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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.

2022 Fish Wrap Winter Calendar
Fish Wrap Writer
2 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 07:00
Gull Floats In
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 17:02
Merlin Eats Meat
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 16:49
Governor McKee, RI Office of Energy Resources and RIHousing Announce Zero-Energy Housing Awards
RI Governor Press Releases
2 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 14:30
Polluters Latest Greenwashing Scam? Pretending Plastics Are Part of the “Circular Economy”
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
2 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 11:09
Save The Bay’s 2022 Legislative Priorities
Save the Bay Tides News & Notes
2 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 10:40
Save The Bay’s 2020 Legislative Priorities
Save the Bay Tides News & Notes
2 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 10:37
The Turkeys Pose
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 weeks 6 days ago
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 16:01
Seekonk Mergansers
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 weeks 6 days ago
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 16:00
Pfizer Booster Doses Now Available at 5 Months After Primary Series, Additional Primary Dose for Certain Immunocompromised Children
RI Governor Press Releases
2 weeks 6 days ago
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 12:30
Governor McKee Signs RI Rebounds
RI Governor Press Releases
3 weeks 18 min ago
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 17:00
Basic Bike Maintenance Class
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
3 weeks 2 hours ago
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 15:01
Drive Green: A Year in Review
Energy Consumers Bulletin
3 weeks 3 hours ago
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 13:30
Classes for Winter Garden Dreams
Blithewold Garden Blog
3 weeks 4 hours ago
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 13:10
Lunchtime for Gulls
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, January 3, 2022 - 15:42
Geese Calling
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, January 3, 2022 - 15:41
Virtual Lunch & Learn: Promoting Anti-racism Within Your Organization – 1/27
RI Environmental Education Assn News
3 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, January 3, 2022 - 12:52
Return of Environmental Bills Held for Further Study Planned for New General Assembly Session
ecoRI Government News
3 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, January 3, 2022 - 12:26
Seaweed Compost
Rose Journal
3 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, January 3, 2022 - 11:42
2021 Fish Wrap Review
Fish Wrap Writer
3 weeks 1 day ago
Sunday, January 2, 2022 - 20:53

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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.