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: Biodiversity-Independent
Category: Problems :: Species Loss
Last updated: Dec 19 2018 16:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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High Country News associate editor wins AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award 11.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Maya Kapoor won a silver in magazine writing for a feature story about the federally threatened Yaqui catfish.
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Southwest experiences mass bird die-off 18.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
‘To see this many individuals and species dying is a national tragedy.’
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Am I an invasive species? 9.7.2020 Current Issue
How COVID-19 and ‘murder hornets’ compelled a writer to rethink invasions.
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The only catfish native to the Western U.S. is running out of water 1.7.2020 Current Issue
The Yaqui catfish was going extinct. Then came the border wall.
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Chefs could be the missing ingredient to circular food systems 22.6.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Chefs could be the missing ingredient to circular food systems Lauren Phipps Mon, 06/22/2020 - 01:00 It’s often said that the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach. The same principle could apply to fixing the broken food system.  Food loss and waste, the carbon-intensive production and distribution of food, hunger and food deserts: These are just a few inefficient and unequal outcomes of today’s global food system. The principles of a circular economy offer a helpful framework to envision a more resilient and regenerative alternative — and chefs might be the missing ingredient to successfully realizing a new model.  "When you talk about biodiversity and conservation, there is no value," said prominent Brazilian chef Alex Atala, who runs the world-renowned restaurant D.O.M. in São Paulo. "When you taste biodiversity, there’s a new meaning and new value."  Atala was one of four chefs tuning in from around the world who spoke about cultivating a circular economy for food during the Ellen MacArthur ...
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How the pandemic will set back environmental science 24.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Across the Western U.S., researchers are worried about unmonitored threatened species.
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Biodiversity, pandemics and the circle of life 20.4.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Addressing biodiversity, like so many other things, seems to have been shunted aside by the coronavirus outbreak. It would make much more sense to keep it front and center.
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In semi-arid Africa, farmers are transforming the 'underground forest' into life-giving trees 9.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Revitalization of a traditional agricultural practice known as farmer managed natural regeneration is bringing new life to millions of acres of degraded land while boosting food, fuel, habitat and carbon storage.
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Protecting tropics could save half of species on brink, report says 27.3.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Local farmers could be part of the key to helping to prevent extinction.
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Destroying habitats has opened a Pandora's box for new diseases to emerge 24.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The novel coronavirus outbreak may be just the beginning of mass pandemics.
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The hidden risks nature loss poses for businesses 16.3.2020 GreenBiz.com
Over $44 trillion of economic value generation, more than half the world’s total GDP, is moderately or highly dependent on nature.
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Can the private sector make it a super year for nature? 9.3.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Biodiversity crisis is gaining traction in the private sector but a big disparity still exists between knowledge and action on climate and biodiversity.
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Helen Crowley on the role of business in biodiversity and conservation 4.3.2020 GreenBiz.com
Biodiversity is fundamental to human well-being and a healthy planet, but biodiversity loss and species extinction is currently happening at an alarming rate. According to a draft plan from the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, world leaders must enact protections for at least 30 percent of the world's land and oceans in the next decade to protect current biodiversity levels and avert the extinction of many species. But we shouldn’t stop there, of course.
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Biodiversity and business: 4 things you need to know for 2020 5.2.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Companies need biodiversity. Most are just recognizing that.
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Trend: Companies warm to nature-based solutions 27.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
More than 350 companies have made commitments to help reverse nature loss and restore vital natural systems on which economic activity depends.
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Could abandoned agricultural lands help save the planet? 14.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Some researchers contend there is an opportunity for ecological restoration that could help fight climate change and stem the loss of biodiversity.
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From coffee to cosmetics, companies are looking for ways to protect the plants their products are made from 6.12.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
As crop varieties disappear, boosting biodiversity becomes smart business.
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How US colonialism affects Indigenous peoples’ stewardship and access to food 9.11.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
From ceremonies to harvesting and food storage, to political leadership, to gender relations, indigenous groups have detailed understandings of how design societal institutions to support resilience. But colonialism changed that.
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There’s nuance behind the recent bird decline study 30.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The journal Science documented an estimated total loss of 2.9 billion birds. But is that the whole picture?
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Can the gene editing technology CRISPR help reduce biodiversity loss worldwide? 20.9.2019 GreenBiz.com
Though scientists are optimistic that CRISPR could help, they also emphasize caution and community engagement in order to get it right.
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