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: demo Topic: Energy
Category: Hydel
Last updated: Dec 12 2018 19:20 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Trump Admin to Give $1.4 Billion to Try to Revive the Nuclear Power Industry 29.10.2020 Truthout.com
A new study, however, raises serious doubts about the low carbon emissions claimed by proponents of nuclear ...
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River Nile row: Ethiopia bans flights above Grand Renaissance Dam 5.10.2020 BBC: World
It comes a week after Ethiopia's air force warned it would defend the $4.8bn dam against any attack.
The lights went out. Now California might let these gas plants stay open 24.8.2020 LA Times: Business

The gas plant vote Tuesday is the first major energy decision for Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration following this month's blackouts.

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India power plant fire: Nine reported dead in major blaze in Telangana 21.8.2020 BBC: World
The fire reportedly broke out late on Thursday night and burned into Friday, trapping workers.
River Nile dam: Reservoir filling up, Ethiopia confirms 15.7.2020 BBC: World
Officials confirm satellite images showing water levels rising, amid failed talks with Egypt and Sudan.
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A dam on the Nile is making lots of heat but no power 10.7.2020 BBC: World
Egypt sees the dam as an existential threat, while Ethiopia sees it as an existential necessity.
Ugandan floating island causes national power cut 14.4.2020 BBC: World
Parts of the two-acre plant mass in Lake Victoria clogged a turbine in a Ugandan power station.
Climate change: Green energy plant threat to wilderness areas 25.3.2020 BBC: Science
Solar, wind and hydro electric installations are often built in conservation areas.
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Environmental disaster or key to a clean energy future? A new twist on hydropower 5.3.2020 LA Times: Business

Energy companies are scrambling to build 'pumped storage' projects to complement solar and wind farms. Environmentalists are concerned.

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Boulder scientists prove snowmaking potential of cloud seeding 25.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Boulder scientists have for the first time shown conclusively that cloud seeding can enhance snowfall when the conditions are right.
He resisted Obama's war on coal. Now a Trump official, he's excited for clean energy 20.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

Neil Chatterjee, chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, says solar and wind power — and natural gas — are helping address climate change.

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Nile River dam row: Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan make draft deal 16.1.2020 BBC: World
The initial accord eases tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia over control of vital water supplies.
Clean energy plan a focus of Minnesota Senate panel hearing 15.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Differences between Senate Republicans and Gov. Tim Walz over fossil fuels in the state’s electrical energy future are expected to be debated again during the upcoming legislative session.
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Egypt-Ethiopia row: The trouble over a giant Nile dam 13.1.2020 BBC: World
At the heart of the dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt is who has control over Africa's longest river.
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A 3-decade-long water dispute heads to the Supreme Court 7.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Georgia and Florida have been waging a decades-long legal battle over water resources. It's a problem likely to intensify in other areas as the climate warms.
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Climate change: Emissions edge up despite drop in coal 4.12.2019 BBC: Front Page
Emissions of CO2 have risen in 2019, say researchers, as oil and gas use continues to grow.
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Climate change: COP25 talks to open as 'point of no return' in sight 2.12.2019 BBC: World
Politicians and diplomats meet in Spain as scientists and charities say urgent steps are needed.
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Thousands face risk because of aging U.S. dams, including some in Colorado, AP finds 10.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
On a cold morning last March, Kenny Angel got a frantic knock on his door. Two workers from a utility company in northern Nebraska had come with a stark warning: Get out of your house.
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Snowy 2.0: Australia's divisive plan for a vast underground 'battery' 17.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
The Snowy 2.0 project is hugely ambitious - will it solve national energy woes, or is it too risky?
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Hydro company proposes to dam Little Colorado River east of Grand Canyon 9.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

A recently formed Phoenix-based company wants to construct dams for power generation on a tributary of the Colorado River beloved by rafters and canyon adventurers.

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