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

 
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Nissan exits Trump emissions fight as automakers prep for stronger standards under Biden 5.12.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Nissan said Friday it will no longer support a key legal fight against tougher pollution and fuel efficiency standards. Here's what that means for car buyers in the years ahead.
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How we make pollution more visible 2.12.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Sarah Vogel, Ph.D., is Vice President for Health. This post originally appeared on the Global Clean Air blog.  When we’re outside, either walking or driving, we’re instinctively looking out for traffic. “Look both ways when you cross the street,” is advice drummed into most children. But even so, we all have blind spots, and we’re not […]
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Four Leading Environmental and Science Groups Call on Automakers to Support Clean Car Standards 2.12.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Four Leading Environmental and Science Groups Call on Automakers to Support Clean Car Standards
EDF Launches "Power Up, America" Campaign 30.11.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF Launches "Power Up, America" Campaign
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Blueprint for change or another blow to North Lawndale? A call to close 3 schools and open another has split a Chicago community in need of rebuilding. 30.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
“We shouldn’t have to close schools to invest in the Black neighborhoods," said one opponent.
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EV MAP Act would Help Build Out Needed Electric Vehicle Infrastructure 25.11.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EV MAP Act would Help Build Out Needed Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
General Motors Withdraws Support for Trump Administration Legal Attack on State Clean Car Protections 24.11.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
General Motors Withdraws Support for Trump Administration Legal Attack on State Clean Car Protections
7 Ways Biden Can Fight Climate Change Without Any Help from Congress 23.11.2020 Mother Jones
When Joe Biden delivered his first speech as president-elect two weeks ago, he focused on his mandate to “marshal the forces of science and the forces of hope in the great battles of our time.” Climate change was high on that list. After another year of unprecedented climate disasters, Biden will enter office with the most […]
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What Kyle Rittenhouse’s $2 Million Fundraiser Reveals About the Unequal System of Justice in America 23.11.2020 Mother Jones
On Friday, Cynthia Green stood outside a grassy field at a folding table, selling french fries, corn fritters, and rib sandwiches to try and raise enough money to bury her 18-year-old son, who had been shot dead by a sheriff’s deputy in Cocoa, Florida, one week earlier. Green couldn’t afford the funeral costs on her […]
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Episode 246: Celebrating the sustainability profession, the 'clean fight' 20.11.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Features The New York clean energy scene (14:40)  We chat with two executives representing The Clean Fight NYC, a building decarbonization initiative led by New Energy Nexus and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Insights from Kate Frucher, managing director of The Clean Fight, and John Hoekstra, global vice president of sustainability and cleantech at Schneider Electric.  Optimizing tires for EVs (27:10)  Goodyear Chief Technology Officer Chris Helsel talks about how the giant tire manufacturer is prioritizing design for electric vehicles, which have different weight and acceleration requirements than counterparts for gas-powered cars, trucks and vans. Under pressure: What's influencing corporate ESG strategy (30:45)  A trifecta of factors — the COVID-19 pandemic, racial inequity and hyper-partisan politics — are reshaping how companies think about environmental, social and governance issues. GreenBiz and EDF+Business at the Environment Defense Fund are teaming on research to ...
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Beach Park man, 76, dies after being struck by car 20.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
An elderly Beach Park man died Wednesday evening after he was struck by a car as he crossed the street in front of his home, according to the Lake County sheriff’s police.
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Electrifying big trucks and buses could spark a $47B global market 19.11.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Electrifying big trucks and buses could spark a $47B global market
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Could green hydrogen be key to a carbon-free economy? 19.11.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
This article originally was published on Yale Environment 360 . Saudi Arabia is constructing a futuristic city in the desert on the Red Sea called Neom. The $500 billion city — complete with flying taxis and robotic domestic help — is being built from scratch and will be home to a million people. And what energy product will be used both to power this city and sell to the world? Not oil. The Saudis are going big on something called green hydrogen — a carbon-free fuel made from water by using renewably produced electricity to split hydrogen molecules from oxygen molecules. This summer, a large U.S. gas company, Air Products & Chemicals, announced that as part of Neom it has been building a green hydrogen plant in Saudi Arabia for the last four years. The plant is powered by 4 gigawatts from wind and solar projects that sprawl across the desert. It claims to be the world’s largest green hydrogen project — and more Saudi plants are on the drawing board. Green hydrogen? The Saudis aren’t alone in believing ...
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New Report Showcases Innovative Finance Tools to Electrify Trucks, Buses 18.11.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New Report Showcases Innovative Finance Tools to Electrify Trucks, Buses
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US State and Local Ballot Measures Advancing the Energy Transition 18.11.2020 WRI Stories
Print United States voter showed their support for the energy transition in this year's election. Photo by Element5 Digital/Unsplash State and local governments across the U.S. are making significant progress toward sustainable energy through legislation, local policy adoption and the creation of new revenue streams to develop programs and implement projects. One way these innovative efforts are decided is at the ballot box: in many states and cities, direct voter approval advances ballot measures and initiatives. These initiatives touch on a wide variety of sectors advancing the energy transition, including renewable energy access and standards, land-use regulations that encourage walkable and compact infill development and advanced sustainable transportation solutions. These examples illustrate how local voices have the power to influence the energy transition in tangible and innovative ways. Here are some key measures and initiatives that appeared on the ballot this year: Driving Renewable Energy ...
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How Biden's election could kickstart U.S. adoption of zero-emission vehicles 11.11.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
How Biden's election could kickstart U.S. adoption of zero-emission vehicles Katie Fehrenbacher Wed, 11/11/2020 - 00:15 Relief. Most of us in clean economy circles are feeling it after the historic and protracted win by America's President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris over the weekend.  The industries that make up the zero-emission vehicles sector — infrastructure providers, automakers, mobility startups — are one of the sectors that could gain the most from the Biden win. Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, and a Biden administration that takes the threat of climate change seriously will make it a priority to tackle transportation emissions.  Here are five things I'm watching for in a Biden bump that would accelerate ZEVs across the U.S.: Trump's weakening of the auto emissions standards is toast: Earlier this year, the Trump administration officially weakened the federal auto emission standards that the Obama administration had enacted. ...
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The Costs and Benefits Appraisal Tool for Transit Buses 10.11.2020 WRI Stories
The Costs and Benefits Appraisal Tool for Transit Buses
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How Europe's Wood Pellet Appetite Worsens Environmental Racism in the US South 10.11.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

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.

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Five things Joe Biden can do to fight climate change — without Congress' help 8.11.2020 LA Times: Environment

A divided Congress could make climate action harder, but there's a huge amount Joe Biden can do on his own.

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EDF Congratulates Biden and Harris After AP Calls Election 7.11.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF Congratulates Biden and Harris After AP Calls Election
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