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: sattva_1 Topic: environmentset2
Category: awareness
Last updated: Dec 24 2018 13:00 IST RSS 2.0
 
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In a year marked by extreme weather events, India diluted environmental norms and pushed coal 31.12.2020 Scroll.in
The guard rails are being dismantled.
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Great Lakes advocates look to Biden administration to take on climate change: ‘A breath of fresh air’ 24.12.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Much is at stake when it comes to the Great Lakes region. Warming temperatures and more precipitation can mean more flooding. Invasive species threaten to upend ecosystems and toxic algae blooms are intensifying. Human health is at risk if water quality takes a hit.
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Biden names key members of his climate team 18.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Biden names key members of his climate team
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Biden names key members of his climate team 18.12.2020 Rediff: News
The nominees are Congresswoman Deb Haaland as Secretary of Interior, Jennifer Granholm as Energy Secretary, Michael Regan as administrator for Environmental Protection Agency and Brenda Mallory as Chair of the Council of the Council on Environmental Quality.
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Environmental justice groups block Mary Nichols' path to EPA 17.12.2020 LA Times: Environment

Mary Nichols' climate policies made her an environmental celebrity, but her support for California's cap-and-trade program drew opposition.

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Trump administration rushes sale of California oil leases despite certain legal battle 9.12.2020 LA Times: Environment

The Bureau of Land Management is continuing with plans to sell oil leases in California despite opposition from the incoming Biden administration.

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Gurgaon Builder Fined Rs 10.33 Crore For Violating Environmental Laws 4.12.2020 NDTV News - Cities
A committee formed by the National Green Tribunal Friday recommended a penalty of Rs 10.33 crore on a builder for construction in the green area in a housing complex in Gurgaon in violation of...
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L.A. signs off on $1-billion 'mini-city' in the west San Fernando Valley 3.12.2020 LA Times: Business

The Promenade 2035 project will replace a shuttered shopping mall in Warner Center with a new "downtown district" featuring a supermarket, public plazas, high-density housing and a 10,000-seat sports and entertainment venue.

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Green tribunal orders removal of an oil storage facility on Chennai’s ecologically sensitive coast 7.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The tribunal in its order noted that the authorities, including the Union environment ministry, were not justified in clearing such a project.
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For India’s new Clean Air commission to succeed, it must have time-bound, measurable goals 30.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Key to the panel’s effectiveness will be the person appointed to head it.
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China steps up after India fails to sign Teesta water-sharing deal with Bangladesh for a decade 29.9.2020 Scroll.in
Dhaka has received support from Beijing to develop a $1 billion engineering scheme on the river.
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Global climate strikers send out message to govt 26.9.2020 The Assam Tribune
Global climate strikers send out message to govt
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Are this year's wildfires too big for Washington to ignore? 17.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

As wildfires continue their path of destruction through the West, Washington is feeling new urgency to rethink the country's land management policies.

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Here’s How Big Farms Got a Big Government Pass on Air Pollution 16.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity.  On nice days, Elsie Herring can sink back into her porch rocking chair, enjoying the rural property that’s been in her family since 1891. Other days, the wind carries a foul-smelling mist that chokes Herring and coats the pink siding of her home. It’s […]
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Column: Conflict over wildfire causes isn't about politics, but science vs. science denial 15.9.2020 LA Times: Business

The warming trend afflicting California and the West is indisputable, except to those with minds shut tight. That's President Trump in a nutshell.

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‘Illegal mining’ could soon become legal. Modi government gives just 10 days for public feedback 3.9.2020 Scroll.in
Mining companies stand to benefit from one of the amendments being pushed through without proper public consultation.
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Delhi High Court seeks Centre’s stand on plea for 60-day extension to reply to translated EIA draft 31.8.2020 Scroll.in
The petitioner said the government has translated the draft only in a few vernacular languages and not uploaded it on pollution control board websites.
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Mountaineering is a modern invention – and it may be time to stop clamouring for the summit 30.8.2020 Scroll.in
The sport has left landscapes littered and degraded.
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Flipkart Commits To Fully Transition To EVs By 2030 25.8.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
Walmart owned Flipkart has announced a commitment to fully electrify its fleet of vehicles by 2030. The e-commerce giant has announced that it is joining the Climate Group's global initiative EV100...
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Thousands allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic 24.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Thousands of oil and gas operations, government facilities and other sites won permission to stop monitoring for hazardous emissions or otherwise bypass rules intended to protect health and the environment because of the coronavirus outbreak, The Associated Press has found.
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