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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.

Governor McKee Signs Bill Requiring Full Coverage of Colorectal Cancer Screening
RI Governor Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 16:30
New England’s Electric Grid Operator Stands in the Way of Clean Energy
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 16:12
Governor McKee Announces $50,000 in Donations to Support Rhode Island Military Families
RI Governor Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 14:00
GEMS-Net
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 13:17
Clean Shores and Colt Snipers
Fish Wrap Writer
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 12:20
Will Radler’s
The Rose Journal
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 11:42
Will Radler’s
Rose Journal
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 11:42
Governor McKee, DEM, Partners Mark Arbor Day in East Providence with Awards, Tree Planting
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 11:15
Summer Bike Camp Returns – and it’s Powered by Prince
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 11:05
Free Freshwater Fishing Days May 1 & 2
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 09:45
It’s Time to Start Closing the Pandemic Loophole on Boston’s Waterfront
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 09:20
Governor McKee, DEM, Local Officials and Partners To Mark Arbor Day in East Providence with Awards, Tree Planting
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 15:30
RI Bike Month Challenge – Please Join Us!
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 14:31
Time to leave Afghanistan
Curriculum Resources
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 10:10
Time to leave Afghanistan
Prosperity for Rhode Island
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 10:10
Building Back Better: What a Just Recovery Looks Like in New England
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 09:57
Introducing the 2022 chevrolet bolt eUV
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 month 2 weeks ago
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 17:00
Connecticut is for the birds
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 month 2 weeks ago
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 12:10
Westerly To Conduct Mosquito Larvicide Spraying Next Week
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 10:15
Office of Marine Programs-URI Graduate School of Oceanography
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 2 weeks ago
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 09:43

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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.