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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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Narragansett council members support cutting library budget in half
Providence Journal Government News
3 weeks 2 days ago
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 22:40
Aquidneck Island Trust gets 6.2 acres of conserved easement from owner
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 2 days ago
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 22:27
Update
RI Osprey Monitoring
3 weeks 2 days ago
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 15:12
Highland Park – Attleboro
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
3 weeks 2 days ago
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 13:36
Four fishermen meeting by a river learn how much they have in common
Fish Wrap Writer
3 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 19:25
Photos: Providence celebrates Earth Day with park cleanup
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 18:18
Warwick teacher's suit cites inadequate special-education staffing
Providence Journal Education
3 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:46
My Turn: Terry Jarrett: R.I. faces high costs, energy disruption
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:22
My Turn: Daniel F. Harrington: Our thinking is steeped in the Bible
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:22
Letters: Armand E. Sabitoni: Remembering workers who were killed or injured
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:21
Letters: Barry Bayon: Don't forget to enjoy the beauty of nature
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:21
Letters: Richard Glover: Democratic partisanship ruined a good editorial
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:21
Letters: Ed Arage: Trump thought Mueller had cooked his goose
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:21
Letters: Jack Anderson: Democrats simply want to grab more easy votes
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:21
Letters: Douglas C. Gamage: Never forget those who served America in Korea
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:21
Letters: Elena Natalizia: Democrats must focus on beating President Trump
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:21
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: Mueller probe driven by pious hypocrisy
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 16:21
Alan Rosenberg: What our sister papers bring to The Journal
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 15:00
My Turn: Froma Harrop: Media not always a liberal's friend
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 14:14
Celebrations around the Brayton Point cooling towers' demise
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 11:24
Brayton Point cooling towers' demolition draws watch-parties and celebrations
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 11:24
World-record implosion: Brayton Point cooling towers tallest ever brought down
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 3 days ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:29
Empty fuel barge hit the breakwater off Newport
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 4 days ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 09:41
A Grand Finale for Coal-Fired Power in Massachusetts
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 weeks 4 days ago
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 08:14
Trash Tutorial: Special recycling programs in R.I. for TVs, computers
Providence Journal Garden News
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 20:51
At Home: Scenic wallpaper murals now more accessible than ever
Providence Journal Garden News
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 20:51
Gardening: The wonders of flower pollination
Providence Journal Garden News
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 20:50
Inside Story: Environment writer Kolbert explores the climate of denial
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 18:37
My Turn: John A. Kiley: Individualism weakens human bonds
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 16:34
Letters: Maura Clare: I'm gravely concerned Trump tried to obstruct
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 16:33
Letters: Peggy Gale: Bureaucrat shows little concern for people harmed
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 16:33
Letters: Celeste Terry-Lo: Universal pre-K would close achievement gaps
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 16:33
City Farm gets its first all-female crew  
Southside Community Land Trust
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 16:06
DEM, Partners Announce $15K in grants for Urban Forestry Projects Across Rhode Island at Arbor Day Celebration
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 15:45
Tulip Time
Blithewold Garden Blog
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 15:37
Breaking bread builds community
RI Foundation Blog
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 15:03
New restrictions placed on New England fishing industry to protect whales
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 14:51
Governor Raimondo Marks Arbor Day with Grant Awards
RI Governor Press Releases
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 14:45
Governor Raimondo Along with Mayor Elorza Announce Effort to Improve Providence Schools
RI Governor Press Releases
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 13:45
Governor Raimondo Asks Rhode Islanders to Recycle Right, Keep Ocean State's Waters Clean
RI Governor Press Releases
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 13:45
New Law Would Create Roadmap to Reach Net Zero Emissions by 2050
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 13:23
DEM Stocking Rhode Island Ponds with Sebago Salmon and Tiger Trout for Free Freshwater Fishing Days May 4-5
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 4 days ago
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:45
Matthew T. Mangino: Federal Court rules parking tickets unconstitutional
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 5 days ago
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 08:58
Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and City of Pawtucket Receive 6 Proposals for Reuse of McCoy Stadium and Redevelopment of Downtown Pawtucket
RI Commerce Corporation Press Releases
3 weeks 5 days ago
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 08:45
Today is the last day
RI Environmental Education Assn News
3 weeks 5 days ago
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 02:31
There’s much to learn from three veteran fishermen
Fish Wrap Writer
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 20:11
Seeds: One of Our Most Precious Resources at Risk
Bioneers
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 18:47
Seed Saving Tips – A Bioneers Conference panel with Sarah McCamant, John Navazio, and Matthew Dillon
Bioneers
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 18:46
My Turn: Anthony Roberson: Nearly 3,000 kids are frozen out
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 17:58
Letter: Stephan Brigidi: Where are Republicans who will oust Trump?
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
3 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 17:53

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