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: Economics and Jobs-National
Category: Economics :: Local Economies
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5 Pillars of a New Ocean Agenda 2.12.2020 WRI Stories
5 Pillars of a New Ocean Agenda Comments|Add Comment|PrintOcean-based renewable energy like offshore wind turbines can provide clean energy while generating jobs, boosting economies and providing a pathway to decarbonization. Photo by iStock.com 2020 was supposed to be a super year for the ocean. A packed calendar of international events should have presented opportunities to assess progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 14 to conserve and sustainably use ocean resources; renew... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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EDF Launches "Power Up, America" Campaign 30.11.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF Launches "Power Up, America" Campaign
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Citi Foundation gives $15 million in PPP proceeds to 30 lenders serving lower-income communities, including two in Chicago 20.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Citigroup’s philanthropic arm is giving two Chicago-based lenders serving low-income communities $500,000 each from proceeds the bank collected through the federal Paycheck Protection Program.
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A vision for a Biden-Harris sustainable business agenda 17.11.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A vision for a Biden-Harris sustainable business agenda Aron Cramer Tue, 11/17/2020 - 01:30 This article originally was published in the BSR Insight . Now that the results of the United States presidential election are in, it is time to focus on what business can do to promote a policy agenda that will accelerate the transformation needed to shift to a truly just and sustainable economy.  The U.S. government has been either absent or counterproductive on sustainability issues the past four years. This will change in a Biden-Harris administration. How much it changes will depend greatly on the actions and influence of the business community. BSR exists to catalyze business leadership to achieve a just and sustainable world. We believe strongly that sustainability is a primary source of strategic business advantage. We believe that comprehensive business action calls for companies to "act, enable, and influence," creating change both through actions in the "real economy" and also in advocating for policy ...
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5 ways businesses can take action to reduce environmental racism 16.11.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
5 ways businesses can take action to reduce environmental racism Samantha Harris Mon, 11/16/2020 - 00:20 For decades, Black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) in the United States have sought environmental justice as a civil right, but now, the grave disparities in environmental harms are coming into national prominence . This year’s COVID-19 crisis and racial justice movement have highlighted the systemic inequities in the U.S. and revealed how crises disproportionately affect certain populations. The urgency of now is underscored by the climate crisis and the need for climate justice.  Businesses continue to lead on climate in the absence of U.S. political will. And while we have a long way to go, businesses are also stepping up in the fight for racial equity  — some leading the pack, such as Starbucks , and beginning to integrate equitable strategies across their business, particularly in their climate solutions. Whether we say climate justice, climate equity, the intersection of climate change ...
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Prop. 22: Here's how your L.A. neighborhood voted on the gig worker measure 13.11.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

Uber, Lyft and other gig companies spent millions of dollars to shape California labor law in their image. The result: support from voters in neighborhoods as varied as Beverly Hills and Compton.

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Report: How Providing Public Benefits Can Help Safeguard Fossil Fuel Workers and Communities in Transition 12.11.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Report: How Providing Public Benefits Can Help Safeguard Fossil Fuel Workers and Communities in Transition
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BMO Harris launches $5 billion program to help Black and Latino businesses and communities, with ‘significant’ investment in Chicago 11.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
BMO Harris launching $5 billion initiative to support minority-owned businesses
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4 ways businesses can connect with their communities to create a clean economy 6.11.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
4 ways businesses can connect with their communities to create a clean economy Marian Jones Fri, 11/06/2020 - 01:00 Companies often struggle with building community trust as they navigate between profit-making and authentically engaging on climate change and environmental justice matters. Last week at GreenBiz Group’s virtual conference and expo on stimulating the clean economy, VERGE 20 , community leaders and businesses from across the country came together to network, share insights and explore solutions to these challenges. During the panel "Connecting Communities to the Clean Economy," experts shared their experiences working with private companies, their fights for green jobs and why businesses need to think of themselves as part of the community. The talk featured two women of color and leaders within the environmental and economic justice movement: Elizabeth Yeampierre, executive director of UPROSE (founded as the United Puerto Rican Organization of Sunset Park); and Rahwa Ghirmatzion, executive ...
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Pilsen mural features residents, including essential workers: ‘It mirrors the community’s resilience' 5.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
New Pilsen mural depicts “ordinary” Pilsen residents and essential workers, aims to show the resilience of a community hit hard by COVID-19.
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How Stockton and California are building resilience from the ground up 2.11.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
How Stockton and California are building resilience from the ground up Deonna Anderson Mon, 11/02/2020 - 00:05 California — as well as the rest of the United States and, in some cases, the rest of the world — is facing three major crises right now: the COVID-19 pandemic; the climate emergency; and racial injustice.  "We've had this shock to our system from the pandemic that has exposed these fault lines and the basic lack of resilience in our system, in our economy," Kate Gordon, director at the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, said during a keynote panel last week at the VERGE 20 conference. "A priority for us at the state is to get a handle on the pandemic because, honestly, without getting a handle on the pandemic and the current fires, we can't move forward as a state." So, how is California building resilience in both its rural and urban communities? Let’s start with a local approach. Laying the groundwork for an equitable future Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs was part of the ...
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Are Pennsylvanians as Obsessed With Fracking as Trump and Biden Think? 1.11.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. My home state of Pennsylvania is always on the receiving end of some heavy pandering by presidential candidates: some feeble stabs at the Sheetz vs. Wawa convenience store debate, pointlessly coy hints at an allegiance with the Flyers or […]
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Proposition 15 promises cash for schools and local governments. How much isn't clear 27.10.2020 LA Times: Business

The question for voters is how much money would be collected under Proposition 15 and whether a largely overlooked tax cut in the ballot measure might mean some communities across the state end up losing money.

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These changes to our food systems could improve human and planetary health 26.10.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
These changes to our food systems could improve human and planetary health Oliver Camp Mon, 10/26/2020 - 01:30 On the recent World Food Day, the clarion call was clearer than ever: We must fix our food systems to improve human health, drive economic growth and save the planet from environmental collapse. The challenges facing us are wide-ranging. The way the world produces and consumes food causes huge environmental impacts, and yet 3 billion people worldwide are unable to afford a healthy diet, and up to a third of the food we produce is wasted. What’s more, hunger and micronutrient deficiencies are concentrated among the poorest and most vulnerable — often including those who produce the food we eat. Meanwhile, the so-called double burden of malnutrition is on the rise: hunger and malnourishment coexisting with overweight and obesity, often in the same countries, communities or even individuals. Tackling these multiple challenges and threats requires coordinated action from the public sector, private ...
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Denver restaurants use their platform for political, social change as 2020 election nears 21.10.2020 Denver Post: Food
From registration specials to open endorsements, restaurants are taking a stand.
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Arrivederci, Little Italy? Adio, Greektown? Two of Chicago’s global dining destinations struggle to save their souls. 19.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The international flair that distinguished Chicago's Little Italy and Greektown neighborhoods has been ebbing for years, a result of changes in demographics and consumers' palates. Now there are worries the pandemic may be the final straw.
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As jobs vanished, immigrants left California. The question is how many 16.10.2020 LA Times: Business

Researchers found a 6.2% drop in California's immigrant population from March through July, an outflow larger than the population of Sacramento.

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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
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Op-Ed: Reopening California depends on keeping the virus out of low-income neighborhoods 14.10.2020 LA Times: Health

A new 'equity measure' requires counties to reduce test positivity rates in the least well-off communities to match or be close to the county average.

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How L.A.'s Armenian food community has banded together to support their homeland 11.10.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Armenian restaurateurs in Los Angeles are donating profits, using social media, feeding protesters and doing what they can to bring attention to the deadly conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.

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