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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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My Turn: Edward Achorn: Abraham Lincoln at the crossroads
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 11:45
Wind-power developer opens 2nd R.I. office
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 19:04
ECRI Monthly Meeting March 2, 2020, 5:30
Environment Council of RI
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 16:24
We’ve got your Sunday plans for the month of March!
Clean Ocean Access News
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 15:47
Act Now for EE!
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 15:26
Our Turn: Steve O’Donnell, four others: Taxpayers should fund before- and after-school programs
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 09:09
DEM Announces Pump-Out Grant Availability to Help Boaters Properly Dispose of Sewage and Keep Coastal Waters Clean
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 09:00
Our Turn: Teresa Paiva Weed and Scott Fraser: New rehab hospital is not needed
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 08:12
Saint Raphael parent upset that students returned to school rather than self-quarantine after trip to Italy
Providence Journal Education
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 07:58
Navy to overhaul its education system as US advantages erode
Providence Journal Education
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 06:05
Gardening: Get those seedlings started for late-spring planting
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 05:10
State lawmakers considering ban on ’forever chemicals’
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 1 week ago
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 18:28
Lloyd Demarest State Park – Dartmouth
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
1 month 1 week ago
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 17:30
My Turn: Steven King:
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 15:55
Letters: A positive, upbeat story; a friend remembers Chris Young
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 1 week ago
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 15:53
Tour des Jonquilles – Get Daffy!
RI Bicycle Coalition
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 20:27
Tour des Jonquilles – Get Daffy on April 26th
RI Bicycle Coalition
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 20:27
My Turn: James A. Kadamus: How to fix Providence's failing schools
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 15:58
Tour des Jonquilles – Get Daffy!
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 15:27
February 29, 2020 – Lawn Care and Season Opener for Hotline and Kiosk
URI Master Gardener Program
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 13:40
Twice a Year is Not Enough
Ledges and Gardens
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 09:33
Bike Newport Night 2020
RI Bicycle Coalition
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 04:25
Bike Newport Night is March 27th
RI Bicycle Coalition
1 month 1 week ago
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 04:25
Bike Newport Night 2020
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 23:25
Seed Swap Recap, 2020 Contract & Calendar
Fox Point Community Garden News
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 19:41
Full Time Farm Hand at Moonrose Farm!
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 16:00
Brookwood Community Farm is Hiring!
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 15:57
Hiring: Moose Hill Farm Manager for The Trustees
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 15:53
Eva’s Garden Looking for Field Crew
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 15:52
Editorial: U.S. cuts its emissions
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 15:40
My Turn: Gary Sasse: Finish the job of legislative reform
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 15:24
Letters: Higher gas prices worth it; historian defends himself
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 15:14
☀️Summer 2020 Internship Opportunities
Clean Ocean Access News
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 11:47
DEM Announces $3.33 Million in Green Economy Bond Funding to Help Communities, Local Groups Protect Open Space
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 09:45
Chandra Bozelko: Dropping a political dipstick into prisons is worthwhile
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 07:58
Can Rhode Island help feed the world’s demand for this ocean delicacy?
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 19:40
My Turn: Stephen P. Erickson: Mental health woes swamp justice system
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 16:22
Letters: Cuba has had great success, Hope High School produces leaders
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 16:18
Grow your garden wisdom, with help from Blithewold
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 15:24
The Dirt – February 28, 2020: New Classes on Plant-Based Diet, Farms, Veggies, Butterflies
URI Master Gardener Program
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 15:20
A 3-year-old law allows online classes in the event of an emergency. But no school district has an approved plan.
Providence Journal Education
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 15:15
Middletown school in shelter in place status after bullet found
Providence Journal Education
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:14
Bullet found inside Middletown school
Providence Journal Education
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:14
Can Rhode Island help feed the world's demand for this ocean delicacy?
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 11:31
Raimondo Announces Five New Real Estate Development Projects, New Company Bringing Hundreds of Jobs to Rhode Island thanks to Economic Development Programs
RI Commerce Corporation Press Releases
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 11:15
Lawmakers Must Act on Toxic PFAS Chemicals in Our Water
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 11:05
What can I do about that awful moldy smell?
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 07:42
Young Climate Activist Shines Light on Broken System
ecoRI People
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 07:41
Providence school forum seeks public feedback
Providence Journal Education
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 20:32
R.I. Senate approves statewide ban on plastic bags
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 19:50

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