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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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Real Estate Q&A: Can landlord keep deposit?
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 20:50
Test Drive: Superbly performing, comfortable 2020 CLS 450
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 20:49
Some R.I. parents, wary of classrooms and dissatisfied with distance learning, plan to homeschool their kids this fall
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 20:04
Some R.I. parents, wary of classrooms and dissatisfied with distance learning, plan to homeschool their kids
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 18:26
Brown professor cherished his time with John Lewis
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 16:37
My Turn: Robb Dimmick: A Rhode trip through the Black experience
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: J. Michael Levesque: It’s time to support our police
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 16:20
Heating Up
Blithewold Garden Blog
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 16:11
Produce in the Park Program Helps Those In Need In Fox Point
Partnership for Providence Parks News
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 14:19
Produce in the Park Program Helps Those In Need In Fox Point
Partnership for Providence Parks News
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 22:04
New Freshwater Fishing Regulations Take Effect Sunday
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 14:15
Galilee fisherman nets $2,000 shark transmitter but not the shark
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 13:12
Should I send my child back to school? This is the latest science on coronavirus and kids
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:54
Deer Hunting Permits Available Starting Saturday, August 1
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 11:45
We Must Protect More of Our Ocean
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 11:26
In Memoriam: Sigrid Hewitt
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 10:08
Mangino column: The Confrontation Clause and the return of jury trials
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 09:47
The Secret Lives of Words column: The Space Force, Rome’s legions, and undies
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 09:08
Bozelko column: American newspapers deserve a fighting chance
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 08:34
Letters: Success is rooted in choices; wind turbines are eyesore
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Dante Bellini Jr.: Our greatest existential threat is lost faith in each other
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Rep. Deborah Ruggiero: The many ways to vote in R.I.
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 16:20
Epidemiologist in Raimondo forum offers sunny view of school reopening
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 16:09
More Than 100 Rhode Islanders Have Received Unsolicited Seeds From China
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 15:45
Boy finds record-breaking quahog
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 12:16
DEM Announces $1.46 Million in Green Economy Bond Investments to Help Communities, Local Groups Protect Open Space
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 11:15
Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory 7/30/2020
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 11:00
Environmental Justice is Racial Justice
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 10:14
What should you pay for a gallon of paint?
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 08:16
Letters: Unruly beachgoers; cut military spending; Victory Day
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 2 weeks ago
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 22:20
The Dirt – July 30, 2020: Tomatoes, Videographers Wanted, Enter Hours
URI Master Gardener Program
1 month 3 weeks ago
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 18:51
Scientist tracks mako shark to R.I. — onto land
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 3 weeks ago
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 18:47
Johnson & Wales opts for reduced on-campus population when fall classes begin
Providence Journal Education
1 month 3 weeks ago
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 18:05
Researchers confirm great white shark killed woman
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 3 weeks ago
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 16:54
My Turn: James A. Kadamus: Educators, parents still skeptical about reopening schools
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 weeks ago
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 16:20
Our Turn: Felicia Love and Susie Finnerty: Lifesaving doula care deserves insurance coverage
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 weeks ago
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 16:20
Raimondo: Parents will not be forced to send children back to class
Providence Journal Education
1 month 3 weeks ago
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 16:07
Brown commits $10M toward Providence students’ support
Providence Journal Education
1 month 3 weeks ago
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 15:57
Raimondo Administration Rolls out Restore RI Grant Program
RI Commerce Corporation Press Releases
1 month 3 weeks ago
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 15:15
DEM: If someone mails you seeds from China, don’t plant them
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 3 weeks ago
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 14:48
DEM Announces Availability of Grant Funds to Install Hospital Ambulance Idle Reduction Equipment
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 3 weeks ago
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 14:15
Brown endows $10 million to support Providence public school students
Providence Journal Education
1 month 3 weeks ago
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 12:58
DEM Awards $4,360,600 to Help RI Communities Confront the Effects of Climate Change
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 3 weeks ago
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 11:45
CCRI president defends high-level hirings after lawmakers question her
Providence Journal Education
1 month 3 weeks ago
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 10:47
My Turn: Sanford Gorodetsky: Victory Day holiday — forgive yes, forget no
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 weeks ago
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 22:22
My Turn: Felicia Nimue Ackerman: Not my kind of liberalism
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 weeks ago
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 22:19
Letters: Narcissism of protesters; Dr. King’s speech; generals vs. traitors
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 3 weeks ago
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 22:18
Letters: Narcissism of protesters; Dr. King’s speech; generals vs. traitors
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 weeks ago
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 22:18
Researchers confirm great white shark attack in Maine. Fatality is a first for the state, but experts don't foresee a larger trend.
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 3 weeks ago
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 19:43
Gretchen’s Blooms-Bike Camp for Girls
RI Bicycle Coalition
1 month 3 weeks ago
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 16:01

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