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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.

RWPZ Part-time Education Programs Instructor
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 15:23
Governor McKee Announces Comprehensive Actions to Address COVID-19 Cases and Alleviate Pressure on Hospital Systems While Keeping Schools Open for In-Person Learning and Preventing Economic Disruption to Small Businesses
RI Governor Press Releases
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 11:15
McKee-Matos Administration Announces Expanded Emergency Shelter Capacity, Reopening of Quarantine and Isolation Facility
RI Governor Press Releases
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 11:15
DEM Stocking Rainbow Trout and Sebago Salmon this Week in Time for the Holidays
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 10:00
2021 Holiday Lights Dazzle
Roger Williams Park Botanical Center Conservancy News
1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 08:42
Happiness at the Holiday Bike Giveaway
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 15:54
Birds and Mammals
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 14:35
Up and Downs of Buffleheads
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 14:06
Electric Cars and Mineral Mining
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 11:02
More Than Just “Buying Stuff”
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 1 week ago
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 18:06
Miyawaki Forests
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 1 week ago
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 18:05
Eco-Answers from the Pros: Soucing Native Seeds
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 1 week ago
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 18:04
Rewilding is Good for Our Mental Health
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 1 week ago
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 18:03
There is Always More
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 1 week ago
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 18:01
Grad student investigating distribution of one of Rhode Island's rarest turtles
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 month 1 week ago
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 16:31
RI Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council (EC4) to Hold Next Meeting in Newport on December 16
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 1 week ago
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 12:30
Meteorlogiocal Winter: Fish, Deer & Surf Day
Fish Wrap Writer
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 20:20
We’re hiring a Properties & Equipment Program Coordinator
Southside Community Land Trust
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 17:23
Pierce Riverwalk – Central Falls
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 16:55
Market Square – Woonsocket
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
1 month 1 week ago
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 16:43

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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.