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: Shelter and Housing-Independent
Category: Policy
Last updated: Dec 19 2018 16:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Bullock, Daines and Montana’s growing pains 27.10.2020 High Country News Most Recent
In a critical Senate race, the two Steves lay claim to the “Montana way of life.”
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Europe’s wood pellet market is worsening environmental racism in the American South 21.10.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Europe’s wood pellet market is worsening environmental racism in the American South Danielle Purifoy Wed, 10/21/2020 - 00:45 This story was originally published by Southerly , in partnership with Scalawag and Environmental Health News for its Powerlines series, which looks at climate change, justice, and infrastructure in the American South. The series is supported by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University, and is part of their  POWER project .  In 2013, when Enviva Biomass opened a new plant near Belinda Joyner’s community in Northampton County, North Carolina, she already knew what to expect. As the Northeast Organizer for  Clean Water for North Carolina , she’d met with residents of a small, majority Black town called Ahoskie, 40 miles from her home. Enviva had built its  first North Carolina plant  there two years before.  The corporation, which manufactures wood pellets as a purportedly renewable alternative to coal, did what most industries do in ...
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Energy dominance or climate action: Trump, Biden and the fate of public lands 1.10.2020 High Country News Most Recent
In Grand Junction, Colorado, the presidential election is a choice between two distinct energy futures.
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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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How racism adversely affects wildlife, too 24.8.2020 High Country News Most Recent
New research exposes how systemic racism physically alters ecosystems for the worse.
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Thousands forced from their homes despite California’s eviction moratorium 13.8.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Without clear state orders, a loophole in the law allows sheriff departments decide whether to evict.
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Unraveling the mystery of a stolen ceremonial shield 1.8.2020 High Country News Most Recent
How a sacred object from the Pueblo of Acoma turned up at a Paris auction house, and how the tribe fought for its return.
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The housing policy that’s turning back gentrification 30.6.2020 Current Issue
In the wake of COVID-19, some California cities are introducing tenant protections.
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Coronavirus has exposed the fragility of auto-centric cities 21.4.2020 GreenBiz.com
We need to develop neighborhoods that ensure access to food, healthcare, education and jobs — without relying on personal vehicles.
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Thirsty crops and vulnerable families vie for California’s precious water 4.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Farmers are pumping until residential wells run dry in the Central Valley.
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Cities need to change for people to thrive amid a changing climate 26.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
There's a resilient, zero-carbon, equitable vision for the future. How do we get there from here?
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As the 2020 elections loom, the House hears testimony about Native voting rights 14.2.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The hearing coincided with an appeals court allowing Arizona’s ban on “ballot-harvesting” — a practice advocates say helps Native voter turnout.
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Heat traps: Mapping the legacy of exclusion in cities 12.2.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
A new study shows historically redlined neighborhoods are way hotter than other neighborhoods.
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Our detention system is bankrupting immigrants 24.1.2020 High Country News Most Recent
As corporations cash in, mixed-status families are thrown into deep poverty.
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How to prevent city climate action from becoming 'green gentrification' 3.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Why it's important for cities tackling climate change to engage with frontline communities.
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Washington Rep. Matt Shea engaged in ‘domestic terrorism,’ helped plan Malheur standoff, investigation finds 20.12.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A report says the Spokane Valley Republican aided three armed conflicts against the U.S. government.
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As Spokane grows, is it leaving low-income renters outside? 18.12.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Proposals to protect tenants and reduce homelessness lack political support.
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This Cherokee congressman is for Trump – and Indian Country 9.12.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Markwayne Mullin, who is hard-right and white-passing, may not seem like an Indigenous lawmaker, but he’s no anomaly.
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