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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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Crews respond to Lincoln car fire
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 2 hours ago
Monday, September 2, 2019 - 06:54
Water Wizz of Westerly closing after Labor Day
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 2 hours ago
Monday, September 2, 2019 - 06:50
LIVE UPDATE: Cat. 5 Dorian pounds Bahamas, crawling toward Florida
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 2 hours ago
Monday, September 2, 2019 - 06:31
Compliance spotty for nearly decade-old law aimed at battling bullies
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 2 hours ago
Monday, September 2, 2019 - 06:29
Police unsure why man went on West Texas shooting rampage
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 5 hours ago
Monday, September 2, 2019 - 03:28
Record-setting Hurricane Dorian keeps pounding north Bahamas
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 6 hours ago
Monday, September 2, 2019 - 03:08
Man in critical condition after Newport house fire
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 12 hours ago
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 21:08
2019 superintendent surveys: What you should know about every school district in RI
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 12 hours ago
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 21:00
Rescuers practice skills near Block Island wind farm
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 14 hours ago
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 18:50
Massachusetts native prepares family & home for Hurricane Dorian
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 14 hours ago
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 18:50
Warwick man accused of exposing himself at school
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 14 hours ago
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 18:18
My Turn: Dante Bellini Jr.: We need a return to civility
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 15 hours ago
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 17:54
Letter: Otis Dyer: Stop worrying about national debt and focus on growing assets
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 15 hours ago
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 17:51
Letter: Nicholas J. Vitullo: For all the talk about IGT jobs, I was laid off near retirement
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 15 hours ago
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 17:51
New Frog Stuff!
15 Minute Field Trips
2 weeks 15 hours ago
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 17:42
Weather Now: Tracking Dorian and Some Showers for Labor Day
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 15 hours ago
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 17:22
Reverie: A Bioneers Art Fundraising Party
Bioneers
2 weeks 18 hours ago
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 14:52
Dorian closes in on Bahamas as dangerous Category 5 storm
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 19 hours ago
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 13:18
Dartmouth police arrest road rage suspect who pointed gun at driver
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 21 hours ago
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 11:33
Davies Tech unveils $3.65M advanced manufacturing center
Providence Journal Education
2 weeks 22 hours ago
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 11:06
Rescuers hold safety practice at offshore wind farm
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 22 hours ago
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 10:54
Man crashes vehicle, charged with OUI with child in inside
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 22 hours ago
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 10:45
Matthew T. Mangino: A preview of the upcoming SCOTUS term
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 22 hours ago
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 10:42
Pope Francis kicks off Season of Creation
Catholic Ecology
2 weeks 23 hours ago
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 09:21
Pope to leaders: take drastic action now on climate change
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 1 day ago
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 06:53
Car crashes into a tractor-trailer in Cranston
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 1 day ago
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 06:40
Police: Apparent drowning at Swansea Town Beach
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 22:46
Former Rhode Islander in Florida preparing for Dorian
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 22:06
Man seriously injured in Woonsocket fire
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 20:51
Police: 5 dead, at least 21 injured in West Texas shooting
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 18:40
Horses should be vaccinated to avoid contracting EEE
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 17:18
My Turn: James A. Kadamus: Five key steps to fixing R.I.'s schools
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 16:45
My Turn: Froma Harrop: Democrats need smarter process
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 16:39
Weather Now: Nice Weekend; Tracking Dorian
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 16:37
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: Why socialism, and why now?
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 16:37
My Turn: Theodore L. Gatchel: Betraying the Kurds
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 16:37
Letter: Charles Palian: Sewage treatment plant ruined the best beach on East Coast
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 16:29
Letter: Catherine Cruz: Mueller report should be regarded as grounds for Trump's impeachment
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 16:27
Letter: Kevin McElroy: Hanson proposes strategy that would spell disaster for Democrats
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 16:25
Letter: Barry Wepman: Will a coming recession send Trump down with the ship?
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 16:23
Letter: Arthur D. Norwalk: Principal was treated as scapegoat, and The Journal made it worse
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 16:23
Letter: Stephen H. Stoner: If governor wants positive legacy, she should resign her office
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 16:22
Suspect wanted in Pawtucket bank robbery
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 16:19
Beach closed after shark spotted eating a seal
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 14:33
Jamestown, a Rhode Island golf gem with a view
Providence Journal Commentary
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 13:18
Police investigating after two people were shot in Providence
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 10:26
Mandatory evacuation ordered for parts Brevard County
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 10:03
RIDOH Recommends Re-opening Three Newport Beaches for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
2 weeks 1 day ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 09:15
Betts’ home run in 15th gives Red Sox 7-6 win over Angels
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 2 days ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 06:38
Providence police investigate stabbing
WPRI Feed
2 weeks 2 days ago
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 05:25

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