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: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Environmental Health
Last updated: Nov 30 2020 01:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Suncor refinery north of Denver faces state review of outdated permits, plans $300 million push to be “better not bigger” 29.11.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Suncor's refinery malfunctioned 108 times over the past five years. That's an average of about one breakdown every three weeks -- visible when putrid yellow grit wafts over Denver.
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The dust-up over California’s off-road beach 25.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
COVID highlights conflicts over air pollution, crime and accidents on California’s Central Coast.
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Are wildfires contaminating your drinking water? 17.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Manufactured substances known as volatile organic compounds pollute water around the U.S., and they’re heightened in the aftermath of fires.
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Colorado health department deletes emails of officials working on pandemic despite calls to preserve records 11.11.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado’s health department has routinely deleted emails sent and received by officials responding to the coronavirus pandemic, despite a request by the state archives that agencies save all documents related to their management of the historic public health crisis.
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Biden looks to restore, expand Obama administration policies 31.10.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Stop and reverse. Restore and expand. Joe Biden is promising to take the country on a very different path from what it has seen over the past four years under President Donald Trump, on issues ranging from the coronavirus and health care to the environment, education and more. The Democratic presidential nominee is promising to […]
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As Colorado wildfires burn, fears that climate change is causing “multi-level emergency” mount 25.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
The record-breaking forest fires burning in Colorado even as winter sets in are the latest sign climate change is hitting the West hard, causing scientists to up their rhetoric and warn it is past time to move beyond planning and start aggressively acting.
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Colorado regulators OK one-of-a-kind rule to track emissions beginning with oil and gas wells’ construction 24.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A state commission has approved a rule that will require companies to monitor emissions from oil and gas sites earlier and more frequently than is currently done as Colorado officials implement a law overhauling how the industry is regulated.
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Colorado testing fish in new push to prevent health harm from toxic “forever chemicals” 20.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
The fish testing begun this month reflects an intensified scramble by Colorado public health officials to minimize human health and environmental harm as PFAS chemicals that don't easily break down spread worldwide, with U.S. airports and military bases, where workers used toxic firefighting foam, standing out among the hot spots.
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Post Premium: Top stories for Sept. 14-20 20.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
South of Colorado Springs, at Fountain Valley Regional Park, scientists from the state health department earlier this month pulled fish out of Willow Springs Ponds, sliced into them and carved out fillets -- not for a tasty fish fry, but to be scanned with a mass spectrometer to measure how contaminated they are by so-called "forever chemicals."
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Ken Buck: COGCC’s Green New Deal policies will destroy Colorado jobs 18.9.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Gov. Jared Polis knows he can’t get a majority of Coloradans to agree to a ballot initiative, so he stacked a bureaucratic oil and gas commission with his cronies and ordered them to do his dirty work.
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Colorado could OK first-of-its-kind air-quality rule for oil, gas well sites 18.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado could once again lead the way on oil and gas regulations if the state approves proposals meant to control emissions from well sites "cradle to grave" under a mandate to revamp rules.
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Guest commentary: Diverse leadership is critical in fight for clean air, against climate change 11.9.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Our conservation values come from our upbringing and our heritage, values from our parents and generations of Latino people who helped build and preserve these great lands. Now it’s our turn.
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‘Somebody has to keep people on their toes’ 1.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
High Country News’ unlikely and remarkable origin story.
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Extreme heat is here, and it’s deadly 1.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Gearing up for the fight against a new climate enemy.
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Wildfire haze, record heat and pollution combine to make Denver air quality dangerous for all 25.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Air quality in Denver has deteriorated as residents are barraged with infusions of multiple lung-irritating pollutants -- including ozone, which has spiked in recent days to levels 28% above federal health limits.
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As wildfire smoke hangs over Colorado, state’s air quality board inches toward plan to reduce haze 21.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
A 90-degree haze of wildfire smoke and other pollutants hung over Colorado's mountain valleys and cities Thursday, increasingly beyond the control of state government officials, who inched forward in their efforts to make improvements to future air quality.
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Bar owners across Denver pray for later last call as Polis’ 10 p.m. order expires 21.8.2020 Denver Post: Business
"...I f (10 p.m.) is extended for another 30 days, that would be another nail in the coffin for a lot of us."
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Interstate 70 project contractor wins noise variance renewal 14.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver’s Board of Public Health & Environment approved Thursday a noise variance request for nighttime work to proceed on I-70 for another year, to September 6, 2021.
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Suncor boiler fails, causing spike in air pollution at Commerce City oil refinery 14.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Hours before a community meeting to mull the best use of money from Suncor Energy's $9 million legal settlement for air pollution problems at its oil refinery north of Denver, a boiler inside the refinery failed Thursday, leading to flaring and elevated emissions that prompted an emergency response.
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As crews dig up lead-poisoned dirt, accelerated cleanup of Pueblo Superfund site cast as EPA model 2.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
It took 106 years for the government to address the toxic contamination from the smelters that turned mined rock into metals, but poisoned workers' neighborhoods on Pueblo's south side. The smelting to extract silver and lead between 1893 and 1908 left a legacy of arsenic, cadmium and lead in soil.
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