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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This new cooling technology also prevents viral spread 8.10.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
This new cooling technology also prevents viral spread Gloria Oladipo Thu, 10/08/2020 - 00:40 In the face of dangerous heat waves this summer, Americans have taken shelter in air-conditioned cooling centers . Normally, that would be a wise choice, but during a pandemic, indoor shelters present new risks. The same air conditioning systems that keep us cool recirculate air around us, potentially spreading the coronavirus. "Air conditioners look like they’re bringing in air from the outside because they go through the window, but it is 100 percent recirculated air," said Forrest Meggers, an assistant professor of architecture at Princeton University. "If you had a system that could cool without being focused solely on cooling air, then you could actually open your windows." Meggers and an international team of researchers have developed a safer way for people to beat the heat — a highly efficient cooling system that doesn’t move air around. Scientists lined door-sized panels with tiny tubes that circulate ...
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Fall heat wave breaks records, prompts statewide flex alert to conserve energy 1.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

At least six daily heat records were broken in California on Wednesday, including a blistering 105 degrees in Long Beach.

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Letters to the Editor: California's heat waves aren't as dramatic as its fires, but they're just as deadly 11.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Like toxic pollution and COVID-19, heat waves disproportionately affect low-income communities and those with preexisting health conditions.

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Ferocious heat wave could bring record temperatures to California over Labor Day weekend 3.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Temperatures are expected to climb 15 to 20 degrees above normal — and well into triple digits — in some areas of Southern California this weekend.

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California to let gas plants stay open as time runs low for climate action 2.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

After rolling blackouts, state officials voted to allow four fossil fuel power plants near Los Angeles to keep operating past 2020.

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As a heat wave bakes California, are more record temperatures, fires, 'firenadoes' and other extremes to come? 18.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

As one of the worst heat waves in years continues to broil California, millions are experiencing the havoc that ensues with the type of extreme weather that is growing more frequent with climate change.

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Coronavirus complicates California's worst power shortage in two decades 16.8.2020 LA Times: Health

People staying home with air conditioners blasting, plus a dearth of power from other states results in the worst statewide energy shortage in nearly 20 years

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Officials warn of California power outages due to strain on grid during heat wave 15.8.2020 LA Times: Business

The body that runs the electric grid for most of California has declared a statewide Stage 2 emergency due to excessive heat driving up electricity use and straining the grid, warning of rotating power outages if the situation doesn't improve.

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On 25th anniversary of Chicago heat wave, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle vows 100% renewable energy in county facilities by 2030 14.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Cook County-owned buildings will rely solely on clean energy by 2030, board President Toni Preckwinkle announced Monday while warning of the dire climate change that could recreate the conditions of Chicago’s deadly heat wave 25 years ago.
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25 years after deadly heat wave, COVID-19 gives Chicago a new summer foe 11.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Chicago has learned many lessons since the deadly 1995 heat wave, but as hot weather settles in this summer, some worry the COVID-19 pandemic could upset that progress.
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Some homeowners struggled to pay PACE improvement loans. The coronavirus made it harder 29.6.2020 LA Times: Business

Consumer groups are raising concern over a potential foreclosure wave tied to PACE home improvement loans.

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Report: How Texas Can Unleash the Next Wave of Electricity Market Competition 12.5.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Report: How Texas Can Unleash the Next Wave of Electricity Market Competition
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Coronavirus could worsen death toll of summer heat waves, health officials warn 6.5.2020 LA Times: Environment

Long and intense heat waves are nothing new in Southern California and the Southwest, but amid COVID-19, public health experts are warning they could become deadlier for people self-isolating in homes they can't keep cool.

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Why the electric vehicle wave is still coming 29.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Buckle up: this year will be rough, but this road trip still looks promising.
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Can a new wave of laser and aerial imagery technologies slash methane emissions? 9.12.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Along Colorado’s Front Range, researchers are working to develop new ways of detecting methane leaks, using everything from lasers to light aircraft to drones. Their technologies could curb a potent contributor to climate change, while saving industry billions of dollars in lost gas.
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There’s a Wave of Democratic Insurgents Hoping to Join the Squad 25.11.2019 Mother Jones
“All of this is brand new,” says Alex Morse, the 30-year-old mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts. He’s waving a tattooed arm in the direction of several dozen brick factories and warehouses, towering vestiges of this former mill town’s once-thriving paper industry. They appear largely vacant and in various states of disrepair, yet as we enter what […]
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5 Companies Where Tech & Sustainability Go Hand in Hand 9.11.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
5 Companies Where Tech & Sustainability Go Hand in Hand
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Methane Detectives: Can a Wave of Technology Slash Natural Gas Leaks? 9.11.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Yale Environment360 and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Driving along County Road 28 south of Platteville, the signs of Colorado’s oil and gas boom are everywhere you look. Storage tanks and wellheads dot the horizon. Bundles of pipe sit by the roadside, waiting to become pipelines. Drilling […]
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Buildings Are a Hidden Source of Indian Cities’ Extreme Heat 29.10.2019 THE CITY FIX
India is ground zero for extreme heat. More than 6,100 people have died from heat events since 2010. Half of the country reeled under severe heat waves this summer, when temperatures reached over 48 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit) in many places. The urban ...
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Trish Rothgeb coined "third wave" — and is now looking toward coffee's future 4.10.2019 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

When Trish Rothgeb coined the term "third-wave coffee" in 2002, she didn't know it would be used to define an entire era in the coffee industry.

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