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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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R.I. playbook out Friday tells how to handle illness in schools
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 17:43
Congratulations to the Racial Equity Rapid Response Fund recipients!
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 17:27
RIDOH Recommends Closing Three Aquidneck Island Beaches for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 17:15
Letters: Kat Kerwin and the cops; RIP Lou Schwechheimer; admiring Lindsay Iadeluca; Raimondo’s too-sunny view
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 16:20
The Dirt – August 6, 2020: MG Food Donations, Virtual Volunteer Fair
URI Master Gardener Program
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 16:09
DEM Asking Rhode Islanders to Report Deer Sightings
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 14:30
DEM to Host Virtual Outreach Program on Coyotes on Friday, August 21
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 14:15
Rhode Island Is Sending Valuable Food Waste to a Landfill
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 12:10
DEM Advises Public of Fatal Disease Affecting Rabbits and Asks Residents to Report Cases of Unusual Rabbit Mortality
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 12:00
Mobility Innovation Working Group Aims to Improve Clean Transportation Options and Environmental Health Outcomes
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 09:00
How to fix a garage door keypad that isn't working
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 08:42
Global Action for Our Ocean!
Ocean Project
1 month 2 weeks ago
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 17:22
Our Turn: Brian Wysor, Andrew Rhyne and Koty Sharp: Widespread COVID testing is key to reopening R.I. schools
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 16:20
Letters: A raised fist, a missing mask
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 2 weeks ago
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Gerry Goldstein: At the old ball game, eternally
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 16:20
New guidelines allow most R.I. schools to reopen
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 weeks ago
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 14:56
Hurricanes and the Pandemic: Preparing for Dual Disasters
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 2 weeks ago
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 12:49
Vermont Must Do More to Keep Drinking Water Safe
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 2 weeks ago
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 11:06
In-person and Virtual Activities for the week beginning Aug. 7
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 2 weeks ago
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 07:32
Youth-a-thon: 24 Hours of Ocean Action
Ocean Project
1 month 2 weeks ago
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 07:00
Swim Jamestown
Clean Ocean Access News
1 month 2 weeks ago
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 06:43
My Turn: Robert Engvall: Trump squandered a winning strategy
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Jan Wenzel: Poor performances by our pandemic presidents
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 16:20
Letters: Pro and con on Victory Day; resources for teaching R.I. history
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 16:20
MDAR regulations for FSMA
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 15:44
The Insect Orchestra
15 Minute Field Trips
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 11:31
Bryant to spend $3 million on coronavirus testing
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 11:15
Cyr column: Atomic bombs in August
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 09:13
Surrounded by fishes, dog days heat up a Hex hatch.
Fish Wrap Writer
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 19:00
My Turn: Amiri Nash: The way we teach race has ended
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 17:50
My Turn: Michael Morse: The Three Bears
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 17:47
Lifeguard Certification Tests Cancelled August 4 & 5 Due To Dangerous Rip Currents, Other Expected Impacts From Impending Coastal Storm
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 15:15
$3 Million In Brownfields Funding Now Available
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 15:00
Dear Monty column: Home seller upset as buyer refuses to share appraisal
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:06
Providence schools will offer all students option of remote learning
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:01
IMPORTANT: This is the Time to Observe!
RI Osprey Monitoring
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 10:17
In the Garden column: Gardening for longevity
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 10:09
Bike Newport’s 10-Spot Ride
RI Bicycle Coalition
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 08:56
Ten Spot Ride – Tastes, Sips, and Tunes by Bike – August 23rd
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 month 2 weeks ago
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 18:24
Douglas Ave. home damaged by fire
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 weeks ago
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 17:12
Art project brings city streets to life
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 weeks ago
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 17:07
Letters: Obama’s eulogy; one kind act; preserve Victory Day
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 2 weeks ago
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Dr. Gregory Fox: In-person learning is key to children’s well-being
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Michael McKeldon Woody: R.I. textile firms rose to the PPE challenge
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 16:20
July Observations Due!
RI Osprey Monitoring
1 month 2 weeks ago
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 14:14
My Turn: Erik J. Chaput: Teaching history with all its complexities
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 19:52
Our Hidden History: Local governments a roadblock to emancipation
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 19:50
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: Our summer of cultural suicide
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 19:47
My Turn: Froma Harrop: Ugly protests are Trump's only hope
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 19:46
Letters: Biden, Barr, and a Texas congressman
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 2 weeks ago
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 19:43

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