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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.

How a Supreme Court Ruling Could Upend Environmental Laws and Much More
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, January 26, 2024 - 15:48
Winter Tune-Up Specials – 20 % off – Schedule Your Appointment
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, January 26, 2024 - 13:54
Massachusetts Needs to Ramp Up Action to Cut Carbon Pollution by 2050 
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, January 26, 2024 - 10:57
Advocates urge Governor Healey to oppose major gas expansion proposal
Acadia Center News Items
1 month 3 days ago
Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 14:47
Rhode Island’s Bottle Bill: 3 Reasons to Pass It into Law
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 3 days ago
Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 13:49
Ducks Spook Coopers Hawk
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 3 days ago
Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 12:47
Weather Whiplash: Climate Change is Creating More Extremes. Here’s How to Prepare.
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 4 days ago
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 09:36
Everything you need to know about the Massachusetts MOR-EV rebate program in 2024
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 month 5 days ago
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - 15:32
Litter report suggests plastic pieces have exceeded cigarette butts on Bay shores
Save the Bay Tides News & Notes
1 month 5 days ago
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - 12:54
Litter report suggests plastic pieces have exceeded cigarette butts on Bay shores
Save the Bay 2021
1 month 5 days ago
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - 12:54
2024 Lecture Series
Rose Journal
1 month 5 days ago
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - 10:42
In person registration – Scarsdale Public Library
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 5 days ago
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - 10:19
Coyotes Across the Landscape
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 6 days ago
Monday, January 22, 2024 - 12:47
Bottle Return Programs in New England: A Report Card 
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 6 days ago
Monday, January 22, 2024 - 10:54
Virtual Lunch & Learn: Solar Power Hour, February 15, 2024
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 6 days ago
Monday, January 22, 2024 - 10:41
Residents Dealt Legal Setback That Will Have A Lasting Impact on Public Health: ‘These Numbers are All People’
Acadia Center News Items
1 month 6 days ago
Monday, January 22, 2024 - 10:20
Opinion: Through EV policy, Connecticut can right its past air pollution wrongs
Acadia Center News Items
1 month 6 days ago
Monday, January 22, 2024 - 09:04
Amazing Crow Flights
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 1 week ago
Sunday, January 21, 2024 - 13:46
October Bike Tour: Mallorca, Spain!
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 month 1 week ago
Sunday, January 21, 2024 - 10:52
Legislative Coffee Hour ~ Feb 1st, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Environment Council of RI
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, January 20, 2024 - 14:25

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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.