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Rhode Island Environmental News

[Note: Feeds.WhiteLilac.Info has been rebuilt and expanded here.  August 2016]

News about Rhode Island's environment is gathered automatically from blogs and feeds, and almost every source originates in Rhode Island. This process catches 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 always 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....

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Latest News

The raw news feeds, which has irrelevant and sometimes duplicative stuff.

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Letter: Tony Corey: Trump's fight for wall is the action of a bully
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 23:00
R.I. bills seek to bar discrimination against low-income renters
Providence Journal Government News
2 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 18:53
Prescott Farm – Middletown/Portsmouth
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
2 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 17:54
Six dates to get you through winter
Fish Wrap Writer
2 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 17:52
Arthur I. Cyr: Outer space successes should inspire Earth
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 14:01
Celebrating companies that lead the way
RI Foundation Blog
2 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 13:30
Threat made to school in Florida has ripple effect in North Providence
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 11:47
What you need to know about the CMP transmission line proposed for Maine
Acadia Center News
2 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 10:51
Elizabeth Dwoskin On The Reckoning of Silicon Valley
Bioneers
2 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 10:17
My Turn: Liz Goldberg: Teacher absences hurt students
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 09:55
Home Energy Solutions: Driving an Electric Car in New England
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
2 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 09:30
Press Release: Clean Ocean Access Releases Comprehensive Intern Report
Clean Ocean Access News
2 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 08:47
Letter: Dennis Slonka: All races can understand and appreciate great art
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 2 days ago
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 23:00
Letter: John DeMeo: No wonder R.I. businesses need incentives to stay
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 2 days ago
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 23:00
Letter: Kenneth Speiser: Americans pull together in face of the shutdown
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 2 days ago
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 23:00
My Turn: Patrick T. Conley: Don't judge a man by one error
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 2 days ago
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 23:00
R.I. researchers project future flooding in Barrington, Bristol and Warren
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 2 days ago
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 16:53
Shirley and Kenneth Payne Fund
RI Foundation Blog
2 weeks 2 days ago
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 14:19
Raimondo Announces Emergency Loan Fund for Impacted Aquidneck Island Businesses
RI Commerce Corporation Press Releases
2 weeks 2 days ago
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 13:45
Raimondo Announces Emergency Loan Fund for Impacted Aquidneck Island Businesses
RI Governor Press Releases
2 weeks 2 days ago
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 11:15
CCRI union president: Demotion 'an obvious act of retaliation'
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 2 days ago
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 10:38
Environmental writer Elizabeth Kolbert named 2019 Pell Center Prize winner
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 2 days ago
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 10:27
Newly published: CPC Best Plant Conservation Practices
Rhody Trees Feed
2 weeks 2 days ago
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 10:13
Letter: Walter Thorne: Pilots, attendants walkout would end the shutdown
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 3 days ago
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 23:00
Letter: Rick DeBlois: Shame on R.I. members for not spurning pay
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 3 days ago
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 23:00
Letter: Roy Benoit: Politicians who say no are not real politicians
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 3 days ago
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 23:00
Letter: Lynda Tisdell: Trump turns government employees into slaves
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 3 days ago
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 23:00
My Turn: Lars Pedersen: Vineyard Wind, fishing can grow together
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 3 days ago
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 23:00
Pictures from the January Meeting and Ongoing Exhibit: Entwined
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
2 weeks 3 days ago
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 19:59
A Call to Action
RI Bicycle Coalition
2 weeks 3 days ago
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 17:22
Winter Gardening Ramps Up - Book Reviews Pour In
Growing with Plants
2 weeks 3 days ago
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 16:29
New York stuff
Digging Rhode Island
2 weeks 3 days ago
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 15:03
R.I. Lawmaker wants to require opioid warning signs at pharmacies
Providence Journal Government News
2 weeks 3 days ago
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 09:40
Letter: Randall Jackvony: Raimondo budget heaps new burdens on middle class
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 4 days ago
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 23:00
Letter: Jerry Frechette: Robots will be bad news for Rhode Island workers
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 4 days ago
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 23:00
Letter: James Sulanowski: Only answer is to fund and staff child services
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 4 days ago
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 23:00
Letter: Laurence W. Ehrhardt: Ugly rush to judgment against Kentucky teenagers
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 4 days ago
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 23:00
Letter: Barbara Rossi: Trump cannot relate to federal workers without pay
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 4 days ago
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 23:00
Letter: Mary Ellen Lukasiewicz: Governor fails to take care of vulnerable children
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 4 days ago
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 23:00
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: Who will be auditing our auditors?
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 4 days ago
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 23:00
My Turn: Froma Harrop: Wise to ignore Trump's antics
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 4 days ago
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 23:00
My Turn: James A. Kadamus: Where's the plan to improve R.I. schools?
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 4 days ago
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 23:00
My Turn: Daniel F. Harrington: America’s forgotten Wonder Woman
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 4 days ago
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 23:00
ALERT: RIDOT Proposal Slashes Bike Funding
RI Bicycle Coalition
2 weeks 4 days ago
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 17:57
Mumford Riverwalk – Northbridge
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
2 weeks 4 days ago
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 15:28
ALERT: RIDOT Proposal Slashes Bike Funding
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
2 weeks 4 days ago
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 12:57
Press release: STIP Major Amendment decimates the Transportation Alternatives Plan
RI Bicycle Coalition
2 weeks 4 days ago
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 07:19
My Turn: Jeanne Cola: Huge numbers in R.I. can't afford housing
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 5 days ago
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 23:01
Letter: Gerald F. McAvoy: Journal makes too much of First Amendment issue
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 5 days ago
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 23:01
Letters: Marion Xenides: Council defies the people, acts like dictatorship
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 5 days ago
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 23:00

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