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Rhode Island Environmental News

[Note: Feeds.WhiteLilac.Info has been rebuilt and expanded here.  August 2016]

News about Rhode Island's environment is gathered automatically from blogs and feeds, and almost every source originates in Rhode Island. This process catches 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 always 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....

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Latest News

The raw news feeds, which has irrelevant and sometimes duplicative stuff.

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Dow Jones industrials cross 27,000 points for first time
WPRI Feed
1 week 2 days ago
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 14:02
Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf, could become hurricane
WPRI Feed
1 week 2 days ago
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 13:33
Providence communications staffer resigns over Fung tweet
WPRI Feed
1 week 2 days ago
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:36
Wife: Ex-Red Sox slugger Ortiz recovering from 3rd surgery
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:08
Ocean Planning Lives on in New England
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 3 days ago
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:55
East Greenwich woman pleads guilty in fraud case
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:49
Networx: Pressure washing: What you need to know
Providence Journal Garden News
1 week 3 days ago
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:18
Trump to hold news conference on census citizenship question
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 09:07
Saint Mary’s church to celebrate milestone anniversary
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 07:53
Top Stories: July 11, 2019
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 07:43
Blackstone mother to learn her fate in “House of Horrors” case
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 06:48
Weather Now: Dense Fog this Morning then Partly Sunny Humid
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 05:29
Driver killed in violent overnight crash in West Warwick
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 05:08
Federal Hill Association talking safety measures following deadly assault
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 22:35
Is there writing on the stone wall for stripers?
Fish Wrap Writer
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 20:41
WJAR’s Frank Coletta to retire after 41 years
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 20:28
Smithfield officers receive new protective gear
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 20:04
Smoke alarms recalled because they may not alert people of fire
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 18:59
Bacteria level closes two beaches for swimming on Watchaug Pond in Charlestown, R.I.
Providence Journal Environment
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 18:36
Avoid water at Georgiaville Pond in Smithfield due to blue-green algae bloom
Providence Journal Environment
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 18:35
IGT says Twin River sought cut of new gaming deal
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 17:56
My Turn: Warren 'Mike' Caldwell: Full blast down a dead-end street
Providence Journal Commentary
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 17:48
Twin River accused of keeping crime records from union employees
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 17:43
Letter: David Husband: What's wrong with having pretty woman in parade?
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 17:43
Letter: Heather Thibodeau: Trees better for environment than huge solar complexes
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 17:43
Letter: Margaret Fisette Wharton: Don't priests deserve some basic justice, as well?
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 17:43
Peter Del Tredici
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 17:28
Hurricane Hunter crews risk it all to gather critical storm data
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 17:12
Iguana rescued from tree outside Franklin home
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 16:52
DC sues Marriott, claims resort fees are deceptive
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 16:51
Offshore Wind Makes Big Moves Across the Northeast Region
Acadia Center News
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 16:40
RIDOH Recommends Closing Two Beaches on Watchaug Pond in Charlestown
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 16:00
Music festival at Gillette Stadium abruptly canceled
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 15:54
DCYF Director Piccola to leave post
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 15:52
Take Action: Support Legislation to Better Protect Environmental Resources from Development
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 15:38
The Apology: Eve Ensler’s Alternative to Waiting on What May Never Come
Bioneers
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 15:30
Summer Blog 2019: A Summer of Stories
Partnership for Providence Parks News
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 15:26
Club Seven to remain closed another week
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 15:17
Memorial to marathon bombing victims takes shape in Boston
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 15:08
Family of teen killed during gas explosions settles lawsuit
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 15:06
Water main break prompts evacuation, road closure in Pawtucket
WPRI Feed
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 14:40
Weekly Mosquito Advisory: Negative Findings For Both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 14:00
Raimondo Signs Executive Order to Transform RI's Heating Sector
RI Governor Press Releases
1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 13:30
Watch: The People’s Harbor
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 11:59
Chepachet fire chief seriously injured in motorcycle crash
WPRI Feed
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 11:47
Baseball union says poor job done of marketing Mookie Betts
WPRI Feed
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 11:46
Interactive map reveals all the hidden access points to Rhode Island's shore
Providence Journal Environment
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 11:20
Chants of ‘USA!’ greet soccer team at ticker tape parade
WPRI Feed
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 11:17
RI back to dead last in CNBC’s annual state rankings
WPRI Feed
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 10:10
Why Are We Here Again? Standing with Springfield Against Biomass
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 week 4 days ago
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 09:41

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