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Rhode Island Environmental News

[Note: Feeds.WhiteLilac.Info has been rebuilt and expanded here.  August 2016]

News about Rhode Island's environment is gathered automatically from blogs and feeds, and almost every source originates in Rhode Island. This process catches 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 always 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....

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Latest News

The raw news feeds, which has irrelevant and sometimes duplicative stuff.

Chinese Manufacturer’s Subsidiary Announces 3 Megawatt Smart Wind Turbine Prototype In Texas/RNN
Renewable Now
2 weeks 6 days ago
'Revolution Wind' Expected To Create 800 Jobs, Offer Affordable Energy
RI Public Radio Environment News
2 weeks 6 days ago
UN Chief Calls for More Clean Energy Investment/RNN
Renewable Now
2 weeks 6 days ago
Mary C. Speare Charitable Fund
RI Foundation Blog
2 weeks 6 days ago
Family Fun Abounds In June With Great Outdoors Pursuit
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 weeks 6 days ago
Raimondo Wins NOW Endorsement But Won’t Commit to Women’s Fund Forum
Go Local Politics
2 weeks 6 days ago
Guest MINDSETTER™ Roselli: Why We Need a Culture of No!
Go Local Politics
2 weeks 6 days ago
With Palin facing a criminal charge, 3 lawmakers ask him to resign as Coventry Fire District chairman
Providence Journal Government News
2 weeks 6 days ago
R.I. drivers, beware: Handling cellphone while driving illegal at 12 a.m. Friday | Video
Providence Journal Government News
2 weeks 6 days ago
R.I. Wild Plant Society holds annual sale on Saturday
Providence Journal Garden News
2 weeks 6 days ago
Hawaii lava crosses key highway, destroys utility poles
Providence Journal Environment
2 weeks 6 days ago
2018 Local Agriculture and Seafood Act Grants announced!
RI Food Policy Council Blog (Oct 2015 - )
2 weeks 6 days ago
2018 Local Agriculture and Seafood Act Grants announced!
RI Food Policy Council (September 2015 -
2 weeks 6 days ago
After high level departures, Warwick secures budget help
Providence Journal Government News
3 weeks 33 min ago
My Turn: Catherine W. Zipf: This is no Eiffel Tower
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 35 min ago
Our Turn: Zoe Weiss and Josiah Rich: Revenge will not fix opioid crisis
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 35 min ago
My Turn: Ev Ehrlich: Time to get Big Tech into line
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 36 min ago
My Turn: Jocelyn DoCouto: R.I. should set its hair braiders free
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 37 min ago
Bill to include biomass in renewable-energy incentives appears doomed
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 1 hour ago
Bill to include biomass in renewable-energy incentives appears doomed
Providence Journal Government News
3 weeks 1 hour ago
Deepwater Wind to invest $250 million in Rhode Island to build utility-scale offshore wind farm
Providence Journal Environment
3 weeks 1 hour ago
A Trip on the Marjorie: Cuba and Jamaica, 1900
Blithewold Garden Blog
3 weeks 4 hours ago
12-Year-Old Marjorie Van Wickle’s Dress, c1895
Blithewold Garden Blog
3 weeks 5 hours ago
April 21, 2018: Renewable Energy Makes History in New England/CLF
Renewable Now
3 weeks 6 hours ago
Stuff the Truck- Clothing Drive June 16th & 23rd
Blackstone River Watershed Council News
3 weeks 8 hours ago
Join us at Five Guys in Lincoln June 13th
Blackstone River Watershed Council News
3 weeks 8 hours ago
Raimondo, DEM, Partners Announce Over $210,000 In Grants To Local Food Businesses
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
3 weeks 16 hours ago
VIDEO: Raimondo Announces Her Re-Election Campaign
Go Local Politics
3 weeks 16 hours ago
Cicilline, House Colleagues Demand Ethics Investigation Into Trump’s China Ties
Go Local Politics
3 weeks 17 hours ago
Pilot Bike Share Coming to Newport • June 9 – 10th
RI Bicycle Coalition
3 weeks 21 hours ago
Bike to Newport Polo
RI Bicycle Coalition
3 weeks 21 hours ago
Celebrating together
RI Foundation News
3 weeks 1 day ago
Celebrating together
RI Foundation Blog
3 weeks 1 day ago
My Turn: Scott Wolf: R.I.'s 'Wild West' of renewable energy
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 1 day ago
My Turn: Laura Calenda: Most homeless are working poor
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 1 day ago
Pilot Bike Share Coming to Newport • June 9 – 10th
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
3 weeks 1 day ago
My Turn: Robert Cushman: Avedisian leaves Warwick sinking fast
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 1 day ago
My Turn: Felicia Nimue Ackerman: How to stay out of a retirement community
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 1 day ago
Bike to Newport Polo
Bike Newport RI -- Rack & Roll Blog
3 weeks 1 day ago
Arthur I. Cyr: The essence of Memorial Day
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 1 day ago
April 21, 2018: Renewable Energy Makes History in New England
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
3 weeks 1 day ago
An Apple Shows Just How Broken Our Food System Is/HuffPost
Renewable Now
3 weeks 1 day ago
RI Seafood Company: New MA Offshore Wind Farm Could Jeopardize Squid Fishery
RI Public Radio Environment News
3 weeks 1 day ago
RI Offshore Wind Announcement Surprises Many, But Gov. Denies Lack Of Transparency
RI Public Radio Environment News
3 weeks 1 day ago
EXCLUSIVE: Chafee Out of U.S. Senate Race
Go Local Politics
3 weeks 1 day ago
Riley: The State Should Intervene in Providence - Hartford Style
Go Local Politics
3 weeks 1 day ago
Horowitz: Americans Are Becoming More Concerned About Internet’s Societal Impact
Go Local Politics
3 weeks 1 day ago
Water for the needy, in memory of a mom
Catholic Ecology
3 weeks 1 day ago
States like Mass. look to repeal laws capping welfare to children
Providence Journal Government News
3 weeks 1 day ago
My Turn: Poorly educated get R.I. diplomas
Providence Journal Commentary
3 weeks 2 days ago

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