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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.

Climate Change and Invasive Species
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Monday, February 15, 2021 - 13:33
Nature’s Sanctuary
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Monday, February 15, 2021 - 13:12
What Is Rewilding?
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Monday, February 15, 2021 - 13:06
Gleanings from Headline News – February 2021
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Monday, February 15, 2021 - 11:04
Reject Bond Question 4
RI Bicycle Coalition
1 month 3 weeks ago
Monday, February 15, 2021 - 10:42
ELA News – February 2021
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Monday, February 15, 2021 - 01:27
It’s Winter and It’s Tip Up Time
Fish Wrap Writer
1 month 3 weeks ago
Sunday, February 14, 2021 - 19:11
DEM Seeking Public Feedback on Food Trucks in State Parks
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 12:15
Mass. residents, we need you to act on the Clean Energy & Climate Plan
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 month 4 weeks ago
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 14:15
Doug Tallamy – 2 programs
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
1 month 4 weeks ago
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 12:32
Enhancing Delaware Highways: Lessons from the Roadside
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
1 month 4 weeks ago
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 12:30
Webinar: Critical Qs for Program Design During Covid-19
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 4 weeks ago
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 11:53
December 2020 Amtrak Financial Report
RI Association of Railroad Passengers News
1 month 4 weeks ago
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 17:15
Plike Newport – April 25th
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 month 4 weeks ago
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 12:56
RI Seeking Proposals to Farm Parcels of State-Owned Land in South Kingstown, Tiverton, and Coventry
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 4 weeks ago
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 10:00
Julio Silva Shares Surfcasting Tips
Fish Wrap Writer
2 months 10 hours ago
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 19:00
3 Ways North Atlantic Right Whales Help Solve Climate Change
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
2 months 1 day ago
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 16:01
A year in the ice in the Arctic
Narwhal's Left Tooth
2 months 1 day ago
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 11:58
Get Excited for these upcoming Energy webinars
Energy Consumers Bulletin
2 months 1 day ago
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 06:46
Black History Month and Bicycling
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
2 months 3 days ago
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 09:39

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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.