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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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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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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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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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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Mumbai’s Coastal Road: Making land in a drowning city 31.8.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Last fortnight, the Supreme Court conceded that the project is not exempt from environmental and wildlife clearances. Nevertheless, reclamation work continues.
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Why are clothes sizes so erratic and can they be fixed? 25.8.2020 BBC: Technology
New apps use your phone to record your dimensions and recommend what size to buy at shops.
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Editorial: California has the cure for the plastic plague. Let's use it 23.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the plastic trash problem. California lawmakers have the solution, and they can't put if off any longer.

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Memoir: Trade union activist Ilina Sen on life, co-workers and camaraderie in Chhattisgarh 10.8.2020 Scroll.in
Ilina Sen died in Kolkata on August 9 at the age of 69.
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Denver’s war on plastics: Another casualty of COVID-19 29.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
As people continue to work and play at home, Denver residents create more trash and that's pushing the city's solid waste division to keep up.
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For countries like India, tackling antibiotic resistance is key to preventing the next pandemic 13.6.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The risk is higher in countries with inadequate basic water, hygiene and sanitation infrastructure.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is unleashing a tidal wave of plastic waste 13.6.2020 LA Times: Nation

Activists worry that all those coronavirus masks, medical kits, takeout containers and grocery bags are setting back a global fight to curb single-use plastic.

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First-of-its-kind clean hydrogen plant planned for Los Angeles County 20.5.2020 LA Times: Business

The green technology caught the attention of R. Rex Parris, a Republican mayor in Southern California.

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Methane observing firm eyes UK for key base 14.5.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Canadian firm GHGSat, which carries out methane monitoring from space, looks to set up a UK hub.
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