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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There are more than 221,000 PPP stories in Illinois. Some small businesses got millions. One got $73. 5.12.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
There were more than 221,000 PPP recipients in Illinois. This week we learned their names. Here are a few of their stories.
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A thorny land conservation dispute takes root in the wilds of Tejon Ranch 4.12.2020 LA Times: Environment

Environmentalists sue Tejon Ranch Co., claiming it is improperly withholding funds needed to oversee the conservation of protected lands.

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Governor Wolf Vetoes Bill That Favored Oil Interests Over Public Health and Safety 26.11.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Governor Wolf Vetoes Bill That Favored Oil Interests Over Public Health and Safety
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Policy News: November 9, 2020 9.11.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Join an ESA Webinar Today about the 2020 Election Results Join the Public Affairs Office at 3:00pm eastern for a discussion of the implications for scientific and environmental policy. Vice President Joe Biden Wins Presidential Election Democrats retain majority in the House of Representatives, Senate races in Georgia go to runoffs. ESA ...
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Voter approval of Colorado’s unprecedented wolf reintroduction measure means “paws on the ground” by late 2023 6.11.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado's wolf reintroduction initiative was headed for victory Thursday as opponents conceded defeat and backers hailed the precedent-setting shift of state voters directing their government for the first time to introduce an imperiled species.
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Trump administration lifts endangered species protection for wolves 29.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Trump administration on Thursday ended endangered species protection for gray wolves nationwide, rankling conservationists who contend wolves still are vulnerable -- and raising the stakes in Colorado's wolf reintroduction ballot battle in next week's election.
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Trump administration expected to drop gray wolf from endangered species list 29.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

Federal officials say the gray wolf no longer needs protection. But conservationists disagree and are preparing to challenge the decision in court.

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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 ...
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Virtual cooking program to give Houston students a taste of sustainable Gulf seafood 23.10.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Virtual cooking program to give Houston students a taste of sustainable Gulf seafood
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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 ...
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7 charged in flying squirrel trafficking ring that extended from Florida to Chicago to South Korea, officials say 21.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Seven people have been charged in a Florida-based international flying squirrel trafficking scheme in which thousands of the creatures were exported to Asia, state conservation officials said Monday.
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Trump's immigration changes will affect California long after he's gone 15.10.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Even after Trump stops hitting his favorite punching bag, California will feel the impact of his immigration restrictions.

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Imperiled desert tortoises join California's 'endangered' list... at least for now 15.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

California has granted temporary endangered species status to the Mojave desert tortoise while it considers the reptile for permanent listing.

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Bobcat fire aftermath threatens endangered species in San Gabriel Mountains 14.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

After the Bobcat fire, rangers and biologists consider rescue operations for protected species in the San Gabriel Mountains.

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Policy News: October 13, 2020 13.10.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: ESA Condemns the Recent White House Directives to End DEI Training Sessions Scientific societies urge the administration to rescind this order. New ESA DEIJ Survey Requests Member Input for Recommendations Task Force Requests Feedback from Members by Oct. 19. House and Congress Keeps Government Open, Fate of Coronavirus Relief Bill Uncertain The ...
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Effort to foster orphaned mountain lion kittens in wild fails; cubs now at a sanctuary 2.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

The foster attempt was undertaken this summer, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said.

Five reasons why it's time to kick Halloween to the curb this year 1.10.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Poisonous politics and the hellscape of 2020 are among the reasons we're skipping All Hallows' Eve.

Will a Biden administration be able to reverse Trump’s climate damage? 30.9.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Will a Biden administration be able to reverse Trump’s climate damage? Hannah Murphy Wed, 09/30/2020 - 01:00 This story originally appeared in Rolling Stone  and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story. When he talks about the Trump administration, David Doniger likes to say: "Imagine where we’d be if they knew what they were doing." The climate lawyer and senior adviser to the NRDC Action Fund spends his days defending the environment from the U.S. government, and for the past 3.5 years, that’s meant a front-row seat to the Trump administration’s relentless attacks on any regulation that’s meant to slow the  climate crisis .  But it’s also been a window into the hasty, sloppy and legally dubious ways that it's gone about it. "One of the hallmarks of this administration is how incompetently they’re doing this," says Doniger. "It shows up in how slowly they’ve been able to work, and how flimsy their legal ...
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From a six-lane traffic jam to a surprise forest bath, this moose had a worse day than you 23.9.2020 Denver Post: Entertainment
A city girl was making her way downtown when she decided to cut across six lanes of traffic. That's when things took a turn for this moose.
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California grants western Joshua trees temporary endangered species protections 23.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

California officials have taken the unusual step of granting temporary endangered species status to the western Joshua tree.

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