toward US coast
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 03:38
Ginsburg: Work on court ‘saved me’ during cancer treatment
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 22:32
Pentagon approves military construction cash for border wall
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 22:05
East Greenwich restaurant debuts ‘doggie menu’ for man’s best friend
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 20:06
Prosecutors: Restaurant co-owner lied to police investigating deadly crash
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 19:51
Police seek information on Fall River hit-and-run incidents
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 19:39
Man charged with driving drunk as child slept in back seat
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 18:34
Central Falls man sentenced to prison for sex assault, child molestation
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 18:23
5 candidates running for New Bedford mayor
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 17:29
My Turn: Michael Morse: Men and their harmful addictions
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 5 days ago
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 17:26
Letter: Jack Anderson: Why do you think China is putting up fight against Trump?
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 5 days ago
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 17:25
Letter: Anthony D'Abrosca: Trump's travel is the real waste of taxpayer dollars, not Tlaib's
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 5 days ago
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 17:25
Letter: Norman Fortin: Authoritarians, milder socialists of the West are not the same
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 5 days ago
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 17:25
EEE, West Nile virus detected in RI’s latest round of mosquito testing
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 17:17
Green Beret remembered as a soldier, father, friend
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 17:12
Electric Vehicles 101 Webinar Recap
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 week 5 days ago
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 16:57
Traffic stop results in arrest of suspected drug dealer
WPRI Feed
1 week 5 days ago
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 16:38
Summer Blog 2019: Garden Club at Zuccolo Rec Center
Partnership for Providence Parks News
1 week 5 days ago
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 16:36
Mosquito Advisory: State Confirms Fourth Positive Finding Of Eastern Equine Encephalitis And First West Nile Virus Detection In Latest Round Of Mosquito Trapping
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 5 days ago
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 16:15

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