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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.

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User: demo Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Forest
Last updated: Dec 25 2018 21:19 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Lake Michigan is known for its sandy shores. But surging water levels have left officials scrambling for new ways to protect them. 20.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Rising temperatures, precipitation and human development across the Great Lakes basin have changed Lake Michigan, affecting millions along its coast.
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Letters to the Editor: Climate change has finally come for ancient Sequoia trees. That's devastating 19.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Controlled forest burns will help, but what will really save California's giant Sequoia trees is reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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CU researchers link prehistoric wildfires to climate change 15.11.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
University of Colorado Boulder researchers have found that climate change spurred wildfires across much of the planet millions of years ago, with implications that human-caused climate change could have similar impacts in the future.
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Letters to the Editor: Don't let climate change take California's irreplaceable redwoods 13.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Hopefully, the prospect of forever losing Big Basin Redwoods State Park will turn more Californians into climate activists.

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Climate change: Protecting the rainforest through your shopping basket 11.11.2020 BBC: Science
Green groups welcome the UK's plan to outlaw the import of food and other goods from protected areas.
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US election 2020: Does climate change impact the vote? 2.11.2020 BBC: World
Two Republicans, one Democrat and one independent voter talk about climate change.
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The politics of climate change are shifting in Colorado 1.11.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Despite increasing acceptance of the science of climate change across the state, what to do about it remains a politically sensitive question.
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Op-Ed: The Golden State treescape wasn't made to last 1.11.2020 LA Times: Environment

Amid the worst fire season on record, Californians have to learn to take the long view.

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Climate change: China's forest carbon uptake 'underestimated' 28.10.2020 BBC: Front Page
Scientists put new numbers of Chinese trees' ability to pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
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As Colorado wildfires burn, fears that climate change is causing “multi-level emergency” mount 25.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
The record-breaking forest fires burning in Colorado even as winter sets in are the latest sign climate change is hitting the West hard, causing scientists to up their rhetoric and warn it is past time to move beyond planning and start aggressively acting.
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As wildfires explode in the West, Forest Service can't afford prevention efforts 21.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

President Trump has repeatedly said that 'forest management' is the key to preventing out-of-control wildfires. Yet across the West, the government has put on hold millions of acres worth of projects to reduce fire risk.

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Covid: Why bats are not to blame, say scientists 13.10.2020 BBC: Front Page
Bats have been scapegoated by humans for centuries, with Covid only the latest example, say scientists.
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Letters to the Editor: Old-growth forests fight climate change. Ban clearcutting to prevent 'gigafires' 8.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Large, healthy trees filter carbon dioxide out of our atmosphere. We must preserve them by banning clearcutting forests.

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The frightening implications of California's first million-acre fire 6.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

The August Complex fire has earned 'gigafire' status, offering a terrifying glimpse into how climate change and other factors are worsening California's fire danger.

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Wildfire ravaged this rancher's cattle and maybe his family legacy. He blames politics 3.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

The North Complex fire killed this rancher's herd of cattle, and five generations of a family legacy. He blames forest management, climate change and the politics of division.

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One reason for Northern California's terrible fire season: Less rain than Southern California 2.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

Northern California saw dramatically less rain than Southern California did over the last water year, which ended Wednesday.

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Biodiversity: Why the nature crisis matters, in five graphics 30.9.2020 BBC: Science
Human destruction of nature has led to the extinction of many plants and animals.
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Brazil judge stymies plan to revoke mangrove protection 30.9.2020 BBC: World
Environmentalists feared fragile coastal ecosystems would be destroyed by redevelopment.
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Op-Ed: Don't believe self-serving messengers. Logging will not prevent destructive wildfires 29.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Logging bills, like the one introduced by Sen. Feinstein, are being promoted as solutions. But removing trees could actually make wildfires worse.

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Letters to the Editor: Homes burn because of embers, not trees. Fire policy ignores that 29.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

State and federal policies that emphasize brush clearance in areas prone to wildfires fail to protect homes because they do not focus on embers.

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