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: Policy and Governance-Independent
Category: Government :: National
Last updated: Dec 04 2020 19:46 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Episode 247: Biden wish lists, supporting 'intersectional environmentalists' 4.12.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Features What Joe Biden could do to cultivate carbon removal innovation (16:35)  Nonprofit Carbon180 has plenty of ideas for how the Department of Energy and the Department of Agriculture can collaborate to cultivate new economic opportunities centered on carbon removal. Co-founder and managing director Giana Amador suggests top priorities. How financial policy could charge up clean energy  (29:00)  Without Congressional control, President-elect Joe Biden will find it tough to pass ambitious climate action, but he can do much by aligning financial policies to address risks associated with climate-fueling activities. GreenBiz Senior Energy Analyst Sarah Golden offers details.  Biodiversity in fashion (37:35)  Liesel Truscott, director of nonprofit Textile Exchange, and Helen Crowley, a Kering sourcing executive serving as an advisor at Conversational International, discuss a new tool to help the fashion and textile industry understand and measure impacts and dependencies on nature in materials sourcing — ...
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Mustafa Santiago Ali describes the path forward for environmental justice 3.12.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Former EPA program leader shares ideas for federal action in the Biden administration.
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What firefighters want 1.12.2020 Current Issue
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Pebble Mine permit denied by Trump administration 26.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The Army Corps of Engineers “concluded that the proposed project is contrary to the public interest.”
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A little fish that’s mighty as a mountain 24.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Pupfish Peak in Nevada’s Amargosa Valley is named for the endangered Devils Hole pupfish.
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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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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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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 the Biden administration can reverse Trump’s environmental policies 13.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
And what actions the President-elect should prioritize.
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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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Gina McCarthy: Protecting the planet for all people 4.11.2020 GreenBiz.com
Gina McCarthy: Protecting the planet for all people Sara Murphy Wed, 11/04/2020 - 01:30 Gina McCarthy thinks we should be more ambitious in our goals for a thriving planet and an equitable society. The former EPA administrator and current president and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has been a leading advocate for smart, successful strategies to protect public health and the environment for more than 30 years. During a  VERGE 20  virtual event Friday, McCarthy talked with GreenBiz co-founder Joel Makower about how racial justice and climate justice go hand in hand, and what we need to do to assure a bright future for everyone’s children. "We’re facing a lot of challenges at once," McCarthy noted, "but they’re also an incredible signal about the future we need to deliver and the way to get there." The first challenge is the COVID-19 pandemic. Second, we are facing a racial reckoning that is long overdue. Third, many people are feeling the painful effects of the economic fallout from ...
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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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Trump gutted NEPA regulations, but a Biden presidency could restore them 30.10.2020 High Country News Most Recent
An environmental lawyer discusses the future of the country’s bedrock environmental law.
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If offered Biden's lead EPA role, Mary Nichols would say yes 30.10.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
If offered Biden's lead EPA role, Mary Nichols would say yes Katie Fehrenbacher Fri, 10/30/2020 - 03:00 The Presidential election looming next week could change everything for the future of the environment, clean air and the markets contributing to the clean economy. And if Vice President Joe Biden wins, there's a chance it could change everything for California's clean air chief Mary Nichols, too.  Bloomberg recently reported that Nichols, the retiring chair of the California Air Resources Board,  was on a shortlist to run the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency if Biden wins the election next week. Others on the list for EPA head, or other environmental roles, include Mississippi environmentalist and former regional EPA administrator Heather McTeer Toney, Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Connecticut regulator Dan Esty, according to the report.  During an interview at the VERGE 20 conference on Thursday , Nichols responded to a question about the report, by saying this: I am one of the people who ...
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EPA @ 50, and what it says about you and me 26.10.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
EPA @ 50, and what it says about you and me Terry F. Yosie Mon, 10/26/2020 - 01:45 The American people always have possessed a very personal relationship with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Like all personal relationships, the EPA and its public have their share of successes and shortcomings, adjustments of expectations to realities, and recognition that the daily grind of complexity reveals our own values however much they end up being compromised. Few institutions exhibit such a pervasive daily presence in American life as the EPA. Its decisions impact the air we breathe (indoors and outside), the water we drink, the food we eat, the health of the children we give birth to and raise, the cars and fuel we purchase, the beaches where we swim, the chemicals we consume (voluntarily or involuntarily) or the quality of nature that we enjoy. The public health and environmental benefits of the EPA’s actions have been enormous, even while controversial. As one example, a draft report to ...
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Wolverines denied endangered species protections 16.10.2020 High Country News Most Recent
USFWS: ‘If wolverines need snow, we think that there’s going to be enough snow out there for them.’
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Refuges under seige 1.10.2020 High Country News Most Recent
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Eleven Alaska Native tribes offer new way forward on managing the Tongass 1.10.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The proposal comes after a failed consultation process of ‘one way communication’ over the Tongass National Forest.
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