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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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My Turn: John F. Griffin: America enters a season of hate
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 16:22
Letters: Fixing education, the Veterans Home disaster, Trump the dictator
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 16:19
DEM Amends Freshwater Fishing Rules To Better Battle Invasive Plants That are Choking RI Waterways
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 13:30
Fearful of coronavirus, Warwick woman endures odyssey home from China
Providence Journal Education
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 12:32
New England Needs to Move On from Dirty Gas
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 1 week ago
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 11:25
R.I. encourages solar panels as canopies on parking lots. Will that really steer solar farms away from forests and other open spaces?
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 23:17
My Turn: Felicia Nimue Ackerman: Freedom permits 'hurtful' views
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 15:54
Letters: Questioning a founder; something worse than coronavirus; 2 ideas for money
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 15:47
St. Mary Academy-Bay View gets $2.5-million challenge gift
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 14:57
Express lanes coming to R.I. beach parking lots this year
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 14:43
DEM Cites Operator of West Greenwich Quarry Mining and Processing Facility, Along with the Property Owner, for Ongoing Environmental Violations
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:30
Arthur I. Cyr: A candidates’ debate? Not really
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:53
Small mammals, big personalities
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:46
Big data could yield big discoveries in archaeology, Brown scholar says
Brown University Environmental Studies
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:08
February and March Events
15 Minute Field Trips
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 09:27
Gardening: Good crops come from good mulching
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 07:30
R.I. encourages solar panels over parking lots. But will that really steer solar farms away from forests and other open spaces?
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 20:37
My Turn: Nicholas Boke: Christians under attack? I don't think so
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 16:20
Letters: Looking out for taxpayers; Orwellian governments; Vindman's conduct
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 16:18
My Turn: Nick Cicchitelli:Two-tiered tax plan needs more study
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 15:55
Bill Clinton to speak at Brown memorial lecture
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 14:56
Report: Bill Clinton to speak at Brown memorial lecture
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 14:23
First Friday Webinar Series and News You Can Use
Ocean Project
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 09:40
Theresa May to speak at Brown next week
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 09:01
Renewable Energy Is Affordable – Look At These Off-Shore Wind Prices
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 month 2 weeks ago
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 07:30
Ninigret Beach – Charlestown
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
1 month 2 weeks ago
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 16:48
Patricia Sprague Forest – Charlestown
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
1 month 2 weeks ago
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 15:49
My Turn: Patrick T. Conley: Rhode Island's forgotten founder
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 15:31
Letters: The Democratic debate; license plates; kindness; FDR
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 2 weeks ago
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 15:30
Deadman’s Temperance – Fall River
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
1 month 2 weeks ago
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 14:41
Copicut Reservoir – Fall River
Trails & Walks in Rhode Island
1 month 2 weeks ago
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 10:54
8th Annual Scott W. Nixon Lecture: Plastic Waste Inputs from Land into the Ocean
URI Coastal Institute News
1 month 2 weeks ago
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 09:08
My Turn: Froma Harrop: Democrats must repair America
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 16:10
My Turn: Daniel F. Harrington: Our nation’s unschooled superman
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 15:55
My Turn: Victor Davis Hanson: China's government smacks of '1984'
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 15:46
Community team targets Providence’s underperforming teachers
Providence Journal Education
1 month 2 weeks ago
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 15:45
Letters: Trump has rights; president's supporters are like cult members; everyone should have access to doulas
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 2 weeks ago
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 15:43
New England states to regulate group of industrial chemicals
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 2 weeks ago
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 13:32
Winter Book Discussion: The Brothers Gardeners
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
1 month 2 weeks ago
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 11:51
Alan Rosenberg: Those big Page One headlines
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 08:21
DEM, RI Food Policy Council to Host February 25th Workshop to Inform Local Food Producers on Wholesale Markets
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 15:45
My Turn: Mavis Nimoh: Black Americans are still struggling
Providence Journal Commentary
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 15:30
Whale behaviors make them vulnerable to ship strikes, entanglements
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 15:26
Letters: Protecting R.I. water; city needs a fire chief
Providence Journal Letters to the Editor
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 15:25
States seek to ban bottling companies from tapping local groundwater
Providence Journal Environment
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 14:50
Meredith Hastings appointed deputy director of IBES
Brown University Environmental Studies
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 14:16
DEM Cites Warwick Sewer Authority for 2018 Environmental Violations in Wastewater Collection and Treatment System
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 14:15
Time to go owling
Narwhal's Left Tooth
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 13:07
DEM Urges Caution When Disposing of Ashes. Improper Disposal of Ashes is a Frequent Cause of Wildfires
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 10:45
Real Estate Q&A: My daughter died without a will
Providence Journal Garden News
1 month 2 weeks ago
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 09:19

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