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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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DEM to Offer Additional Surf Lifeguard Certification Test on Friday, June 19
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 1 day ago
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 14:00
GoLocal Prov: Planning for a Smarter Post-Pandemic RI Food System
RI Food Policy Council Blog (Oct 2015 - )
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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 21:02
GoLocal Prov: Planning for a Smarter Post-Pandemic RI Food System
RI Food Policy Council (September 2015 -
1 month 1 day ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 21:02
RIEEA Statement of Solidarity for Racial Justice
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 1 day ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 17:18
Letters: Revolving doors; Trump and the Bible
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 day ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 16:29
My Turn: Richard A. Arenberg: Moving toward politicized courts?
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 day ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 16:27
Our Turn: Barbara Costello and Michael David: Using peer pressure to fight racism
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 day ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 16:26
Connecticut’s Bottle Bill is Back After Services Were Reduced
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 2 days ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 15:04
Brown University graduate union raises safety concerns as researchers and workers return to laboratories
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 days ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 14:00
'Mobile billboards' on RIPTA buses to honor graduating students
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 days ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 12:51
Join our staff as a TerraCorps Member
Southside Community Land Trust
1 month 2 days ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 11:40
Cyr column: How powerful and how threatening is Putin’s Russia?
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 days ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 11:21
Tiverton teachers' union takes vote of no confidence in superintendent
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 days ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 11:18
New England business groups make case to suspend energy efficiency surcharges
Acadia Center News
1 month 2 days ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:37
Free summer lessons available for students in R.I.
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 days ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 07:10
Our Turn: John Hanley, Marie Langlois and Gary Sasse: Federal aid needed to avoid fiscal crisis in R.I.
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 days ago
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 16:20
Letters: 'Revolving Door’; DEM staffing; let governor furlough
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 2 days ago
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 16:20
New R.I. youth group plans George Floyd protest rally for June 14
Providence Journal Education
1 month 3 days ago
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 15:35
Garden-Fresh, Locally-Grown Produce Now Available at Rhode Island Farmers' Markets
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 3 days ago
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 12:30
Climate Change & Racism: Two Inconvenient Truths
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 month 3 days ago
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 09:26
Captain Rene Letourneau is the 2020 Orvis Saltwater Guide of the Year, finally
Fish Wrap Writer
1 month 3 days ago
Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 17:00
Letters: A tale of two protests; cartoon mocks Floyd's death; no diversity in TV newscasts
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 4 days ago
Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 15:32
My Turn: Sen. Ryan Pearson: It's time to plot R.I.'s course to fiscal recovery
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 4 days ago
Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 15:31
My Turn: Joey La Neve DeFrancesco: It's time to rethink the Gaspee Affair
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 4 days ago
Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 15:30
Letters: Republicans champion black causes; why have a lieutenant governor; Trump should lead by example
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 4 days ago
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 18:21
President Trump’s Actions Threaten Protection of America’s Ocean Treasures
Ocean Project
1 month 4 days ago
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 17:06
My Turn: Dr. Cathy Lund: And now, a word from the cats
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 4 days ago
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Rep. Joe Almeida: Do something positive in George Floyd's name
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 4 days ago
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: China isn't letting a pandemic go to waste
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 4 days ago
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Froma Harrop: Christian Cooper showed us the awesome power of self-control
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 4 days ago
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 16:20
Letters: Trump's worst adversary; MLK and Black Lives Matter; and more
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 5 days ago
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 15:50
In Solidarity
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1 month 5 days ago
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 12:19
Alan Rosenberg: How we got the story of the early-morning riot
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 5 days ago
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 10:20
Gardening: For a better lawn, embrace imperfection
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 5 days ago
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 20:50
Home projects to kick off this summer
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 5 days ago
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 20:50
Overdone kitchen trends
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 5 days ago
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 20:50
Style at Home: How to pick the perfect sofa
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 5 days ago
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 20:49
Make the most of your garage
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 5 days ago
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 20:49
Survey looks at features home buyers want
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 5 days ago
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 20:49
Real Estate Q&A: Can a landlord trash personal documents left behind by a tenant?
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 5 days ago
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 20:49
Providence Teachers Union to create equity, diversity committee
Providence Journal Education
1 month 6 days ago
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 15:51
Trump Guts Protections for Atlantic Marine Monument – That’s Illegal
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 6 days ago
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 15:02
Providence high school to close, 30 jobs eliminated as new superintendent reorganizes
Providence Journal Education
1 month 6 days ago
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 14:31
Virtual internships for undergraduates of underrepresented groups to begin Monday, June 8
Brown University Environmental Studies
1 month 6 days ago
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 13:04
Statement of Acadia Center
Acadia Center News
1 month 6 days ago
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 12:16
Mangino column: The ongoing militarization of the police
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 6 days ago
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 10:22
DEM Asks Beachgoers to Buy Season Parking Passes Online and in Advance to Ease Traffic Tie-Ups at Beach Entrances
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 6 days ago
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 09:45
Gardening tips - Weathering extreme weather
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 6 days ago
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 09:43
The Dirt – June 5, 2020: Seeking Northern Region Coordinator, Hope’s Harvest
URI Master Gardener Program
1 month 6 days ago
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 00:14
Partnership for the Environment: National Park Service contributions to the University of Rhode Island, 2020 Summary
URI Coastal Institute News
1 month 6 days ago
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 22:31

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