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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.

Opinion/Jim Langevin: Continuing the fight for Rhode Islanders
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 17:19
Rhode Island Naturalist is back!
Rhody Trees Feed
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 16:13
Trash Incineration in Providence Has Met Its Match
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 16:06
How do you feel about coyotes? New survey wants to know
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 15:03
Survey of knowledge, beliefs about coyotes seeks to inform management
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 13:24
Policy is rigged to favor gas guzzlers over climate, health, & consumers
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 10:00
North American Prairie Species of New England
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 09:30
Urban Wilderness and the “High Line Problem”
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 09:29
A Stick in the Spokes
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 09:17
Book Review: The Reindeer Chronicles
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 09:16
Invasive in the Spotlight: Jumping Worms
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 09:16
How Can Composting Enhance Soil and Benefit Your Business
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 09:09
Leave the Leaves!
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 09:08
It turns out that this is the reason behind someone playing online poker using a cellphone
Rhode Island: It's All in Our Backyard
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 23:47
ELA News – October 2020
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 21:00
Opinion/Nicholas A. Mattiello: Speaker says he aims to continue to deliver
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 20:49
Congressional Delegation, Treasurer Magaziner, to Join DEM in Kicking Off $5.2 Million Improvements Project at Galilee
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 18:00
Gleanings from Headline News – October 2020
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 17:55
Opinion/Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung: It’s time to bring change to Smith Hill
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 17:35
Opinion/Crowley: Providence oil facility poses a severe environmental risk
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 17:20

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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.