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Rhode Island Environmental News

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.

Latest News

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

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Solar and wind power are pushing down electricity prices in New England, but carbon fuels still dominate
Acadia Center News
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 14:39
Public Comments Show “Overwhelming Support” for Program to Cut Pollution and Modernize Transportation in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States
Acadia Center News
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 14:34
Power plant emissions down 47% under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Acadia Center News
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 14:20
We’re hiring in our garden management and youth programs
Southside Community Land Trust
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 12:46
Porder awarded Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair
Brown University Environmental Studies
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 11:11
Warwick principal: Asian-American students being scapegoated over virus
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 10:21
The Dirt – March 6, 2020: Pruning Tips, Winter Moth Report, Continuing Ed
URI Master Gardener Program
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 09:52
Concerned about coronavirus, Rep. seeks emergency OK for online school learning
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 09:50
Herbs on a theme: Not sure where to start a garden? Here are 3 collections to try
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 08:58
2020 Legislative Agenda
Environment Council of RI
1 month 2 days ago
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 17:18
Legislative Agenda 2020
Environment Council of RI
1 month 2 days ago
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 16:38
My Turn: Leslie Y. Gutterman: Helping others adds meaning to life
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 days ago
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 16:37
My Turn: Louis P. DiPalma: We need a reliable energy infrastructure system
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 days ago
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 16:23
Letters: Know your civics; socialism can work with capitalism
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 2 days ago
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 16:12
Raimondo Nominates Lara Montecalvo for Rhode Island Public Defender
RI Governor Press Releases
1 month 2 days ago
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 15:00
Maine’s Most Vulnerable Children Left at Risk from Lead Poisoning
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 3 days ago
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 12:14
East Boston Substation Fight Exposes Inequities in Public Siting Process
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 3 days ago
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 11:11
Waltham Fields Community Farm Job Announcement Field Crew 2020
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
1 month 3 days ago
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 11:01
Here are the best ways to sanitize your hands, home, workplace
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 3 days ago
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 07:22
Get your soil tested this spring!
Southside Community Land Trust
1 month 3 days ago
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 17:44
My Turn: Michael Morse: Still seeking a colorblind society
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 days ago
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 16:40
A Model to Eliminate Emissions from Cars by 2035
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 month 3 days ago
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 15:15
Saint Raphael Academy to remain closed for additional week in light of new developments
Providence Journal Education
1 month 4 days ago
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 13:52
Brown University ending investments in fossil-fuel companies
Providence Journal Education
1 month 4 days ago
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:54
R.I. universities suspending study abroad programs in Europe
Providence Journal Education
1 month 4 days ago
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:06
Letter from President Paxson: Brown’s actions on climate change
Brown University Environmental Studies
1 month 4 days ago
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 09:14
East Greenwich student negative for coronavirus after school closed
Providence Journal Education
1 month 4 days ago
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 08:03
New Guide Available to Engage Visitors on Conservation Policy Issues
Ocean Project
1 month 4 days ago
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 20:47
50th Anniversary of Earth Day
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 4 days ago
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 19:54
Letters: Dog park brings us together; moving beyond natural gas
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 4 days ago
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 16:03
URI bringing students studying in Italy home
Providence Journal Education
1 month 4 days ago
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 15:13
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM ASSISTANT POSITION OPENING
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 5 days ago
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 13:51
My Turn: Edward Achorn: Abraham Lincoln at the crossroads
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 5 days ago
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 11:45
Wind-power developer opens 2nd R.I. office
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 5 days ago
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 19:04
ECRI Monthly Meeting March 2, 2020, 5:30
Environment Council of RI
1 month 5 days ago
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 16:24
We’ve got your Sunday plans for the month of March!
Clean Ocean Access News
1 month 5 days ago
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 15:47
Act Now for EE!
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 5 days ago
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 15:26
Our Turn: Steve O’Donnell, four others: Taxpayers should fund before- and after-school programs
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 6 days ago
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 09:09
DEM Announces Pump-Out Grant Availability to Help Boaters Properly Dispose of Sewage and Keep Coastal Waters Clean
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 6 days ago
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 09:00
Our Turn: Teresa Paiva Weed and Scott Fraser: New rehab hospital is not needed
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 6 days ago
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 08:12
Saint Raphael parent upset that students returned to school rather than self-quarantine after trip to Italy
Providence Journal Education
1 month 6 days ago
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 07:58
Navy to overhaul its education system as US advantages erode
Providence Journal Education
1 month 6 days ago
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 06:05
Gardening: Get those seedlings started for late-spring planting
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 6 days ago
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 05:10
State lawmakers considering ban on ’forever chemicals’
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 6 days ago
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 18:28
Lloyd Demarest State Park – Dartmouth
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
1 month 6 days ago
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 17:30
My Turn: Steven King:
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 6 days ago
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 15:55
Letters: A positive, upbeat story; a friend remembers Chris Young
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 6 days ago
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 15:53
Tour des Jonquilles – Get Daffy!
RI Bicycle Coalition
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 20:27
Tour des Jonquilles – Get Daffy on April 26th
RI Bicycle Coalition
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 20:27
My Turn: James A. Kadamus: How to fix Providence's failing schools
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 15:58

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