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

 
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Your garden needs soil amendments. Here's where pros suggest you buy them 2.10.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Here's where the experts go to get their garden amendments, served up with a more personalized shopping experience.

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Farmers Are Plagued by Debt and Climate Crisis. Trump Has Made Things Worse. 26.9.2020 Truthout.com
Experts suggest that the U.S. must urgently look inward to address its own climate-related food security ...
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Trump Is Losing Farmer Support in Climate Crisis. Will They Swing the Election? 23.9.2020 Truthout.com
Amid the worsening climate crisis, farmers’ support for Trump has fallen from 89 percent to 71 percent since ...
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Feds’ plan to allow more drilling in western Colorado nets second lawsuit 16.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
More conservation groups are suing the Bureau of Land Management over a management plan opening public lands in southwest Colorado to drilling.
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Early September frost jeopardized a peak month for Front Range farmers. Here’s how you can help. 15.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
At local farms, crews scrambled to collect all of the tomatoes, peppers and more, a month ahead of schedule.
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You can feel less guilty about flying to Aspen now, thanks to a carbon-offset program 4.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
Skip the traffic on I-70 and a take a carbon-offset flight to Aspen.
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Plague Comforts: Planning a Commune 4.9.2020 Mother Jones
An occasional series about stuff that’s getting us through a pandemic. More here. I have a theory that all female group chats end up in the same conversation: planning a commune. I’ve seen it start a number of ways. A photo of the extravagant meal one of us cooked leads to a spoken desire to host […]
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Fracking Company Has Made It Rain Toxic Water Upon New Mexico Without Penalty 2.9.2020 Truthout.com
Fracking Company Has Made It Rain Toxic Water Upon New Mexico Without Penalty
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Future of Denver’s iconic Mercury Cafe uncertain, local creatives stepping up to help 19.8.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
"Giving back to the person and the space that has held us and nurtured us feels so vital to me. It's about giving back to the space that's given so much to Denver and has done it with a really clear intention."
Community-Based Farms Rise to the Occasion as Big Food Supply Chains Stall 15.8.2020 Truthout.com
Community farms have been able to reorient marketing and production to serve the urgent needs of their ...
Europe's earliest bone tools found in Britain 12.8.2020 BBC: Science
Archaeologists say they've discovered the earliest known bone tools in Europe.
'People told me my plans for a skincare firm were crazy' 10.8.2020 BBC: Front Page
When Tata Harper was setting up her US cosmetics brand, she was told it would never work.
Greenback returns: How dollar stores came back to Cuba 2.8.2020 BBC: World
The Cuban government is allowing its citizens to use the currency of its ideological enemy.
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Colorado’s hottest grain is gluten-free, nutrient-dense, great in beer and about to be your new fav pantry staple 30.7.2020 Denver Post: Entertainment
“I don’t know what millet is, but I like it.”
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This farmer in Pomona will inspire you to plant your own garden, no matter how small 28.7.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Farmer Rishi Kumar grows top-tier fruits and offers gardening tips on Instagram: "Gardening is such an important way of connecting with the earth, connecting with ourselves and eating well."

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Nasa Mars rover: How Perseverance will hunt for signs of past life 24.7.2020 BBC: World
If there was life on Mars, how will the US space agency's next robot rover recognise it?
You see the warnings everywhere. But does Prop. 65 really protect you? 23.7.2020 LA Times: Business

The profusion of warnings stemming from California's landmark consumer safety law has left shoppers over-warned, under-informed and potentially unprotected, a Times investigation has found.

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Burger King addresses climate change by changing cows’ diets 14.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Burger King has rebalanced the diet of some of the cows by adding lemon grass in a bid to limit bovines contributions to climate change.
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Denver has a new farmers market, and it’s ‘pay-how-you-can’ 2.7.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Food insecurity is a major issue in the pandemic. This new market is the latest effort to address it.
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Container enthusiasm: How to grow lockdown veg in a tiny space 21.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
The lockdown gardening boom has become a phenomenon but how do you join if you don't have a garden?
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