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-National
Category: Conservation :: Small-Scale
Last updated: Dec 26 2018 20:09 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Brighton, Adams County preserve nearly 80 acres of farmland from development 18.11.2020 Denver Post: Business
Brighton and Adams County teamed up with The Conservation Fund this week to preserve 79 acres of farmland along 144th Avenue and Sable Boulevard, just south of Brighton, in a traditionally agricultural area recently designated as Historic Splendid Valley.
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Boulder County files emergency motion to stop Extraction Oil & Gas from drilling until litigation is resolved 29.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
Boulder County on Wednesday filed an emergency motion requesting that the court lift a stay on pending litigation between Extraction Oil & Gas and the county, which would halt drilling.
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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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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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Green Space: An Underestimated Tool to Create More Equal Cities 5.10.2020 THE CITY FIX
As coronavirus restrictions ease around the world, many consider a walk around their neighborhood for some fresh air to be a welcome break from confinement. However, socioeconomic status could greatly affect the landscapes people find on these strolls, particularly in how much ...
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Green Space: An Underestimated Tool to Create More Equal Cities 30.9.2020 WRI Stories
Print A walk in the park might seem like a small thing, but green spaces can play a huge role in building equitable cities. Photo by Ignascio Brosa/Unsplash As coronavirus restrictions ease around the world, many consider a walk around their neighborhood for some fresh air to be a welcome break from confinement. However, socioeconomic status could greatly affect the landscapes people find on these strolls, particularly in how much green they are likely to see. The gaps between the haves and the have-nots in cities across the world are visible from space, illuminated by tree canopy. San Francisco’s Urban Forestry Plan , for example, notes that tree canopy varies widely depending on the relative wealth of different communities. The ritzy villas in the Seacliff neighborhood enjoy a leafy 30% canopy cover, while historically lower-income and immigrant communities in the Mission and Outer Sunset neighborhoods have a scant 7.5% and 5% tree canopy cover, respectively. The correlation between urban tree cover ...
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What Makes a Child-Friendly City? Redesigning Safer and Healthier Urban Spaces for Young People 10.9.2020 THE CITY FIX
Children are often under-prioritized or even disregarded in urban planning and design. It’s estimated that up to 500 children die daily in road crashes around the world; thousands more incur injuries and psychological trauma from collisions with vehicles that can ...
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What's open and closed at Southern California beaches, parks, trails amid fire and COVID-19 25.8.2020 LA Times: Health

Coronavirus restrictions and wildfires continue around California. But most public spaces and trails are open.

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Open and closed this weekend: Southern California beaches, parks, trails amid fire and COVID19 22.8.2020 LA Times: Health

Coronavirus restrictions and wild fires continue around California. But most public spaces and trails are open.

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What's open, closed and threatened by fire: Southern California beaches, parks, trails 19.8.2020 LA Times: Health

Coronavirus restrictions and wild fires continue around California. But most public spaces and trails are open.

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Tactical Urbanism: An Adaptive Tool for Safe Distancing 29.7.2020 THE CITY FIX
When was the last time you walked through the market without being conscious about other people walking close to you or the last time you took a stroll to a neighborhood park without thinking about the hygiene around? The COVID-19 ...
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In western Colorado, wary ranchers eye wolves’ arrival and fear urban voters will introduce more 26.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado's statewide wolf-reintroduction ballot initiative is rankling rural communities, rekindling old conflicts over the purpose of public lands. It's straining the hard-won partnership that ensures, if not pure nature, the conservation of open landscapes in the face of Colorado's population growth and development boom.
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Nature-Based Flood Mitigation Can Help Mississippi River Farmers 6.7.2020 WRI Stories
Nature-Based Flood Mitigation Can Help Mississippi River Farmers Comments|Add Comment|PrintFlooding in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Photo by Isaac Pacheco/U.S. Coast Guard The 2019 flooding of the Mississippi, Missouri and Arkansas Rivers in the United States impacted 19 states and caused $20 billion in losses. Waters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana stayed above flood levels for 211 days, longer than any flood in its recorded history. The long-lasting flood kept farmers from harvesting food,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Policy News: June 29, 2020 29.6.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: President Trump Suspends Entry Under H1-B Visas Through the End of 2020 Senators Introduce Bill Restricting Visas to Researchers with Ties to “Hostile Foreign Actors.” House Democrats Infrastructure Bill Reauthorizes Watershed Restoration Programs, Creates Wildlife Corridor System Full House will vote on bill this week. Congress Senate confirms Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan to ...
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More Equitable Access to Open Space? Vancouver Has A Plan for That 22.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been told to stay at home, stay close to our neighborhoods and try to enjoy being outside. But what if there is no park nearby? What if your home is tiny with no outdoor ...
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Insights from Big Data on How COVID-19 Is Changing Society 29.5.2020 THE CITY FIX
Between the 1918 flu pandemic and the 2020 COVID-19 crisis, our ability to understand the effects of infectious diseases has increased exponentially. Networked personal devices and automated sensors are now ubiquitous, not to mention communications technologies like the internet that ...
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Insights from Big Data on How COVID-19 Is Changing Society 29.5.2020 WRI Stories
Insights from Big Data on How COVID-19 Is Changing Society Comments|Add Comment|PrintData shows that air pollution decreased in many cities during the COVID-19 pandemic, due to reduced vehicle travel. Photo by Pamela Drew/Flickr */ Between the 1918 flu pandemic and the 2020 COVID-19 crisis, our ability to understand the effects of infectious diseases has increased exponentially. Networked personal devices and automated sensors are now ubiquitous, not to mention communications technologies like... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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More rain, more floods, more often. Why wet basements and swollen rivers are becoming the new spring reality for Illinois. 22.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
As Illinois grapples with widespread flooding, one thing is for sure: 'It’s gonna happen again.'
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What's open and closed this busy weekend: Beaches, parks and trails in Southern California 8.5.2020 LA Times: Health

City and county trails reopen this weekend. Almost every day, the rules change in the beaches and parks of Southern California. Here's the latest.

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Column: Want some good news? This new Riverview Bridge for pedestrians over north branch of the Chicago River 24.4.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
This curving, 1,010-foot-long span in the North Center neighborhood is a beautiful next step in making the river a second lakefront.
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