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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.

DEM Announces Preparations to Keep Rhode Islanders and Visitors Safe from the Impacts of Tropical Storm Henri
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 months 5 days ago
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 16:45
Tracking Brook Trout
Narwhal's Left Tooth
2 months 5 days ago
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 10:52
Mosquito Advisory: State Announces Three More West Nile Virus Findings
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 months 6 days ago
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 16:30
In-Person Sales of Season Beach Parking Passes End August 20
RI Department of Environmental Management Press Releases
2 months 6 days ago
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 15:30
Governor McKee, Rhode Island Foundation announce the final $380,000 in RI Gives Vax Challenge grants as state hits 25,000 new vaccination milestone
RI Governor Press Releases
2 months 1 week ago
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 12:45
Governor McKee, Rhode Island Department of Health, Rhode Island Department of Education, Community Partners Announce Full Schedule of Back-to-School COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
RI Governor Press Releases
2 months 1 week ago
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 12:45
Governor McKee Signs Legislation to Support Local Restaurants
RI Governor Press Releases
2 months 1 week ago
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 15:45
Thanks to rain, it's been a mushroom summer
Narwhal's Left Tooth
2 months 1 week ago
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 15:41
Farming While Black
Ecological Landscape Assn News
2 months 1 week ago
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 11:54
Landscape Brings Beauty and Dignity to Low-Income Housing
Ecological Landscape Assn News
2 months 1 week ago
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 11:52
An Interview With Botanist Walter Kittredge
Ecological Landscape Assn News
2 months 1 week ago
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 11:49
ELA Members’ Favorite Native Plants
Ecological Landscape Assn News
2 months 1 week ago
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 11:30
Third Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Available for Some Immunocompromised Rhode Islanders Beginning August 14
RI Governor Press Releases
2 months 1 week ago
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 11:30
Gardens Are Ephemeral and Transitional
Ecological Landscape Assn News
2 months 1 week ago
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 11:10
RIDOH Recommends Reopening Gooseberry Beach for Swimming
RI Health Department - Beach Monitoring Press Releases
2 months 1 week ago
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 09:00
Just a Thought on Invasives
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
2 months 1 week ago
Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 16:45
Big River Protects Brook Trout
Fish Wrap Writer
2 months 1 week ago
Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 15:28
Gleanings from Headline News – August 2021
Ecological Landscape Assn News
2 months 1 week ago
Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 11:40
ELA News – August 2021
Ecological Landscape Assn News
2 months 1 week ago
Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 11:32
Book Review: Buzz, Sting, Bite: Why We Need Insects
RI Wild Plant Society Feed
2 months 1 week ago
Friday, August 13, 2021 - 21:51

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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.