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: Shelter and Housing-Independent
Category: Green Building :: Design and Architecture
Last updated: Nov 27 2018 17:07 IST RSS 2.0
 
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To make offices safe during COVID-19, buildings need a breath of fresh air 15.6.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
To make offices safe during COVID-19, buildings need a breath of fresh air Jesse Klein Mon, 06/15/2020 - 02:00 The coronavirus thrives inside. A Hong Kong paper found that of over 7,000 COVID-19 cases, only one outbreak was contracted outdoors. In Seoul, an infection cluster was so concentrated that even on a 19-floor building, the outbreak was contained to just one floor, and almost entirely on one side of that floor. The data seems to indicate that infections occur in dense inside areas with shared airspace, compounded by recirculating that air — the definition of a modern office building.  Over the past decade, the density of office buildings has increased in a bid for ever-increasing efficiency. The move from cubicles to open planning drastically decreased the average space per employee in an office. The average cubicle is usually between 6 feet by 6 feet and 8 feet by 12 feet. A standard office desk for an open plan is almost half that, typically 5 feet wide and 2.5 feet deep . Another side effect ...
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Could indoor air quality become part of the post coronavirus playbook? 15.5.2020 GreenBiz.com
Could indoor air quality become part of the post coronavirus playbook? Joe Snider Fri, 05/15/2020 - 01:29 Here is what we know, or think we know, about COVID-19: it can spread through the air. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , it is thought that the COVID-19 virus can spread "through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks." According to a news release from the National Institutes of Health on March 17, these respiratory droplets seem to be detectable in the air for as long as three hours. Here is what we also know about hospital buildings and the way they are designed: Ventilation is an important aspect for the design of medical facilities, embraced to prevent the spread of airborne disease. As engineer Gregory Hudson notes in his article " Ventilation Strategies for Healthcare Facilities ," "Appropriate ventilation, when properly applied and designed, can limit the spread of airborne pathogens throughout a healthcare ...
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Green bonds are growing bigger and broader 4.5.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The variety of purposes has expanded beyond alternative energy to green building and sustainable-transport projects. And that's just a start.
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How to build a flood resilient future 14.3.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A new book shows how we can adapt the built and natural environment to be more flood resilient in the face of climate change.
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Learning from social enterprises creating an inclusive circular economy 13.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The transition will require people to work together across companies and sectors, using skills such as empathy, craftsmanship and ingenuity.
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Starbucks commits to give more than it takes from the planet, and ditch disposable cups 21.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
To become "resource positive," the coffee colossus seeks to shift toward circularity, including reusable packaging.
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Starbucks commits to give more than it takes from the planet, and ditch disposable cups for good 21.1.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
To become "resource positive," the coffee colossus seeks to shift toward circularity, including reusable packaging.
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Trying to measure circularity? Here are some tools to consider 20.1.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The development of specific and actionable metrics at the systems, business and product levels will be a key accelerator for scale.
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$13 trillion: China's expected construction spending by 2030. Will some go to zero carbon buildings? 6.11.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
This article originally appeared on WRI Insights.China is in the midst of a construction mega-boom.
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Green Seal at 30: What we’ve learned 4.11.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Seven things you should know about ecolabeling.
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How the cleanest U.S. cities are progressing toward zero carbon 23.10.2019 GreenBiz.com
This article originally appeared on MeetingoftheMinds.org.
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The big swing we need to mainstream sustainability 23.9.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Concentrating on culture, and the "who" of sustainable change, not just the "what," should be a bigger part of your portfolio.
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Living homes for all 16.8.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Can we transform the durability, healthy and sustainability afforable housing?
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Meet Lindsay Baker, WeWork's first global sustainability leader 12.6.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The company that attracted headlines for eliminating spending on meat seeks a global approach to climate goals.
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Where our past 30 Under 30 honorees are today 3.6.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Here's a sampling of the latest activities from among the 120 outstanding young professionals we've named since 2016.
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Episode 172: How new packaging ideas bubble up at Sealed Air, talking green buildings 17.5.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Plus, why Republican Bob Inglis, a former representative for South Carolina, has made it his mission to educate conservatives about the economics of climate change.
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In the U.K., a creative recycling project finds success and expansion 17.5.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Hubbub and Ecosurety are rolling out an initiative that has doubled recycling rates in Leeds City Centre, creating a replicable model for other cities to follow.
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What you need to know about the bold new building laws in New York and D.C. 14.5.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The cities are tackling their largest source of carbon emissions. Here are the key differences, and why they matter.
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Beyond the stadium: Q&A with sports professionals on the impact of sustainability in the industry 10.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
An Olympic athlete, a sustainability professional and a CEO walk into an interview...
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What Washington, D.C.’s progressive climate law means for commercial real estate 6.3.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The nation’s capital just passed aggressive, practical legislation to green its buildings. Your city could be next.
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