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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Perdue and Loeffler’s Well-Timed Stock Trades Give Georgia Democrats an Opening 25.11.2020 Mother Jones
Sen. David Perdue has hit a tough string of headlines recently that are complicating his effort to win reelection as a Republican in Georgia. The coverage shares a theme: Perdue used his position in the Senate to enrich himself and his wealthy donors. The stories follow the revelation from this spring that Perdue, a multi-millionaire, […]
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Editorial: Georgia voters can give Joe Biden a chance to lead — again 25.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Two runoff elections could give Democrats a Senate majority.

As Georgia GOP feuds over Trump loss, might it hurt party turnout for Senate runoffs? 23.11.2020 L.A. Times - World News

With Georgia's GOP feuding since Joe Biden won there, a question looms: Can it unite to help two senators win runoffs that will decide which party runs the Senate?

Lake Michigan is known for its sandy shores. But surging water levels have left officials scrambling for new ways to protect them. 20.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Rising temperatures, precipitation and human development across the Great Lakes basin have changed Lake Michigan, affecting millions along its coast.
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Urban Sanitation Is a Climate and Economic Issue Too 19.11.2020 THE CITY FIX
Along the Ngong River in Mukuru, one of Nairobi’s slum neighborhoods and home to more than 100,000 people, residents face a dual threat when the rains come. First, the river rises, flooding into streets and houses. Then the water reaches ...
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Georgia's Senate candidates run as dynamic duos. Will it work? 19.11.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Both Republican and Democratic camps in Georgia embrace running as teams, framing their campaigns around what they can accomplish — or stop — together.

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Opinion: Young Black voters helped Biden win Georgia. Democrats had better not take us for granted 14.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The energy I've seen from young Black people who went to the polls came from a desire to oust a far-right president who shows no respect for American democracy. But that energy cannot be taken for granted.

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$500,000 bond for security guard charged with second-degree murder in Denver protest shooting 20.10.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A Denver judge on Monday set a $500,000 bond for the security guard charged with second-degree murder in a fatal shooting at an Oct. 10 protest.
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Forests Near or Far Can Protect Water for Cities 1.10.2020 THE CITY FIX
Water is essential to human health and well-being. In cities, leaders strive to provide secure access to clean, safe and affordable water. In rural areas, farmers hope for adequate rain and healthy rivers to produce healthy crops. The coronavirus pandemic ...
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With the pandemic, parents and educators embrace outdoor preschools. Many hope the move will be permanent. 25.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Educator: 'I have been seeing this as an opportunity to change business as usual. I’m hoping that this is going to stick, that we are going to get kids outside more.'
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Forests Near or Far Can Protect Water for Cities 23.9.2020 WRI Stories
Forests Near or Far Can Protect Water for Cities Comments|Add Comment|PrintNear or far, forests — like this one at the edge of Hong Kong — affect the movement, quality and availability of water in cities. Photo by Florian Wehde/Unsplash Water is essential to human health and well-being. In cities, leaders strive to provide secure access to clean, safe and affordable water. In rural areas, farmers hope for adequate rain and healthy rivers to produce healthy crops. The coronavirus pandemic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The Pandemic Could Create a Nightmare at the Polls. Here’s One Way to Fix That. 10.8.2020 Mother Jones
In April and May, as the coronavirus ravaged places like New York City and Los Angeles, it looked as if Texas might somehow make it through the pandemic largely unscathed. But then the state’s case counts began to rise precipitously—just in time for its May 26 primary runoff election. Rather than expand mail voting, the […]
Sewer pipes carrying dirty water will be a key part of National Western Center’s clean energy future 4.8.2020 Denver Post: Business
At Denver's redeveloping National Western Center campus, two giant sewer pipes that carry wastewater and human byproducts to a treatment facility north of downtown soon will be put to work on a second mission: keeping buildings a nice, comfy temperature.
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Collaboration on Nature-Based Solutions Is Key to Resilient City Infrastructure 7.7.2020 THE CITY FIX
Capital City, a (hypothetical) seaside metropolis, has a growing population. However, much of its infrastructure was built 100 years ago and is straining from deferred maintenance, unable to meet the city’s future needs. To make matters worse, Capital City has ...
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How a PG&E Contractor With a Sketchy Past Made Millions After California’s Deadliest Fire 4.7.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. It was a last-ditch effort to save a scofflaw business. For years, the owners of Bay Area Concrete […]
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See how your favorite beach ranks in the latest pollution report card 1.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

Heal the Bay's annual survey of California beaches gives high water-quality marks to 92% of beaches. Six of the dirtiest were in the Bay Area.

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Collaboration on Nature-Based Solutions is Key to Resilient City Infrastructure 29.6.2020 WRI Stories
Collaboration on Nature-Based Solutions is Key to Resilient City Infrastructure Comments|Add Comment|PrintDepartments that work together on projects and use natural infrastructure, like the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in Singapore, can achieve a variety of benefits. Photo by Stefano/Flickr. Capital City, a (hypothetical) seaside metropolis, has a growing population. However, much of its infrastructure was built 100 years ago and is straining from deferred maintenance, unable to meet the city’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Sewage may help predict future virus outbreaks. Chicago researchers aim to test hundreds or thousands of manholes at a time. 30.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Collecting samples from municipal sewers on a regular basis could give cities early warnings about where the disease is spreading.
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Residential energy is becoming companies' business 29.5.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Residential energy is becoming companies' business Sarah Golden Fri, 05/29/2020 - 01:45 In this crazy upside-down world, the line between residential and commercial energy is getting fuzzy.  Everything changed so quickly, it makes sense that climate and energy teams have yet to figure out how to account for the shift. But as companies such as Mastercard , Facebook and Twitter look at long-term remote work policies, working from home (WFH) is adding a new dimension to corporate carbon accounting.  And it’s not too soon for climate-forward companies to think about how to incentivize employees to make their home (office) run off clean energy.  It’s still early days for companies thinking about WFH energy usages as part of their own greenhouse gas footprint. Right now, commercial energy use is still high , and it’s not clear when or which workers will head back to the office.  It’s not too soon for climate-forward companies to think about how to incentivize employees to make their home (office) run off clean ...
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How to Reduce Plastic and Other Ocean Pollution Simultaneously 27.5.2020 WRI Stories
How to Reduce Plastic and Other Ocean Pollution Simultaneously Comments|Add Comment|PrintUp to 13 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean every year. Photo by pxfuel Plastic has gone from the greatest invention of the modern era to one of the most challenging materials to manage. Each year, up to 13 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean, the equivalent of one garbage truck of waste every minute. The world has responded with countless intiatives, campaigns and agreements to ban... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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