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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.

Complicated Hawk Relations
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 3 weeks ago
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 15:42
Kallman, Kislak introduce bill to begin reducing carbon emissions from buildings
Acadia Center News Items
1 month 3 weeks ago
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 09:15
2 Racoons in a Tree
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 3 weeks ago
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 13:13
The Dust Devil
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 3 weeks ago
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 13:12
RIDOT Establishes New Freeway Connection from I-95 to Quonset Business Park
Acadia Center News Items
1 month 3 weeks ago
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 09:08
ReSeeding RI Botanist, Shannon Kingsley to speak at RI Audubon Society Symposium
RI Wild Plant Society News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 22:40
Redtail Soaring
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 3 weeks ago
Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 15:44
Hawk Chows Down
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, February 23, 2024 - 14:44
Five Things to Know About the New Nine-State Heat Pump Pledge 
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 3 weeks ago
Friday, February 23, 2024 - 10:00
A Minute With the Turkey Flock
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 3 weeks ago
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 16:32
How Stronger Laws in Connecticut Can Tackle Food Waste 
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 3 weeks ago
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 16:22
2024 Rhode Island Climate Change and Ocean Protection Youth Education and Workforce Development Act
RI Environmental Education Assn News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 15:07
Connecticut Utilities Want to Invest in More Polluting Gas – at Your Expense
Conservation Law Foundation Scoop
1 month 3 weeks ago
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 10:15
In First Person by Russ Cohen
Ecological Landscape Assn News
1 month 3 weeks ago
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 17:00
2 Woodpeckers
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 3 weeks ago
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 15:33
Redtail works on the Nest
Moshassuck Critters Videos
1 month 4 weeks ago
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 14:13
Time to Comment on the Clean Energy Transition in Massachusetts
Energy Consumers Bulletin
1 month 4 weeks ago
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 16:10
February News from Roger Williams Park Conservancy
Roger Williams Park Botanical Center Conservancy News
1 month 4 weeks ago
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 14:29
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
Farm Fresh RI
1 month 4 weeks ago
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 13:52
MARCH 14: Rhode Island College Compost Conference
RI Food Policy Council (September 2015 -
1 month 4 weeks ago
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 11:28

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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.