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: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Species
Last updated: Dec 25 2018 10:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Online misinformation has caused an unlikely disaster in the real world: biological invasion 30.12.2020 Scroll.in
Canadian goldenrod, an incredibly harmful weed, has spread worldwide because of the false belief that its honey is a ‘superfood’.
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Butterfly parks help in increasing awareness – but not in conservation 28.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Butterflies are losing habitat despite the parks set by Indian cities.
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Uttarakhand is mapping snakes and training local communities to reduce conflict between them 27.12.2020 Scroll.in
The nature of human-snake conflict in the mountains is different from that in the plains.
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The story of the glow in the Arabian Sea’s dark waters has its beginnings in the Himalayas 22.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Over the past few years, large-scale noctiluca blooms have been occurring with almost seasonal regularity.
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In parts of South India, herds of bison are coming out of forests to forage in farms 15.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Gaurs are increasingly being found outside protected areas.
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Call for Ramsar Site status to Son Beel 15.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Call for Ramsar Site status to Son Beel
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The Indian Ocean is a rich historical archive – on the surface and below it 10.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
While the uniquely well-travelled surface of the ocean has received much attention, its depths barely register in the cultural or historical imagination.
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India accelerates its age of ecological annihilation 3.12.2020 Scroll.in
By destroying its last wild areas, India is endangering the future of its people, forests and water sources to deliver questionable, short-term gains to a few.
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Increased human actions on the Indian side of the Pangong lake are making its water cloudy 1.12.2020 Scroll.in
Experts decode change in the lake's ecosystem by studying the composition of bacterial communities in water and sediments near its shore.
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Meet Kavitha Kuruganti, the farmers' champion 27.11.2020 Rediff: News
Kavitha Kuruganti has been fighting for decades to ensure farmers are respected and get their due from the Indian nation. In order to ensure they don't struggle for a living, she works to ensure sustainable farm livelihoods and farmers' rights.
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Counterpoint: Government has not misled Parliament on wildlife decline 18.11.2020 Scroll.in
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change responds to an article on the status of India’s bird population.
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While India’s wildlife is declining, its environment ministry remains in denial 11.11.2020 Scroll.in
India is among nations most threatened by biodiversity loss, yet the Centre obscures data and allows exploitation of environmentally sensitive areas.
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Used plastic masks and gloves are making their way into water bodies across India 2.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Inadequate biomedical waste treatment plants and an ineffective waste disposal system in the country is posing a serious threat to marine species.
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Meet the young engineer who gave up his plush job to revive the wetlands in Greater Noida 29.10.2020 Scroll.in
Ramveer Tanwar’s work is an important step towards ensuring water security in a region where urbanisation has run rampant.
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The slow disappearance of a lake in Bihar has pitted two castes against each other 27.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The fishing community, or Sahnis, wants to safeguard the shrinking lake, while the landlords, or Bhumihars, want to use the land it covers for agriculture.
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If we care about animal rights, we must reimagine language to create a world that is truly just 24.10.2020 Scroll.in
Everywhere, names are being changed, narratives reframed, marginalised groups are being empowered using language. This must happen for animal rights too.
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State’s wetlands undergoing rapid degradation: Study 11.10.2020 The Assam Tribune
State’s wetlands undergoing rapid degradation: Study
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This anthology opposes the delusional and self-destructive tyranny of the vampiric global system 5.10.2020 Scroll.in
Ranjit Hoskote’s foreward to a collection of writings from India on climate change.
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Respecting rights of animals vital for peaceful co-existence: Forest Minister 3.10.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Respecting rights of animals vital for peaceful co-existence: Forest Minister
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Respecting the rights of animals vital for ecological balance: Forest Minister 3.10.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Respecting the rights of animals vital for ecological balance: Forest Minister
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