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-Regional
Category: Climate Change :: Climate Change Science
Last updated: Dec 17 2018 04:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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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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Today’s wildfire modeling ‘just sucks’ for flames fueled by climate change 19.10.2020 High Country News Most Recent
How scientists use models to understand blazes — and where those models fall short.
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s shaky claims on virus, Dem misfires 12.10.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Impatient to return to the campaign trail, President Donald Trump dubiously claimed he’s fully recovered and immune from COVID-19, hailed a cure that isn’t so and declared the coronavirus is “disappearing” even as cases spiked.
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Extreme heat is here, and it’s deadly 1.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Gearing up for the fight against a new climate enemy.
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Global warming is driving polar bears toward extinction, researchers say 21.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Global Warming Is Driving Polar Bears Toward Extinction, Researchers Say
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Rich people in Colorado, U.S. spew more carbon pollution at home than poor 21.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Rich Americans produce nearly 25% more heat-trapping gases than poorer people at home, according to a comprehensive study of U.S. residential carbon footprints.
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‘What choice do we have?’ 1.7.2020 High Country News Most Recent
As the Arctic warms, the Inupiat adapt.
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Fast-growing Western cities face megadrought 8.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Eleven states and northern Mexico will likely experience a drought more severe than any since the 1500s.
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Billions projected to suffer nearly unlivable heat in 2070 5.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
In just 50 years, 2 billion to 3.5 billion people, mostly the poor who can’t afford air conditioning, will be living in a climate that historically has been too hot to handle, a new study said.
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Climate warming may hit Colorado River Basin farmers hardest as shrinking snowpack leads to less irrigation water 21.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado River Basin farmers will be hardest hit by climate warming, along with food growers in Central Asia and the southern Andes, due to high dependence on shrinking snow as a source of irrigation water, new research has found.
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Colorado sees “significant declines” in air pollution as coronavirus ramps down driving, industrial activity 5.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
At least temporarily, air pollution that hurts human lungs has decreased sharply along Colorado's Front Range as the novel coronavirus spreads.
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Fires set stage for irreversible forest losses in Australia 20.1.2020 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Australia’s forests are burning at a rate unmatched in modern times and scientists say the landscape is being permanently altered as a warming climate brings profound changes to the island continent.
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What’s polluting Colorado’s air? 125 million tons a year of heat-trapping and hazardous gases 19.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The air pollution that people in Colorado inhale each day comes from myriad sources: factories, cars, buildings and homes, fossil fuel facilities, cattle feedlots.
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Earth just had its hottest decade on record 16.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday.
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Letters: Study the science of wolf reintroduction; The cost of climate change; Broncos dissed by HOF; Vote for the economy (1/13/20) 14.1.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Study the science of wolf reintroduction Re: “Evidence of wolves living here,” Jan. 9 news story I applaud recent observations of wolves returning to northwest Colorado. This is certainly not unexpected as wolves continue to expand their territory south. This is what wolves do. I am aware that not all folks, especially ranchers, are happy […]
Q&A: How climate change, other factors stoke Australia fires 8.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Australia's unprecedented wildfires are supercharged thanks to climate change, the type of trees catching fire and weather, experts say.
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Colorado rethinks dam safety as climate change heightens risk for state’s 27 “unsatisfactory” structures 1.12.2019 Denver Post: Local
A Denver Post examination of state records and interviews with dam safety officials found that, among 432 high-hazard dams statewide where failure likely would kill people, 27 are rated by state inspectors as unsatisfactory. A dozen have been classified that way for more than five years, records show.
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Coloradans favor free trade and strong defense spending 5.11.2019 Denver Post: Business
To the degree they track U.S. foreign policy, Coloradans view global trade as a net positive, support strong defense spending and are divided when it comes to energy policy and climate change.
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Facing unbearable heat, Qatar has begun to air condition the outdoors 21.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
It was 116 degrees Fahrenheit (46.7 degrees Celsius) in the shade outside the new Al Janoub soccer stadium, and the air felt to air-conditioning expert Saud Ghani as if God had pointed "a giant hair dryer" at Qatar.
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