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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.

Are Private Developers a Threat to the People’s Harbor?
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 17:05
Raimondo blasts Pawtucket for keeping schools virtual
Providence Journal Education
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 15:25
For the first time, R.I. has early voting. I went to the polls to see what it was like.
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 13:23
Raimondo Administration Announces Major Expansions to Restore Rhode Island Grant Program
RI Commerce Corporation Press Releases
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 12:45
Weekly Mosquito Advisory
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 11:45
Johnson & Wales plans return to in-person instruction next week
Providence Journal Education
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:43
Judge rules against R.I. students asserting right to civics education
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 20:10
If last week’s storm seemed unusual, it was
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 18:06
Opinion/Tilchin: An open letter to Sen. Mitt Romney
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 17:23
Opinion/Stern: How remote learning gets an ’F’ in protecting student privacy
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 17:14
Today was Governor Raimondo’s deadline for full in-person learning in R.I. It hasn’t worked out that way.
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 17:09
Scientists investigate effects of marine heat wave off southern New England
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 15:10
East Providence High closed Tuesday due to coronavirus cases
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 10:48
Cyr column: Joe Biden at Gettysburg
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 10:30
East Providence High School goes remote after positive COVID-19 case
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 09:42
Leaf Detectives
15 Minute Field Trips
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 06:59
Opinion/Cola: The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission should approve The Ernestina
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 21:39
Opinion/Letters: Christian nationalists; Medicare for all
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 21:38
Opinion/Mabee and Butler: The white cane is a powerful symbol of independence
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 21:38
Low trout waters means it’s time to fish the beach not the banks
Fish Wrap Writer
1 month 2 weeks ago
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 19:59

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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.