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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: Nancy Green, R.N.: Procedures to save women are sometimes needed
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 5 days ago
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 18:04
Letter: Meaghan Leary: Why spend money on 800-year-old building?
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 5 days ago
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 18:04
Letter: Peter S. Allen: When are Providence schools going to shape up?
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 5 days ago
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 18:04
Providence mayor's proposed budget includes $1.5M more for city's schools
Providence Journal Government News
2 weeks 5 days ago
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 16:50
May is officially Bike Month!
RI Bicycle Coalition
2 weeks 5 days ago
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 15:20
Flowers in Phases
Blithewold Garden Blog
2 weeks 5 days ago
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 15:15
Warwick reaches agreement on school budget
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 5 days ago
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 13:13
Arthur I. Cyr: Russia-North Korea summit provides a reality check
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 5 days ago
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 12:53
Report: R.I. ranks 3rd in New England for teacher salaries
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 5 days ago
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 11:36
Red Cross Dividends
Blithewold Garden Blog
2 weeks 5 days ago
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 11:35
Can Newport target housing to the ‘young’?
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 5 days ago
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:43
(No heading)
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 5 days ago
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 09:34
My Turn: Ed Duffy: My friend John Havlicek
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 5 days ago
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 09:26
My Turn: Nancy DeNuccio: Politics stand in way of new Narragansett library
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 5 days ago
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 09:08
Letters: Eric Hall: Blatant conflicts of interest are permitted in R.I.
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 6 days ago
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 23:31
Letters: Roberta Goldsmith: Organized religion, morality are not necessarily linked
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 6 days ago
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 23:31
Letters: Jack O'Rourke: How much influence did the Russians really have?
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 6 days ago
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 23:31
My Turn: Clay Johnson: Speaker proves he's no firewall
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 6 days ago
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 23:21
My Turn: Michael Curran: Friars care about souls at PC
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 6 days ago
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 17:44
Letter: Jane S. Nelson: Boston merger would make me abandon Miriam
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 6 days ago
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 17:43
Letter: Mary Ellen Lukasiewicz: Too many children in Rhode Island are obese
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 6 days ago
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 17:43
Letter: Tyler Rowley: Oppose 13 Catholics for backing sinful abortion
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 6 days ago
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 17:43
Letter: Joan Tomaszewski: Housing project's approval sinks my hope in Hope
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 6 days ago
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 17:42
Cutting carbon out of your daily commute
Energy Consumers Bulletin
2 weeks 6 days ago
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 15:41
DEM, Partners Announce Recipients of Farm Energy Grants
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 weeks 6 days ago
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 15:00
OurTransportationFuture.org: New Broad-Based Advocacy Effort Boosts Regional Initiative to Reduce Vehicle Pollution
Acadia Center News
2 weeks 6 days ago
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 11:07
DEM Announces Freshwater Fishing Workshops
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 weeks 6 days ago
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 10:45
RI's new education commissioner wants to work with Providence, not take it over
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 6 days ago
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 09:34
Narragansett council majority cuts library budget in half
Providence Journal Government News
2 weeks 6 days ago
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 07:18
Brayton Point cooling towers’ demolition draws watch-parties, celebrations
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 3 hours ago
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 00:18
Narragansett council members support cutting library budget in half
Providence Journal Government News
3 weeks 5 hours ago
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 22:40
Aquidneck Island Trust gets 6.2 acres of conserved easement from owner
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 5 hours ago
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 22:27
Update
RI Osprey Monitoring
3 weeks 12 hours ago
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 15:12
Highland Park – Attleboro
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
3 weeks 14 hours ago
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 13:36
Four fishermen meeting by a river learn how much they have in common
Fish Wrap Writer
3 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 19:25
Photos: Providence celebrates Earth Day with park cleanup
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 18:18
Warwick teacher's suit cites inadequate special-education staffing
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:46
My Turn: Terry Jarrett: R.I. faces high costs, energy disruption
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:22
My Turn: Daniel F. Harrington: Our thinking is steeped in the Bible
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:22
Letters: Armand E. Sabitoni: Remembering workers who were killed or injured
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:21
Letters: Barry Bayon: Don't forget to enjoy the beauty of nature
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:21
Letters: Richard Glover: Democratic partisanship ruined a good editorial
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:21
Letters: Ed Arage: Trump thought Mueller had cooked his goose
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:21
Letters: Jack Anderson: Democrats simply want to grab more easy votes
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:21
Letters: Douglas C. Gamage: Never forget those who served America in Korea
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:21
Letters: Elena Natalizia: Democrats must focus on beating President Trump
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:21
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: Mueller probe driven by pious hypocrisy
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:21
Alan Rosenberg: What our sister papers bring to The Journal
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 15:00
My Turn: Froma Harrop: Media not always a liberal's friend
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 14:14
Celebrations around the Brayton Point cooling towers' demise
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 11:24

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