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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.

2024 Summit a Smashing Success!
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 21:07
Coyote, Hawk on Nest, Goose fight
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 14:04
Ducks, Turkeys, Raccoon
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 14:02
Amid progress on electric vehicles, political setbacks frustrate advocates in Maine, Connecticut
Acadia Center News Items
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 10:13
WBUR/The Boston Globe: These energy suppliers say they can save you money. Regulators say it’s a scam.
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 10:09
6 Kinds of Critters
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 2 weeks ago
Sunday, March 31, 2024 - 11:54
Smoked Bluefish, Fish Wrap Style
Fish Wrap Writer
1 month 2 weeks ago
Sunday, March 31, 2024 - 08:18
Clouds: Orange to Gray
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 2 weeks ago
Saturday, March 30, 2024 - 13:39
Coyote Dream Scape
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 2 weeks ago
Saturday, March 30, 2024 - 13:38
Quick Visit to the Nest
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 2 weeks ago
Saturday, March 30, 2024 - 13:36
Sign On to Help Farmers Retain Fees Collected by the DEM
RI Food Policy Council Blog (Oct 2015 - )
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, March 29, 2024 - 19:11
Sign On to Help Farmers Retain Fees Collected by the DEM
RI Food Policy Council (September 2015 -
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, March 29, 2024 - 19:11
Magaziner Introduces Bill to Support Bicycle Safety Education
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, March 29, 2024 - 18:37
ECRI Monthly Meeting, April 1st
Environment Council of RI
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, March 29, 2024 - 15:23
A Podcast on Gentrification Creates and Strengthens a Community
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, March 29, 2024 - 13:39
Say Goodbye to New England’s Last Two Coal-Fired Power Plants
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 3 weeks ago
Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 15:43
Daffodils for Days and Days
Blithewold Garden Blog
1 month 3 weeks ago
Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 12:41
Wood Ducks and Turtles
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 3 weeks ago
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 14:05
401 Gives & Roger Williams Park Conservancy
Roger Williams Park Botanical Center Conservancy News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 12:49
Coordinating Mass Save with the Clean Heat Standard is Essential
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 month 3 weeks ago
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 11:57

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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.