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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.

R.I. has No Plan to Reduce Transportation Emissions
ecoRI Government News
3 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, January 1, 2022 - 09:19
A Flock of Seagulls
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, December 31, 2021 - 13:36
In Memory – Cheryl Cadwell
RI Wild Plant Society News
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 17:36
Best Green Energy Blogs & Webinars of 2021
Energy Consumers Bulletin
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 13:01
Cloudy Day Hawk
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 10:54
Turkey Stampede
Moshassuck Critters Videos
3 weeks 6 days ago
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 - 14:51
ECRI Monthly Meeting, January 3, 2022
Environment Council of RI
3 weeks 6 days ago
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 - 13:06
October 2021 Amtrak Financial Report
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
3 weeks 6 days ago
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 - 11:49
September 2021 Amtrak Financial Report
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
3 weeks 6 days ago
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 - 11:33
August 2021 Amtrak Financial Report
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
3 weeks 6 days ago
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 - 11:15
Our New Way to Help You find the Right Used EV for You
Energy Consumers Bulletin
4 weeks 6 hours ago
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 - 11:47
Our New Tool to Help You Find a Used EV
Energy Consumers Bulletin
4 weeks 6 hours ago
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 - 11:47
Rhode Islanders Invited to #WalkInto22 on New Year's Day Hike at Burlingame State Park and Campground
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
4 weeks 7 hours ago
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 - 10:30
Almost Time to Nest
Moshassuck Critters Videos
4 weeks 1 day ago
Monday, December 27, 2021 - 17:11
Streetcorner Birdbath
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 7 hours ago
Sunday, December 26, 2021 - 10:39
Fish Wrap’s 2021 Year In Review
Fish Wrap Writer
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, December 24, 2021 - 17:38
DEM Adds Three Proprietary Stormwater Runoff Treatment Devices to Pretreatment Approved List
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, December 24, 2021 - 11:45
Gull Chasing Eagle?
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 3 days ago
Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 16:52
In Memory – Sidney “Sid” Morgan
RI Wild Plant Society News
1 month 3 days ago
Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 13:19
Merlin
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 3 days ago
Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 13:15

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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.