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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.

ELA News – May 2021
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 14:36
Gleanings from Headline News – May 2021
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 14:29
One More Plot; Here’s your chance to get in!
Fox Point Community Garden News
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 11:04
Engage in Hope for Our Oceans with COA’s Annual Appeal
Clean Ocean Access News
1 month 2 days ago
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 10:51
Thayer Creates Finest Fishing Lures
Fish Wrap Writer
1 month 3 days ago
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 09:33
What Right Whale Names Can Teach Us About This Beautiful Species
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 3 days ago
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 08:00
Can We Make Waste Incinerators Safe? Yes, By Shutting Them All Down
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 3 days ago
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 17:19
A Gift from the Ocean: My First Right Whale Sighting
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 4 days ago
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 19:15
April 2021 eNewsletter
Northeast Organic Farming Assn RI News
1 month 4 days ago
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 17:04
DEM Announces Weekend Opening of Two State Beaches Starting May 15 – Two Weeks Before the Official Opening
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 4 days ago
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 14:15
DEM Investigating Fatal Boating Incident in Warwick
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 5 days ago
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 10:00
Bullock Cove Marine
RI Osprey Monitoring
1 month 5 days ago
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 09:17
Governor McKee, RIDOH Mark 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccines Administered
RI Governor Press Releases
1 month 5 days ago
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:15
Our Explainer on What Just Happened on the Boston Waterfront
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 6 days ago
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 09:25
Seasonal Educator
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 6 days ago
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 09:03
RI’s Rec. Saltwater Fishing License Report
Fish Wrap Writer
1 month 6 days ago
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 16:54
4 Dangerous Southern New England Landfills to Keep an Eye On
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 6 days ago
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 16:30
6 Dangerous Northern New England Landfills to Keep an Eye On
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 6 days ago
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 16:30
Wade Institute for Science Education
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 6 days ago
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 12:21
Newport Tree Conservancy
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 6 days ago
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 12:10

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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.