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.

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User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-National
Category: Radiation
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UV Radiation Protects Against Coronavirus 21.7.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

According to a British observational study1 posted July 6, 2020, on the preprint server medRxiv, ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure appears to lower COVID-19 mortality rates. 

Terrorists could make a 'dirty bomb' from this common medical device; why regulators won't act 27.12.2019 LA Times: Nation

Regulators have disregarded warnings to stop licensing devices containing radioactive cesium. Hundreds are in use, and the risk has grown, an L.A. Times investigation has found.

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Huge waves and disease turn Marshall Islands into 'a war zone,' health official says 6.12.2019 LA Times: Nation

The Marshall Islands' capital city is flooded by storm waves, dengue fever and flu are rampant, and its president pleads for help from the global community.

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Opinion: California's San Onofre nuclear plant is a Chernobyl waiting to happen 19.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Closing the San Onofre nuclear plant didn't end its threat since nuclear waste is stored at the facility, which sits on an erosion-prone bluff.

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Russian Kindergarten Inspection Uncovers High Levels of Radioactive Gas 3.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Radon levels four times above normal were found in one of the nap rooms of the kindergarten in Siberia's Kemerovo region.
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Justice Ginsburg reports she's 'very well' following cancer treatment 1.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Saturday she's "alive" and on her way to being "very well" following radiation treatment for cancer.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas 24.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

The Supreme Court justice was treated for a tumor, her fourth bout with cancer.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated again for cancer 24.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The 86-year-old justice just wrapped up weeks of treatment after a new cancerous tumor was found on her pancreas. Doctors say there's no evidence of cancer elsewhere.
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Irradiated Victims of Failed Russian Nuclear Missile Test Treated Just Feet Away From Pregnant Women, Claims Doctor 22.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Stories have been emerging from medical workers who treated victims of radiation following the blast on a platform in Noyonoksa, northern Russia.
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Mystery Explosion in Russia Has Residents Looking for Medicine to Treat Radiation Poisoning, Reports Say 9.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
An explosion near a reported missile testing site rocked Russia's northern Arkhangelsk province on Thursday, killing two and leading to a brief spike in radiation.
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Communities in the American Southwest Were Exposed to Nuclear Fallout. Can They Get Compensated? 3.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The atomic bomb was born in the desert. In the early hours of July 16, 1945, after a spate of bad weather, a 20-kiloton plutonium-based nuke referred to as “the gadget” detonated near Alamogordo, New Mexico. Firsthand testimonies of the test, […]
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A Man Exposed His Family To Radiation By Urinating In His Backyard 2.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Radioactive pee is just one of the strange incidents cited in a new report from the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency.
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Radioactivity in parts of the Marshall Islands is far higher than Chernobyl, study says 16.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Think of the most radioactive landscapes on the planet and the names Chernobyl and Fukushima may come to mind.

Yet research published Monday suggests that parts of the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific, where the United States conducted 67 nuclear tests during the Cold War, should be added...

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The Story of How Britain Nuked Christmas—And The Toxic Legacy that Remains | Opinion 4.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Britain has tested tens of thermonuclear bombs on pristine islands in the Pacific. The communities and the British servicemen who participated are haunted by the blasts to this day.
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Secrets of Chernobyl spill out more than three decades after the nuclear disaster 30.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Seated in a jeep and clutching a screeching Geiger counter, Lt. Col. Viktor Chershnev led a convoy of 30 military trucks through the center of sleeping Kiev.

The measuring device was sounding off loudly on that night 33 years ago, not because of the convoy’s cargo — 30 antiaircraft missiles, three...

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Chernobyl Death Toll: How Many People Were Killed by the Nuclear Disaster? 14.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The official Soviet death toll for the accident stood as just 31, despite its status as the worst nuclear disaster in history.
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The Trump Administration Is Downgrading Toxic Nuclear Weapons Waste to Cut Disposal Costs—Should We Be Worried? 6.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
U.S. Department of Energy pushes forward with plans to reclassify some of its nuclear waste from Cold War weapons research.
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Chernobyl Disaster True Story: First Responders Speak On Radiation Deaths 7.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
First responders at the Chernobyl disaster faced radiation and death. Some of their stories have only been told years after the meltdown.
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HBO's 'Chernobyl' Fact vs. Fiction 7.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
It has been 33 years since the nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl Power Plant, and the incident continues to fascinate audiences.
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Is Chernobyl Safe? A Real-World Rundown Ahead of HBO Special 6.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Experts say the site of what has been called the world's worst nuclear disaster is safe, but radiation still poses a risk long into the future.
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