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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.

Wild By Design
Ecological Landscape Assn News
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 17:42
Lawn to Meadow Season Three
Ecological Landscape Assn News
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 17:39
Avian Predators of the Seekonk
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 16:58
Gov. McKee, DEM Announce $850,000 EPA Grant to Help Replace Diesel-Burning Engines with Cleaner Ones
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 15:30
Tadpoles Developing Legs
Moshassuck Critters Videos
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 14:58
Governor McKee, DEM Announce $850,000 EPA Grant to Help Rhode Island Replace Dirty, Diesel-Burning Engines and Continue Moving Toward Cleaner Air
RI Governor Press Releases
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 13:30
Gleanings from Headline News – June 2022
Ecological Landscape Assn News
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 10:17
ELA News – June 2022
Ecological Landscape Assn News
2 weeks 6 days ago
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 09:04
April 2022 Amtrak Financial Report
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
3 weeks 22 min ago
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 17:35
March 2022 Amtrak Financial Report
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
3 weeks 35 min ago
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 17:22
February 2022 Amtrak Financial Report
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
3 weeks 1 hour ago
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 16:50
January 2022 Amtrak Financial Report
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
3 weeks 1 hour ago
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 16:33
Summer Social – August 25
RI Environmental Education Assn News
3 weeks 2 hours ago
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 15:06
Baby Robin and the Big Birds
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 2 hours ago
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 14:59
Help us plan for the future!
RI Environmental Education Assn News
3 weeks 4 hours ago
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 13:48
RIDOH Recommends Closing Holiday Acres Campground for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
3 weeks 4 hours ago
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 13:00
Daily Tadpole Dose
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 6 hours ago
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 11:50
Welcoming Elin Torell as the Next Director of the Coastal Institute
URI Coastal Institute News
3 weeks 6 hours ago
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 11:46
Jay Harasses Hawk
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 6 hours ago
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 11:25
Heron and Egret Foraging
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 6 hours ago
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 11:01

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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.