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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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Our Turn: Eric Hudson and Ryan Dwyer: Will pandemic speed the automation of industry?
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3 weeks 6 days ago
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 16:20
Letters: Don’t use military against protesters; no outcry over gun violence in Chicago?
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
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Friday, June 12, 2020 - 16:20
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Providence Journal Garden News
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Friday, June 12, 2020 - 14:20
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Providence Journal Garden News
3 weeks 6 days ago
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 14:20
Real Estate Q&A: Can wife force sale of home during divorce?
Providence Journal Garden News
3 weeks 6 days ago
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 14:20
Mangino column: Hope for reducing officer-involved shootings resulting in death
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 6 days ago
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 14:01
Protecting Public Health Means Protecting Our Climate
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 weeks 6 days ago
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 13:35
Defund police in schools? How the movement got momentum after George Floyd's death
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 6 days ago
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 13:05
Mangino column: Hope for reducing office-involved shootings resulting in death
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 6 days ago
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 12:25
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Blithewold Garden Blog
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Friday, June 12, 2020 - 11:49
R.I. tests show coronavirus exposure low overall, but higher for Latinos and blacks
Providence Journal Environment
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Friday, June 12, 2020 - 10:58
Deck repairs that will protect your investment
Providence Journal Garden News
3 weeks 6 days ago
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 10:35
Bozelko column: A new lens on looting
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 6 days ago
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 09:39
RIDOH Recommends Closing Goddard Park Beach and Easton's Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
3 weeks 6 days ago
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 08:15
The Dirt – June 12, 2020: Diversity & Inclusion Update, New Guidelines in Place, In Memoriam
URI Master Gardener Program
3 weeks 6 days ago
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 23:16
Sad News
RI Bicycle Coalition
4 weeks 2 hours ago
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 18:15
My Turn: John Marion: R.I. presidential primary holds lessons for November
Providence Journal Commentary
4 weeks 3 hours ago
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 16:36
’Beyond frustrated’: R.I. school superintendents see lots of problems with Aug. 31 reopening
Providence Journal Education
4 weeks 3 hours ago
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 16:32
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Providence Journal Education
4 weeks 3 hours ago
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 16:20
Letters: Veteran puzzled by loss of doughnut discount; governor puts self-interest ahead of public good
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
4 weeks 3 hours ago
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 16:20
URI closing W. Alton Jones campus; summer camps canceled
Providence Journal Environment
4 weeks 5 hours ago
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 15:11
'Beyond frustrated': R.I. school superintendents see lots of problems with Aug. 31 reopening
Providence Journal Education
4 weeks 5 hours ago
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 15:04
DEM Reminds Rhode Islanders Not to Remove Fawns and Other Baby Animals From the Wild
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
4 weeks 5 hours ago
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 14:30
March 2020 Amtrak Financial Report
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
4 weeks 7 hours ago
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 12:56
New Texas wind farm will help Brown offset campus electricity use
Brown University Environmental Studies
4 weeks 8 hours ago
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 11:37
Virtual ceremonies Monday to honor 9,000 R.I. high school seniors
Providence Journal Education
4 weeks 9 hours ago
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 10:34
How to stop a gurgling toilet
Providence Journal Garden News
4 weeks 11 hours ago
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 09:13
Why COVID-19 Is Hitting Some Communities Harder
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
4 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 16:54
My Turn: Keith Stokes: Black lives — and black history —matter
Providence Journal Commentary
4 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 16:20
Letters: Kudos to educators, students; art education's value
Providence Journal Commentary
4 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 16:20
Summer Programs at Blackstone Parks Conservancy
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4 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 15:22
Should You Ditch Your Reusable Bags? No.
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
4 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 14:53
Volunteers document demise of doomed sparrow
Narwhal's Left Tooth
4 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 14:46
DEM to Offer Additional Surf Lifeguard Certification Test on Friday, June 19
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
4 weeks 1 day ago
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 14:00
GoLocal Prov: Planning for a Smarter Post-Pandemic RI Food System
RI Food Policy Council Blog (Oct 2015 - )
4 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 21:02
GoLocal Prov: Planning for a Smarter Post-Pandemic RI Food System
RI Food Policy Council (September 2015 -
4 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 21:02
RIEEA Statement of Solidarity for Racial Justice
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 3 hours ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 17:18
Letters: Revolving doors; Trump and the Bible
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 hours ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 16:29
My Turn: Richard A. Arenberg: Moving toward politicized courts?
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 hours ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 16:27
Our Turn: Barbara Costello and Michael David: Using peer pressure to fight racism
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 hours ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 16:26
Connecticut’s Bottle Bill is Back After Services Were Reduced
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 5 hours ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 15:04
Brown University graduate union raises safety concerns as researchers and workers return to laboratories
Providence Journal Education
1 month 6 hours ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 14:00
'Mobile billboards' on RIPTA buses to honor graduating students
Providence Journal Education
1 month 7 hours ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 12:51
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Southside Community Land Trust
1 month 8 hours ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 11:40
Cyr column: How powerful and how threatening is Putin’s Russia?
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 8 hours ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 11:21
Tiverton teachers' union takes vote of no confidence in superintendent
Providence Journal Education
1 month 9 hours ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 11:18
New England business groups make case to suspend energy efficiency surcharges
Acadia Center News
1 month 9 hours ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:37
Free summer lessons available for students in R.I.
Providence Journal Education
1 month 13 hours ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 07:10
Our Turn: John Hanley, Marie Langlois and Gary Sasse: Federal aid needed to avoid fiscal crisis in R.I.
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 day ago
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 16:20
Letters: 'Revolving Door’; DEM staffing; let governor furlough
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 1 day ago
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 16:20

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