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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.

Fish Wrap Reviews “The Waters Between Us”
Fish Wrap Writer
1 month 19 hours ago
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 09:00
Inauguration of Dan McKee, 76th Governor of Rhode Island
RI Governor Press Releases
1 month 1 day ago
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 12:45
Governor Dan McKee's Inaugural Address
RI Governor Press Releases
1 month 1 day ago
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 12:45
Governor McKee Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for Teachers, School Staff, and Child Care Workers
RI Governor Press Releases
1 month 1 day ago
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 12:45
Governor Dan McKee Sworn in as 76th Governor of Rhode Island
RI Governor Press Releases
1 month 1 day ago
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 12:15
DEM Offering Virtual Training Sessions on Safe Cleaning and Disinfecting Practices
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 1 day ago
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 12:15
Support the RI Climate Literacy Act!
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 1 day ago
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 10:39
DEM Hosting Virtual Workshop this Month on Draft Regulations Limiting the Sale of Invasive Aquatic Plants
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 days ago
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 15:00
Biden Administration Could Bring Us A Step Closer Toward A Healthy Ocean
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 2 days ago
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 11:29
Consumer Advisory: DEM Alerts Pet Shops, Fish Tanks Owners That the Invasive Zebra Mussel May be Contained in Moss Ball Aquarium Products Sold in Rhode Island
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 days ago
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 09:45
A letter to Brazil
Catholic Ecology
1 month 3 days ago
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 21:53
Deadline for Disaster Coverage Approaching!
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
1 month 3 days ago
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 13:56
What Not to Do with Food Waste: A Cautionary Tale
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 3 days ago
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 11:50
2021 Legislative Coffee Hour
Environment Council of RI
1 month 4 days ago
Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 09:38
Advocacy Organization of the Year
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 month 6 days ago
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 16:30
World Ocean Day 2021
Ocean Project
1 month 6 days ago
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 14:55
New book chronicles dragonflies of Rhode Island
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 month 6 days ago
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 12:56
What You Need to Know About Zero Waste
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 6 days ago
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 11:55
AARP-Rhode Island Full Moon Rides 2021
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 14:20
Major Corporate Partner: Hogan Associates
Clean Ocean Access News
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 17:11

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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.