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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World's Oceans Need Rescue from Human Carelessness 10.6.2009 ENS
World's Oceans Need Rescue from Human Carelessness
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San Franciscans Must Recycle and Compost -- or Else 10.6.2009 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Garbage bins -- CC licensed by Flickr user photomequickbooth

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted today to require all businesses and residences to recycle and compost their garbage or face fines, which could lead to a lien on their property.

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Marcy Winograd: Clean the Dirty Energy Bills 10.6.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The dirty little secret is that these not-so-clean energy bills would also provide financing for a new generation of commercial nuclear power plants.
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When It’s Wal-Mart, How Much is Good Enough? 9.6.2009 GreenBiz.com

Frankly there's a lot of good and some not good enough. With Wal-Mart's release of its 2009 sustainability report today, Environmental Defense Fund, which is working with the firm on its sustainability initiative, shares its perspective on Wal-Mart's progress and the new report. 

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Coke Sells 'Easy-Crush' Bottles to Reduce Landfill Waste 9.6.2009 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com

Companies around the world have been taking a number of steps to counteract the wastefulness and environmental impacts of bottled water. With its I LOHAS water, Coca-Cola Japan is touting a lightweight bottle that can be crushed easily to take up little space.

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How to Become Greener by Breaking Fixedness 9.6.2009 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Image by jmjvicente. http://www.sxc.hu/photo/701279

Cognitive fixedness often prevents individuals and companies from seeing potential efficiencies and solutions, but there are tools that can help break through the barrier.

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Will We Still Eat Meat, Drink Milk, and Fry Eggs in 2109? 8.6.2009 AlterNet.org: Discuss
The world will be a much better place in 100 years if we rethink the way we ...
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Everything you always wanted to know about the Waxman-Markey energy/climate bill—in bullet points 4.6.2009 Grist Topics | Results for Muckraker

You keep hearing about the Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill—aka the American Clean Energy and Security Act—but what’s actually in it? We combed through the 946-page beast so you don’t have to.



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7 Ocean-Friendly Eco Cruises Hitting the High Seas 3.6.2009 TreeHugger
Image via: Green cruises? Sounds like an oxymoron, right? When it comes to carbon emissions, these floating monstrosities can pack a punch greater than an airplane. Yikes. reports that a typical cruise ship with 3,000 passengers generates 1 million gallons of gray water; 210,000 gallons of sewage; 25,000 gallons of oily bilge water; 100 gallons of hazardous or toxic waste; 50 tons of garbage and solid waste; ...
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Tic Tac's New Packaging: Better, Not Great 3.6.2009 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Tic Tac mints - CC license by Flickr user A Sense of Place Photography

The 40-year-old mint is coming out in brand new packaging made out a different type of plastic that, while generally more recycled than the previous plastic used, is still not easily recycled in many areas.

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Our Economy Is Going to Keep Tanking Until We Stop Shoveling Billions to Rich People 2.6.2009 AlterNet.org: Corporate Accountability and WorkPlace
There's a cycle going on here: if you don't put money in consumers' hands, you get repetitive cycles of layoffs and growing ...
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Our Economy Is Going to Keep Tanking Until We Stop Shoveling Billions to Rich People 2.6.2009 AlterNet.org: Discuss
There's a cycle going on here: if you don't put money in consumers' hands, you get repetitive cycles of layoffs and growing ...
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Why Being a Green Laggard is Bad for Business 2.6.2009 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Although there are plenty of leaders in the green business movement, there are just as many, if not more, laggards slow to the game. Here are three bottom-line reasons for integrating sustainability into your company's -- or your clients' -- value chain.

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Michael Moore: 10 Steps Obama Should Take for the Future of GM 1.6.2009 AlterNet.org: Corporate Accountability and WorkPlace
The President -- and the United Auto Workers -- must seize this moment and create a big batch of lemonade from this very sour and sad ...
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Housebroken Pigs Fight Climate Change With Droppings 1.6.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
STERKSEL, Netherlands — The 2,700 pigs on the farm that John Horrevorts manages yield more than ham and bacon. A biogas plant makes enough electricity...
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Don't Believe the Climate Bill Doomsayers 29.5.2009 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Image by johnnyberg. http://www.sxc.hu/photo/964567

Alarmists in entrenched industry say the energy bill being debated in Congress will harm the economy. But history has shown that industry's resistance to change is groundless and higher standards set by government stimulate economic growth, writes Ceres President Mindy S. Lubber.

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DuPont Awards Packaging from Aveda, Whole Foods Market, Procter & Gamble 28.5.2009 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
DuPont 21st annual packaging innovation winners

DuPont announced the winners of its 21st DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation today at a virtual event. The awards recognize compostable baked goods trays, lightweight packaging, bottles and trays with post-consumer recycled content, and more.

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Understanding Prosperity Without Growth 28.5.2009 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Image: Cover of the “Prosperity Without Growth” report, courtesy of the Sustainable Development Commission

How come our current economy is unsustainable, and how might we transition to a sustainable economy? David Bent of Forum for the Future considers these questions as a means to understand how to achieve prosperity without growth.

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Design Roundup: China's Plastic Savings, Wal-Mart's Expanding Scorecard and More BPA Research 27.5.2009 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Polycarbonate bottle - CC license by Flickr user Aaron Jack

A new study shows that drinking cold beverages normally from bottles that contain bisphenol A (BPA) can quickly increase concentration of BPA in human urine. Also this week, Wal-Mart announced it will be introducing its packaging scorecard in Mexico, and China reports on how many plastic bags it has avoided using with its bag ban.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment Joins Culver City for Compost Pilot Program 26.5.2009 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com

The City of Culver City and Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) will join forces for a composting pilot program that will give new life to thousands of tons of organic waste and move Sony closer to its zero-waste-landfill goal. The pilot will begin June 8.

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