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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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Gretchen’s Blooms – Bike Camp for Girls
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 month 3 weeks ago
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 15:19
High-level hires at CCRI raise lawmakers’ eyebrows
Providence Journal Education
1 month 3 weeks ago
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 15:04
Governor Raimondo Announces $45 Million, First-of-its-Kind Workforce Development Initiative to Get Rhode Islanders Back to Work
RI Governor Press Releases
1 month 3 weeks ago
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 12:00
Car rally circles R.I. Department of Education, protesting governor’s preference for in-person return to school
Providence Journal Education
1 month 3 weeks ago
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 18:16
New York State Moves to Tackle Grid Decarbonization
Acadia Center News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 17:45
The Dirt – July 27, 2020: New Northern Coordinator, MGs in Action, Cultural Significance of Food Crops
URI Master Gardener Program
1 month 3 weeks ago
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 17:39
Middletown’s Clemmey commits to Vanderbilt
Providence Journal Education
1 month 3 weeks ago
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 16:40
Letters: School reopening; symbols and patriotism; Portland protests
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 3 weeks ago
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 16:27
My Turn: Jon Land: What thrillers can teach us about COVID-19’s next chapter
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 weeks ago
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 16:24
My Turn: Catherine Lewis: Bill to support telemedicine will keep R.I. safer
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 weeks ago
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 16:20
Anti-climate action statements get more visibility in news coverage, study finds
Brown University Environmental Studies
1 month 3 weeks ago
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 13:03
“POPArt!” Program fosters creative energy of Providence youth!
Partnership for Providence Parks News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 12:00
“POPArt!” Program fosters creative energy of Providence youth!
Partnership for Providence Parks News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 22:04
Raimondo Announces Expanded Housing and Infrastructure Bond Proposal as Part of RIse Together Initiative
RI Governor Press Releases
1 month 3 weeks ago
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 12:00
PC cancels in-person commencement planned for Oct. 31
Providence Journal Education
1 month 3 weeks ago
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 10:51
Letters: School reopening; using feds as police
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 3 weeks ago
Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 16:48
My Turn: Mary Kay Harris: Racial justice goes far beyond reparations
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 weeks ago
Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 16:41
My Turn: Maureen Moakley: It’s not about Columbus — it’s about us
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 weeks ago
Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 16:19
Aidan Kelley catches ‘em up as fishing just gets better
Fish Wrap Writer
1 month 3 weeks ago
Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 07:04
DEM Closes State Beach Snack Bar After Employee Tests Positive For Coronavirus
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 3 weeks ago
Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 20:15
Born the year of the 1918 pandemic, she battles COVID at 102
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 weeks ago
Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 18:01
My Turn: David J. Goodwin: Nativist son: H.P. Lovecraft, race, and a statue
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 weeks ago
Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Daniel F. Harrington: The green kid with the Grays
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 weeks ago
Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: Why this revolution isn't like the '60s
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 weeks ago
Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 16:20
Letters: The legacy of slavery; reopening schools; mail ballots
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 3 weeks ago
Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Froma Harrop: Is remote work the road to downward mobility?
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 weeks ago
Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 16:20
Summer Lilies and, Yes - Time to Think About Ordering Bulbs
Growing with Plants
1 month 3 weeks ago
Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 14:48
Home but not alone: A coronavirus diary | Entry 24: ‘Knock it off’ now for back to school later
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 weeks ago
Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 14:02
For the birds: Once regionally extinct, loons are making a modest comeback in southeastern New England, with scientists’ help
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 3 weeks ago
Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 11:09
Alan Rosenberg: The full part of the glass
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 weeks ago
Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 10:20
Active Presence Keeps Pilfering Away
Fox Point Community Garden News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 10:20
Bill Reynolds: At long last, a welcomed return
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 weeks ago
Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 05:50
Style at Home: Pretty fabric pairings, part 1
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 20:51
Design Recipes: How to take a room to new heights
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 20:51
Expert advice on buying furniture online
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 20:50
How much home equity do I need for a mortgage refinance?
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 20:50
Throw the perfect modern Victorian garden party
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 20:50
Ask the DMV: Go online to make reservations
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 20:50
Real Estate Q&A: Dealing with loud, partying neighbors
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 20:50
My Turn: Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur: Wrong time to reduce funding to Rhode Island College
Providence Journal Education
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 17:47
My Turn: Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur: Wrong time to reduce funding to Rhode Island College
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 17:47
Gardening: Make your garden a special place
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 17:14
Letters: Repugnant monuments; one way to reopen schools
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 16:20
My Turn: Amanda Woodward: There is honor in moving on from Victory Day holiday
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 16:20
Blue-green algae strikes Cranston reservoir; state warns people away from it
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 16:00
R.I. to Mass., Conn. visitors: Stay away from our beaches
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 15:16
RIC will offer mostly online classes this fall
Providence Journal Education
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 14:16
Mangino column: Federal law enforcement exercising ‘proactive’ arrests
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 10:24
Top 10 reasons to tackle your chimney repair now
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 09:28
Bozelko column: Don’t tell on yourself - wear a mask
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 08:57

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