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: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-National
Category: Air :: Air Policy
Last updated: Nov 30 2020 01:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 11,678    
Suncor refinery north of Denver faces state review of outdated permits, plans $300 million push to be “better not bigger” 29.11.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Suncor's refinery malfunctioned 108 times over the past five years. That's an average of about one breakdown every three weeks -- visible when putrid yellow grit wafts over Denver.
Also found in: [+]
Emissions are down and cap-and-trade revenue is up, but California’s Scoping Plan must accelerate climate ambition 25.11.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Recent California climate news is about the past, present, and future of climate policy. Last month the state released their 2018 emissions inventory, showing a decline in transportation emissions. Today, results of the most recent Western Climate Initiative cap-and-trade auction were released and show a rebound in demand for allowances despite the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, […]
Also found in: [+]
The fossil fuel industry wants you to believe it's good for people of color 23.11.2020 LA Times: Environment

The climate crisis disproportionately harms Black people, Latinos and Native Americans. But oil and gas supporters are trying to claim the moral high ground.

Also found in: [+]
The lame-duck Trump EPA is rushing to finish its health-harming agenda. Here’s what’s in danger. 20.11.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
On Election Day, Americans rejected the Trump administration and its relentless assault on our health and environment. But now Trump’s EPA administrator, Andrew Wheeler, is rushing to finish a flurry of rules before Inauguration Day – rules that are a threat to the health of the American people, and rules that EDF is prepared to […]
Also found in: [+]
How Europe's Wood Pellet Appetite Worsens Environmental Racism in the US South 10.11.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

In 2013, when Enviva Biomass opened a new plant near Belinda Joyner's community in Northampton County, North Carolina, she already knew what to expect. As the Northeast Organizer for Clean Water for North Carolina, she'd met with residents of a small, majority Black town called Ahoskie, 40 miles from her home. Enviva had built its first North Carolina plant there two years before.

Also found in: [+]
Colorado regulators give initial OK to ban on flaring of oil, gas wells to curb methane pollution 6.11.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Under rules given preliminary approval Thursday, Colorado will be one of only two states to prohibit  companies from routinely venting and flaring natural gas from well sites.
Also found in: [+]
If offered Biden's lead EPA role, Mary Nichols would say yes 30.10.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
If offered Biden's lead EPA role, Mary Nichols would say yes Katie Fehrenbacher Fri, 10/30/2020 - 03:00 The Presidential election looming next week could change everything for the future of the environment, clean air and the markets contributing to the clean economy. And if Vice President Joe Biden wins, there's a chance it could change everything for California's clean air chief Mary Nichols, too.  Bloomberg recently reported that Nichols, the retiring chair of the California Air Resources Board,  was on a shortlist to run the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency if Biden wins the election next week. Others on the list for EPA head, or other environmental roles, include Mississippi environmentalist and former regional EPA administrator Heather McTeer Toney, Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Connecticut regulator Dan Esty, according to the report.  During an interview at the VERGE 20 conference on Thursday , Nichols responded to a question about the report, by saying this: I am one of the people who ...
Also found in: [+]
D.C. Circuit Sets Accelerated Briefing Schedule in Case against Trump EPA Rollback of Methane Pollution Standards 28.10.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
D.C. Circuit Sets Accelerated Briefing Schedule in Case against Trump EPA Rollback of Methane Pollution Standards
Also found in: [+]
Polluted Air and Water Is a Racial Justice Issue. Let’s Fight it that Way. 26.10.2020 THE CITY FIX
Around the world, communities of color and marginalized groups disproportionately feel the effects of pollution and other environmental impacts. Whether it’s residents living along the polluted Cooum River in Chennai, India; Louisiana’s petrochemical-dense Cancer Alley; Thailand’s toxic hot spot Map Ta Phut Industrial ...
Also found in: [+]
Pollution Is a Racial Justice Issue. Let’s Fight it that Way. 22.10.2020 WRI Stories
Print Nangsao Witlawan, a resident of Thailand's Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate, where pollution contaminates nearby wells with mercury and other toxins. Photo by Laura Villadiego Around the world, communities of color and marginalized groups disproportionately feel the effects of pollution and other environmental impacts. Whether it’s residents living along the polluted Cooum River in Chennai, India ; Louisiana’s petrochemical-dense Cancer Alley ; Thailand’s toxic hot spot Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate ; or children living near a battery recycling factory in Naucalpan De Juárez, Mexico , environmental racism has long exposed poor people and people of color to dangerously high levels of lead, contaminated water and bad air . These communities suffer from high incidences of related ailments, such as cancer and asthma. Many have also witnessed the desecration of cultural landmarks . A Natural Resources Defense Council report issued last year, Watered Down Justice,  found that race is the factor that bears ...
Also found in: [+]
Dreams of a Red Emperor: The relentless rise of Xi Jinping 22.10.2020 LA Times: Nation

China's paramount leader, Xi Jinping, sees himself as a savior, anointed to steer the Communist Party and China away from corruption and foreign influence, into a 'new era' of prosperity, power and political devotion. Whether his vision matches reality is another question.

Also found in: [+]
Europe’s wood pellet market is worsening environmental racism in the American South 21.10.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Europe’s wood pellet market is worsening environmental racism in the American South Danielle Purifoy Wed, 10/21/2020 - 00:45 This story was originally published by Southerly , in partnership with Scalawag and Environmental Health News for its Powerlines series, which looks at climate change, justice, and infrastructure in the American South. The series is supported by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University, and is part of their  POWER project .  In 2013, when Enviva Biomass opened a new plant near Belinda Joyner’s community in Northampton County, North Carolina, she already knew what to expect. As the Northeast Organizer for  Clean Water for North Carolina , she’d met with residents of a small, majority Black town called Ahoskie, 40 miles from her home. Enviva had built its  first North Carolina plant  there two years before.  The corporation, which manufactures wood pellets as a purportedly renewable alternative to coal, did what most industries do in ...
Also found in: [+]
California's greenhouse gas emissions rose slightly in 2018 20.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

Pollution overall remained well below the 2020 climate target, which the state hit four years early, in 2016.

Also found in: [+]
176 Groups Urge State to Maintain Environmental Funding to Create Jobs and Restart the Economy 16.10.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
176 Groups Urge State to Maintain Environmental Funding to Create Jobs and Restart the Economy
Also found in: [+]
EDF, Allies Defend States’ Clean Car Authority to D.C. Circuit 14.10.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF, Allies Defend States’ Clean Car Authority to D.C. Circuit
Also found in: [+]
New Mexico’s opportunity to deliver on its bold climate goals 14.10.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
In southeastern New Mexico, farmers saw temperatures that averaged seven degrees above normal in July. In Santa Fe, a wildfire charred five square miles on the outskirts of town and darkened skies for weeks. And currently, nearly three-fourths of the state is experiencing severe drought, as state officials grapple with plans to ensure critical water […]
Also found in: [+]
The Chamber of Commerce’s latest amicus brief obstructs climate progress 13.10.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
The Chamber of Commerce’s latest amicus brief obstructs climate progress
Also found in: [+]
EDF Calls on OECD for Bold Leadership in Green Finance 9.10.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF Calls on OECD for Bold Leadership in Green Finance
Also found in: [+]
Bill Barr Is Using an Old Voter Suppression Tactic. Don’t Fall for It. 9.10.2020 Mother Jones
A pattern has emerged in recent years that’s easy to spot. Right before an election, Republican officials in battleground states announce voter fraud investigations. The goal is obvious: suppressing turnout. But what’s new this year is that it this underhanded tactic is being employed by the president and the Justice Department. The DOJ has long […]
Also found in: [+]
Analysis: North Carolina can curb emissions and reduce costs through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative 5.10.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
As North Carolina Governor Cooper considers policies to reach the state’s climate goals, analysis from EDF and M.J. Bradley & Associates shows that joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) can help get the job done. RGGI would significantly reduce climate-warming pollution in North Carolina by capping and reducing power sector carbon emissions. The analysis […]
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 11,678