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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Letters to the Editor: Why fund space exploration when we have Super Fund sites off our coast? 30.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

That DDT was dumped off the Southern California coast for decades shows how little we know about our planet's own marine ecosystems.

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EPA says it has finished cleanup at Superfund site near Gary/Chicago International Airport 29.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The cleanup at Midco II, 5900 Industrial Highway, included consolidating and covering contaminated soil and sentiment on-site, addressing soil vapors and treating contaminated groundwater.
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Letters to the Editor: Exide is getting away with polluting minority neighborhoods. That's unconscionable 20.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Allowing Exide to abandon its battery plant sets a terrible precedent by sticking California taxpayers will the cleanup bill.

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Keeping IT in Play: Maximizing Value and Minimizing E-Waste 15.9.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Keeping IT in Play: Maximizing Value and Minimizing E-Waste How can companies extend the useful life of IT assets and more effectively manage e-waste at the end of life? The material value of the electronic waste discarded globally each year adds up to $62.5 billion — more than the GDP of most countries — according to the United Nations. With complex, incongruous regulations across the globe, managing the end of life for technologies such as PCs, tablets, smartphones, data center servers, storage and networking gear is a complex affair. This discussion explores how to embrace a more circular approach to IT hardware and e-waste management. Whether your company is decommissioning a data center, upgrading its PCs or managing other gadgets that have reached the end of their usable life, learn how to unlock value from those systems; navigate complex policies surrounding collection, data protection and intellectual property; and maximize asset life cycles through refurbishment, deployment and recycling of old ...
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EPA Relaxes Rules Limiting Toxic Waste From Coal Plants 3.9.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The Trump administration on Monday relaxed strict Obama-era standards for how coal-fired power plants dispose of wastewater laced with dangerous pollutants like lead, selenium and arsenic, a move environmental groups said would leave rivers and streams vulnerable to toxic contamination.

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The threat to drinking water from abandoned mines in the West remains unknown 30.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
There are hundreds of thousands of abandoned hard rock mining sites or features scattered throughout the West, and federal and state officials are nowhere close to identifying those that potentially pose a hazard to drinking water.
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Denver Fire Department unveils HAZMAT training tool 29.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver fire officials reviewed the department’s newest training tool Friday -- a purchase that's the culmination of a years-long conversation about how to be prepared for an accident -- or worse -- on Denver’s rails.
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Solar Panels Are Starting to Die. What Will We Do With the Megatons of Toxic Trash? 24.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Solar panels are an increasingly important source of renewable power that will play an essential role in fighting climate change. They are also complex pieces of technology that become big, bulky sheets of electronic waste at the end of […]
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As crews dig up lead-poisoned dirt, accelerated cleanup of Pueblo Superfund site cast as EPA model 2.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
It took 106 years for the government to address the toxic contamination from the smelters that turned mined rock into metals, but poisoned workers' neighborhoods on Pueblo's south side. The smelting to extract silver and lead between 1893 and 1908 left a legacy of arsenic, cadmium and lead in soil.
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Central Michigan town could be under 9 feet of water after dams fail, possibly moving toxic Dow Superfund site 21.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Floodwaters have overtaken dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people from communities in central Michigan.
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How companies — from automotive to apparel — can transform waste into resources 3.4.2020 GreenBiz.com
One key is to design out waste in the first place.
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These are the jobs and sectors exempted from California's coronavirus stay-home order 21.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Many businesses, jobs and operations are exempt from Gov. Gavin Newsom's order for Californians to stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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Can we protect nature by giving it legal rights? 18.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
Around the world, communities are using "Rights of Nature" laws to defend waterways, species and more from human threats.
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China building a hospital to treat virus, expands lockdowns 24.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
On the eve of the Lunar New Year, transportation was shut down Friday in at least 10 cities with a total of about 33 million people. The cities are Wuhan, where the illness has been concentrated, and nine of its neighbors in central China's Hubei province.
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Backlog of toxic Superfund clean-ups grows under Trump 5.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

The Trump administration has built up the biggest backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund clean-up projects in at least 15 years, the EPA reported.

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Backlog of toxic Superfund cleanups grows under Trump 3.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The EPA released figures over the holidays showing that 34 projects to clean up the nation's most polluted sites stalled last year for lack of money.
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Backlog of toxic Superfund clean-ups grows under Trump 3.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Trump administration has built up the biggest backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund clean-up projects in at least 15 years, nearly triple the number that were stalled for lack of money in the Obama era, according to 2019 figures quietly released by the Environmental Protection Agency over the winter holidays.
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The Supreme Court Is Tackling an Important Superfund Case and It’s—Messy 4.12.2019 Mother Jones
For decades, Anaconda Company Smelter operated an enormous copper smelting factory in Opportunity, Montana. And for more than seven decades, that factory spewed tons of toxic waste, mostly arsenic, into the community’s soil and water supply. In 1983, the EPA made Opportunity one of its Superfund sites, and ordered the Atlantic Richfield Company, which acquired the […]
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Most Superfund Sites Are Threatened by Climate Change. EPA Doesn’t Plan to Do Anything About It. 19.11.2019 Mother Jones
Two years ago, Congress asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to determine how prepared the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was to address the threat climate change poses to Superfund sites—spaces that store hazardous materials, like coal ash ponds or decommissioned mining sites that the EPA has identified for eventual clean up. The GAO findings just […]
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State hits Water Gremlin over new hazardous waste violations 6.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The maker of lead-based products has let the chemical TCE and used motor oil leak into soils under its White Bear Township building, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says. Other state regulators shut the plant last week over lead contamination concerns.
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