On Jan 2 2021, the newsrack service has been shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it was time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

This is an archive of previously crawled content that will be kept around for a few weeks.

 
User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Dec 26 2018 11:33 IST RSS 2.0
 
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India is planning a ‘green city’ powered by renewable energy in every state 30.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
A concept note suggests picking either the capital city or a renowned tourist area and combining all existing schemes that promote the adoption of green energy.
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California sues to recover costs for Exide lead cleanup, but community still wants justice 19.12.2020 LA Times: Environment

Years after pledging action, California regulators have filed suit against companies connected to the contaminated Exide Technologies plant in Vernon.

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Toxic waste secretly dumped into Vishwamitri 19.12.2020 Vadodara News, Latest Gujarat news, Vadodara News Headlines & Live Updates - Times of India
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Developer had big plans for land polluted by the steel industry on Chicago’s Southeast Side. Instead, he flipped the property for millions, and now taxpayers likely will pay for the cleanup. 5.12.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A Tribune investigation found Donald Schroud left behind some of the most toxic land in the city, setting back for decades the renewal of neighborhoods devastated by layoffs and lost retirement benefits when steel companies abandoned Chicago.
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Southeast Side superfund site 4.12.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Chicago's newest Superfund site
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Calls for better deal for Arcadia pension holders 2.12.2020 BBC: Business
Labour says pension scheme members "should not pay the price of Sir Philip Green's greed".
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Letters to the Editor: Joe Biden will bring swamp creatures back to Washington. That's a good thing 29.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A swamp is a wonderful, biodiverse region that teems with life. What Trump had was a toxic-waste dump full of wealthy grifters.

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A harsh reality in coal country - with or without Trump 25.11.2020 BBC: World
Built on coal, Colstrip has been under threat for years. It may not matter who sits in the Oval Office.
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Watch: Horrifying scene of toxic foam floating on river Yamuna in Delhi 21.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The high phosphate content of industrial waste at Kalindi Kunj is responsible.
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NGT-appointed panel for legal action against OIL 5.11.2020 The Assam Tribune
NGT-appointed panel for legal action against OIL
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Letters to the Editor: Why fund space exploration when we have Super Fund sites off our coast? 30.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

That DDT was dumped off the Southern California coast for decades shows how little we know about our planet's own marine ecosystems.

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EPA says it has finished cleanup at Superfund site near Gary/Chicago International Airport 29.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The cleanup at Midco II, 5900 Industrial Highway, included consolidating and covering contaminated soil and sentiment on-site, addressing soil vapors and treating contaminated groundwater.
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'I went to school and woke up in intensive care' 26.10.2020 BBC: World
Some children who fell seriously ill in Malaysia when they inhaled toxic gases in 2019 say they are still suffering.
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Editorial: California failed the communities around Exide. This cannot happen again 21.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A bankruptcy court let Exide walk away from its toxic contamination. California leaders cannot let this happen again.

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Letters to the Editor: Exide is getting away with polluting minority neighborhoods. That's unconscionable 20.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Allowing Exide to abandon its battery plant sets a terrible precedent by sticking California taxpayers will the cleanup bill.

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Meghalaya to probe reported toxic waste leakage 17.10.2020 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya to probe reported toxic waste leakage
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Court allows Exide to abandon a toxic site in Vernon. Taxpayers will fund the cleanup 17.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

A bankruptcy court says Exide Technologies can abandon its toxic battery recycling plant in Vernon, leaving a massive cleanup to California taxpayers.

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Morrisons and Waitrose ditch glitter for Christmas 15.10.2020 BBC: Business
The supermarkets won't use glitter in own-brand crackers and cards as part of sustainability efforts.
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Air pollution in winter could exacerbate the severity and spread of coronavirus in South Asia 14.10.2020 Scroll.in
Long-term exposure to pollutants before the pandemic may be associated with severe symptoms from Covid-19 and a greater risk of death.
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At federal hearing, community outrage over plan to abandon Exide battery plant 14.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

Residents blast bankruptcy plan by battery recycler Exide to abandon its Vernon plant, which is blamed for polluting neighborhoods with lead.

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