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: Land-Independent
Category: Policy
Last updated: Dec 02 2020 15:42 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Why investor Green Century has taken an active interest in fighting deforestation 2.12.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Why investor Green Century has taken an active interest in fighting deforestation Julie Nash Wed, 12/02/2020 - 00:15 Jessye Waxman is a shareholder advocate at Green Century Capital Management, where she uses the environmentally responsible investment firm’s leverage as a shareholder to protect forests. Ceres talked with Waxman about Green Century’s focus on deforestation and its growing importance as a driver of climate change. It comes as deforestation  — and associated greenhouse gas emissions and climate impacts — are mounting in many regions of the world. What follows is a lightly edited interview. The discussion is part of Investors Talk Deforestation, a series of interviews with influential investors and partner organizations who supported the development of the Ceres Investor Guide to Deforestation and Climate Change . The guide aims to engage investors on deforestation emissions and other related risks across their portfolios and drive more corporate action on the issue. Julie Nash: Green ...
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Divided prospects: The fight over an immigration detention center 1.12.2020 Current Issue
When a private prison company came to Evanston, Wyoming, local officials believed an economic revival was at hand. Instead, it unleashed a bitter debate.
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A new policy platform is thinking big on forests and climate 1.12.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A new policy platform is thinking big on forests and climate Kylie Clay Tue, 12/01/2020 - 00:30 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has sent a clear message : to keep catastrophic climate change impacts at bay, we need to keep our warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, and the land sector must play a central role in achieving that. We need to stop emissions from deforestation and forest degradation while simultaneously bolstering the carbon sequestration capacity of healthy, growing forests. Following the recent U.S. presidential election, the Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG) released an ambitious federal policy platform , endorsed by 43 CEOs and organizations representing all dimensions of U.S. forests, intended to help Congress leverage forests for climate change action. The platform includes five detailed proposals that guide policymakers on how to help private forest owners and public land managers overcome existing financial and technical obstacles, enabling them to grow powerful climate ...
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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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Biden needs to go beyond a Trump reset 24.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The president-elect has an opportunity to rebuild better than before.
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Where the Great American Outdoors Act stands now 23.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
After passing with bipartisan support in August, the conservation law hits stumbling blocks. Here’s what may happen next.
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In California, 1 million people lack access to clean water 20.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Why one community has struggled with arsenic in its water for so long, despite the state’s Human Right to Water law.
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Elections in the West highlight divisions and diversity 19.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Justice, power and environment: The 2020 elections were defined by grassroots organizing and deep partisanship.
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Endangered martens are living on the edge in Oregon 18.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
A surprisingly dense and isolated population of Humboldt martens challenges assumptions about the species.
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Trump administration chops logging restrictions in the Tongass National Forest 18.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
But President-elect Biden could reinstate them once in office.
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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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How fossil-fueled politics undermined a backcountry compromise 13.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
William Perry Pendley’s illegal stint as agency head undoes a first-of-its-kind land designation in Montana.
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A whistleblower speaks out over excavation of Native sites 12.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
In California, archaeologists unearthed Indigenous burials 11 years ago, but the remains have yet to be repatriated.
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Montana’s new governor scares conservationists 10.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Republican Greg Gianforte has a history of support for rolling back protections for public lands and waters.
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How Indigenous voters swung the 2020 election 6.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
In Arizona and Wisconsin, Native turnout — which often leans liberal — made the difference in Biden’s slim but winning margin.
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We'll always have Paris 5.11.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
We'll always have Paris Heather Clancy Thu, 11/05/2020 - 04:58 Nov. 4, 2020, is notable for an ignominious reason — it marked the official U.S. exit from the 2015 Paris Agreement. Whether or not the nation chooses to rejoin the accord depends on which party claims the White House next January. (As I write this, that's still not clear.) The U.S. bears the distinction of being the only country so far to bail on its 2015 commitment to reduce emissions in line with the pledge to hold global temperature increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius by mid-century. But even though the Trump administration has turned its back on climate action, half of U.S. states — representing a $11.7 trillion economy — are still committed.  What’s more, as of early October, more than 1,000 companies — with a combined market cap of $15.4 trillion and including one-fifth of the global Fortune 500 — had committed to setting science-based targets for reducing emissions in line with the Paris goals. Originally, the initiative behind the ...
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New Mexico’s oil fields have a sinkhole problem 5.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The hunt for industrial brine has opened massive and unexpected sinkholes, which is taking delicate work, and more than $54 million, to fill.
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6 differences between forestry and soil carbon offsets 4.11.2020 GreenBiz.com
6 differences between forestry and soil carbon offsets Jesse Klein Wed, 11/04/2020 - 01:00 Carbon offsets are a big, confusing topic. Three breakout sessions at VERGE 20 covered this topic, with over 100 participants at each. Still, each one went over the allotted time with many questions left unanswered. While understanding the basics is important, many nuances and small details warrant their own entire discussion.  Carbon credit projects vary widely, from urban forestry projects to air carbon capture to regenerative agriculture. And while many will have the same basic benefits and limitations, there are huge differences in management, co-benefits, costs and analyses.  In two VERGE 20 sessions, experts dived deep into the specifics of soil carbon credits and forestry carbon credits. Here are six differences between these two popular types of carbon offsets.  1. Forestry credits have a longer history Forestry credits have been around for a while and a lot of data is publicly available data from the USDA ...
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Northwest co-op builds for a local food future beyond big ag 1.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
‘I’ve always felt like this was something to do in case the world doesn’t end.’
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Infographic: A patchwork of lands fragments wildlife migration 1.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
New legislation helps connect private and public parcels for wildlife flow.
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