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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Trump accelerates border wall construction ahead of election, despite pandemic 30.6.2020 LA Times: Health

In Arizona and Texas, border wall construction has sped up over the objections of residents and environmentalists

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That ‘All-Natural’ Smoked Atlantic Salmon You Bought? It Came from an Industrial Fish Farm 4.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Whether you’re looking to treat yourself to a breakfast garnished with smoked salmon, or planning to serve up pre-dinner appetizers of sliced smoked salmon atop crackers, buyer beware: When it comes to the claims made on smoked Atlantic salmon packages and websites, brands are often just blowing smoke. Popular smoked Atlantic salmon brands entice consumers with promises like “premium,” “all natural,” “super fresh” and “healthy and nutritious.” Some brands claim their products are “sustainably sourced.” On the issue of animal welfare, one owner of multiple smoked Atlantic salmon brands claims on its website that the company’s approach to fish health and welfare is “second to none.” It all sounds great to the consumer. But here’s the real deal: All of these smoked Atlantic salmon products are made from salmon raised on massive industrial fish farms, and in some cases, nowhere near the Atlantic ...
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Monty and Rose don’t waste any time as eggs already spotted in their Montrose Beach nest 25.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
By Sunday morning, there were three eggs in the plovers’ nest. A fourth, likely completing the clutch, is expected soon.
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8 Ways to Rebuild a Stronger Ocean Economy After COVID-19 20.5.2020 WRI Stories
8 Ways to Rebuild a Stronger Ocean Economy After COVID-19 Comments|Add Comment|PrintBuilding a more resilient blue economy after COVID-19 will be crucial to millions of people, including mariners. Photo by Nick Kocharhook/Flickr A version of this blog first appeared on World Economic Forum. Almost no facet of our global economy has been immune to the COVID-19 crisis. Much has been said about the disruption in more familiar sectors such as airlines, restaurants and sports — but the long arm... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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It’s Time to Restore the Chandeleur Islands 12.5.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
It’s Time to Restore the Chandeleur Islands
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3 key questions about the Chinese fishing economy and its impact on global ocean conservation 8.5.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
3 key questions about the Chinese fishing economy and its impact on global ocean conservation
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State panel grants temporary endangered species status to Southern California cougars 17.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

The state Fish and Game Commission on Thursday set the stage for a fierce environmental battle by granting temporary endangered species status to the several hundred cougars still roaming Southern California and the Central Coast.

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Hope for the oceans in a time of COVID-19 14.4.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Hope for the oceans in a time of COVID-19
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Scientists say Joshua trees may warrant listing as a threatened species 14.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

The California Fish and Game Commission will decide in June whether to declare the tree a candidate for listing.

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Opinion: California's plan to save Joshua trees is good for more than just U2 fans 14.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

California officials moved a step closer Monday to protecting western Joshua trees as they face possible extinction from climate change.

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Is fishing allowed during Colorado’s stay-at-home order? Reporter finds answers from his kayak. 13.4.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Should fishing be allowed in the coronavirus age?
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Trend: Nutrient diversity goes beyond meatless meat 16.3.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The potential of lab-grown and plant-based protein as a solution to climate change and world hunger has already generated a great deal of buzz.
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Feds reject removal of 4 U.S. Northwest dams to save imperiled salmon 29.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

Federal agencies reject removing the Snake River dams to try and save endangered salmon, saying it would destabilize the power grid and raise emissions.

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This Month in Climate Science, January 2020: More Injury-related Deaths, Mass Seabird Die-off, River Ice Disappearing 28.2.2020 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science, January 2020: More Injury-related Deaths, Mass Seabird Die-off, River Ice Disappearing Comments|Add Comment|PrintCommon murres experienced a mass die-off in the North Pacific in 2015-2016. Photo by D. Roseneau/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Every month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change's causes and impacts. The research gives a clearer picture of the threats we already face and explores what's to come if we... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Trump Has Been Very Bad for Vulnerable Animals. The Administration May Finally Have to Change Its Behavior. 28.2.2020 Mother Jones
In the past three years, the Trump administration has targeted rules and regulations critical for wildlife survival from every angle: It has stripped long-standing protections and instituted new hoops to jump through in the name of economic growth. It has made it easier for polluters to dump pesticides in lakes and rivers. It has opened public lands for […]
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Scientists gather to study risk from microplastic pollution 24.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Scientists say "microplastics" are turning up everywhere in oceans, from the water itself to the guts of fish and the poop of sea otters and giant killer whales. Research into the impact of these tiny bits of broken-down plastic is just getting underway.
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Editorial: California's mountain lions are already under threat. Stop killing more of them 21.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife issued a permit to kill mountain lion P-56 last month after he had killed a dozen sheep. It should be the last time.

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Trump vows more water for Central Valley farmers, less for fish. Can he deliver? 20.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

President Trump visited Bakersfield on Wednesday, promising to deliver more water to farmers and less for the environment. Gov. Newsom announced California will challenge the decision in court.

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Can we protect nature by giving it legal rights? 18.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
Around the world, communities are using "Rights of Nature" laws to defend waterways, species and more from human threats.
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Native species or invasive? The distinction blurs as the world warms 17.2.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
With species on the move as the climate changes, a growing number of scientists say that efforts must be made to help migrating species adapt to their new habitats.
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