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: Waste-Regional
Category: Recycling and Composting
Last updated: Jul 10 2018 05:55 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Colorado recycling drops, and state is working to fix that 22.11.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
From 2018 to 2019, the state’s recycling rate dropped to 15.9% from 17.2%, far below the national average of 35%, according to an annual report released by Eco-Cycle and the Colorado Public Interest Research Group.
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On Philanthropy: Erasing hunger in America requires more than charity 8.11.2020 Denver Post: Business
The holidays are around the corner and, for tens of millions of our neighbors across the U.S., this will be a time of scarcity, insecurity, worry and, in the richest nation on Earth, hunger. Consider these facts: Prior to COVID-19, 37 million people in the U.S. struggled with hunger. Feeding America, the nation’s third largest […]
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Should you recycle your disposable mask? 29.10.2020 High Country News Most Recent
How masks are manufactured is important for the environment, too.
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After 21 years, Pepsi Center to be renamed Ball Arena as part of new partnership 22.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
The home of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche will be known as Ball Arena as part of a multiyear global partnership between Ball Corporation and Kroenke Sports and Entertainment.
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Denver’s war on plastics: Another casualty of COVID-19 29.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
As people continue to work and play at home, Denver residents create more trash and that's pushing the city's solid waste division to keep up.
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Mushrooms are healing the earth, starting with Colorado’s forests 11.6.2020 Denver Post: Lifestyles
"We all know that woody debris can be decomposed by lots of different organisms, but there are no organisms on the planet that do it with the level of effectiveness and efficiency of fungi."
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Why proper trash, recycling and compost disposal are critical to Denver health amid coronavirus pandemic 14.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The dramatic rise in home activity during the Coronavirus pandemic has increased the exposure risk to an underappreciated and essential City of Denver workforce -- residential trash, recycling and compost removal.
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Kafer: So now all Coloradans know what it’s like to feel food insecure — not just one in seven of us 28.3.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
It’s also a good time to think about the importance of food, the absurdity of waste, and the need to help others.
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Letters: Don’t over-test for COVID-19; Increasing income tax of the wealthy could burden our state; Keeping recycling green (3/12/20) 12.3.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Don’t over-test for COVID-19 The widespread availability of COVID-19 testing, with a doctor’s order, is an ill-conceived plan that will compromise the ability of health systems in Colorado to ensure sufficient health care resources for those who need them most: acutely ill patients in hospitals. As a physician who routinely cares for patients with respiratory […]
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Kafer: To reduce waste, Denver must charge for trash 27.2.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
With residential trash collection, it doesn’t matter whether you waste little or waste much. That’s because Denver is one of three major cities nationwide that provide trash pickup as a city service funded by property and sales taxes.
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Judge rules Denver’s urban camping ban unconstitutional 28.12.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
A Denver district court judge ruled Friday that the city’s controversial urban camping ban is unconstitutional, constituting cruel and unusual punishment.
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Denver will no longer recycle Christmas wrapping paper, ribbons or bows 27.12.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The change came a few weeks ago when the company used by Denver to process recyclable materials gave word it would no longer accept wrapping paper, said city spokeswoman Heather Burke-Bellile.
In pitching its energy snacks, Denver startup goes for good taste without packaging waste 2.11.2019 Denver Post: Business
A Denver start-up that makes energy snacks is maintaining its commitment to sustainability as it grows by thinking "outside the wrapper." The company started with two friends working in the basement of a house on a recipe for a healthy energy bar and is now catching the attention of investors and stores, which are starting to stock Unwrapp'd Energy Bites.
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Letters: Allowing sports betting for such a small return is a mistake; Reduce waste in trash pickup ( 30.10.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Allowing sports betting for such a small return is a mistake The arguments I am reading in favor of Proposition DD are the ultimate example of the tail wagging the dog. Voters should vote for DD if they think Coloradans should be able to gamble on sports on their phones. The Post’s editorial board says […]
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Pepsi Center to introduce aluminum cups, starting with Nuggets’ home opener 15.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Pepsi Center will soon serve its fans beverages in aluminum cups.
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Are you recycling or ‘wishcycling’? For a better environment, know the difference 11.10.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Everyone warns against “wishcycling” -- throwing things in the recycle bin because we think it should be recycled when we know it probably isn’t recyclable or must be dropped off at a unique location.
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CU Buffs football switching to aluminum cups at Folsom Field — just in time for Huskers’ visit 4.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
In a nod toward more sustainable packaging, CU will begin offering "lightweight aluminum" cups to fans during the 2019 football season at Folsom Field.
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Colorado recyclers caught in chokehold of rising costs and falling commodity prices 25.8.2019 Denver Post: Business
Higher processing costs and lower commodity prices are crushing recyclers around the country, with no easy for them to escape from the vise grip squeezing them.
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Kafer: Single-use plastic is a problem but a bag ban is not the answer, not yet 23.8.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Plastic, plastic everywhere.  The world’s oceans are stewing in 160 million tons of plastic and each year another eight million tons of trash floats in mostly by way of rivers. A thousand miles inland, plastic is in the air we breathe and the water we drink.  Microscopic bits were recently discovered by researchers in Denver and Rocky Mountain rainwater. These microplastics come from degraded packaging, household products, and clothing fiber.
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Tasty deals: Apps help find unsold food and reduce waste 23.6.2019 Denver Post: Food
New smartphone app checks nearby restaurants, hotels or bakeries in Berlin for food being sold for a discount at the end of the day.
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