On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be 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 is 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.

If you need to access any data, email me: subbu at newsrack.in

 
User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Landfills
Last updated: Nov 27 2020 19:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Sri Lanka digs trench to deter scavenging elephants 27.11.2020 BBC: World
It's hoped the trench will keep the animals out of a rubbish dump which is near a wildlife sanctuary.
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Sri Lanka digs trench to keep elephants away from rubbish dump 26.11.2020 BBC: Front Page
Elephants have been swarming to a landfill site, where they have been eating harmful plastics.
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Video: Massive Landfill Catches Fire In Delhi Amid Air Quality Concerns 25.11.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
A fire broke out at the Ghazipur landfill site in Delhi, adding to the national capital's worsening air quality, officials said on Wednesday. In visuals, plumes of smoke were seen rising from the...
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Colorado recycling drops, and state is working to fix that 22.11.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
From 2018 to 2019, the state’s recycling rate dropped to 15.9% from 17.2%, far below the national average of 35%, according to an annual report released by Eco-Cycle and the Colorado Public Interest Research Group.
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How a new type of glove can reduce environmental damage 22.11.2020 BBC: Front Page
Scientists at Cranfield University in Bedfordshire have developed a new type of latex.
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UK climate plan: what do the terms mean? 18.11.2020 BBC: Front Page
Ahead of a UK plan to reach "net zero", we guide you through some of the key terms in climate change.
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How to move as safely as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic 11.11.2020 LA Times: Health

Whether you're moving yourself or hiring professionals, here are some recommendations on how to move during the pandemic.

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Stubble Burning Not Only Reason For Delhi's Air Pollution, Says Data 26.10.2020 NDTV News - Cities
Concerns over Delhi's annual air pollution problem usually focus on stubble burning in neighbouring Punjab and Haryana but data suggests that while this contributes to the problem it is not the main...
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Coronavirus: Face masks are worsening Earth’s waste problem. Here’s how you can help 17.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
From a purely environmental perspective, owning multiple reusable face masks, and machine-washing them together, is the best option.
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Delhi’s air quality in ‘poor’ category for sixth consecutive day 12.10.2020 Scroll.in
A government-run monitoring agency said the air quality index was likely to improve slightly in the coming days due to a change in the wind direction.
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Editorial: Don't despair. California's fight against plastic trash is far from over 8.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The failure of a landmark plastic pollution bill in the Legislature in August was a setback, but not the end of the effort to reduce plastic trash.

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Rescuers Dig Through Ahmedabad's Trash Dump For 12-Year-Old "Rag Picker" 28.9.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Rescuers searched frantically Monday for a 12-year-old girl believed buried for two days under a vast garbage heap which collapsed while she was scavenging in Gujarat's Ahmedabad.
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Bandhwari Landfill: Haryana's Mega-Dump And Its Threat To The Aravallis 25.9.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Every day, a steaming load of garbage arrives at Bandhwari, one of the biggest landfills in north India. Hundreds of trees have been cut down to accommodate the noxious 2,000 tonnes of unsegregated...
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How Water Can Help Boost Immunity? Expert Reveals 23.9.2020 NDTV Food - Latest
Water for Immunity: Sufficient intake of water throughout the day helps you to ward off any kind of ailments.
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She was afraid of growing food — until the pandemic pushed her to do it 23.9.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Jamie Williams turned a tiny strip of dirt outside her apartment into an edible garden. You can tour it online during the LA Design Festival.

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Satellite achieves sharp-eyed view of methane 21.9.2020 BBC: Science
A Canadian company debuts a powerful new capability to monitor the potent greenhouse gas.
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Irregular NGOs, shortage of GMC vehicles adding to garbage problem 19.9.2020 The Assam Tribune
Irregular NGOs, shortage of GMC vehicles adding to garbage problem
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Indian Teen Chosen For UN Sustainable Development Goals Programme 18.9.2020 NDTV News - Latest
An 18-year-old from India, Udit Singhal, has been named by the United Nations to the 2020 cohort of young leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals, the highest profile recognition opportunity at...
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Delhi Must Decide If It Needs Government That Advertises Or Works: BJP 11.9.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Gautam Gambhir today said people should decide whether they need a government that spends money on advertisements or one that works.
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Lebanese Recycle Glass From Massive Beirut Port Blast 7.9.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Standing in a pile of broken glass in northern Lebanon, a man heaved shovel-loads of shards -- retrieved from Beirut after the massive explosion at its port -- into a red-hot furnace.
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