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: Water-Regional
Category: Resource Management :: Wells
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Invocation perseverance; prolific Griz 399; errant GPS 1.12.2020 Current Issue
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
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Many Americans turning to real Christmas trees as bright spot amid coronavirus 27.11.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Ani Sirois, a respiratory nurse, has spent months caring for coronavirus patients at a Portland, Oregon, hospital, and she's only getting busier as infections — and hospitalizations — surge before the holidays.
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Are wildfires contaminating your drinking water? 17.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Manufactured substances known as volatile organic compounds pollute water around the U.S., and they’re heightened in the aftermath of fires.
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Get Cooking: Pancakes around the world 10.11.2020 Denver Post: Food
Nearly every culture or country cooks its take on what we call pancakes. France has its crêpes; Eastern Europe, their blinis. With those, we are familiar; with Finland’s pannukakku or Hungary’s palacsinta, not so much. Likewise, by and large, for Ethiopia’s teff flour-based injera or Colombia’s corn meal-based cachapas.
Colorado regulators give initial OK to ban on flaring of oil, gas wells to curb methane pollution 6.11.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Under rules given preliminary approval Thursday, Colorado will be one of only two states to prohibit  companies from routinely venting and flaring natural gas from well sites.
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Snedeker takes Houston Open lead; Johnson and fans return 6.11.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Brandt Snedeker found a lot of fairways and greens at difficult Memorial Park, top-ranked Dustin Johnson returned from the coronavirus, and fans were back, too, Thursday at the Houston Open.
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New Mexico’s oil fields have a sinkhole problem 5.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The hunt for industrial brine has opened massive and unexpected sinkholes, which is taking delicate work, and more than $54 million, to fill.
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The pandemic has us all cooking more than ever. But what if you don’t know how? 28.10.2020 Denver Post: Entertainment
"We realized we could deliver sake to individuals' doorsteps and give people a date-night experience from the safety of their home," said William Stuart, co-owner of Colorado Sake Co.
The pandemic has us all cooking more than ever. But what if you don’t know how? 28.10.2020 Denver Post: Food
"We realized we could deliver sake to individuals' doorsteps and give people a date-night experience from the safety of their home," said William Stuart, co-owner of Colorado Sake Co.
Bullock, Daines and Montana’s growing pains 27.10.2020 High Country News Most Recent
In a critical Senate race, the two Steves lay claim to the “Montana way of life.”
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Warm and flaky sausage rolls: A childhood favorite reimagined 22.10.2020 Denver Post: Food
Warm and flaky sausage rolls, stuffed with savory meat and striped with ketchup, may not have been school cafeteria fare in Brooklyn while I was growing up. But they were in Australia for Paul Allam, where, as a kid, he used to long for one to appear at his primary school lunch table, tucked into a crumpled brown paper bag, steaming and a little soggy in the best possible way.
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Will the extraction industry’s economic turmoil blight Colorado? 22.10.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Questions about gas well maintenance, clean up and public safety rise amid bankruptcies in the sector.
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Oil, gas industry’s economic turmoil fuels worries about fallout for landowners, communities 20.10.2020 Denver Post: Business
Is there a danger that struggling companies will walk away rather than pay tens of thousands of dollars to clean up just one well site? Will companies going through bankruptcy have the resources to safely maintain operations and adhere to agreements they've struck?
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A taste of France without venturing too far 19.10.2020 Denver Post: Food
For me, composing a three-course menu is always fun. You want a balance of flavors and textures and a certain progression. Start the meal with something light and bright, go for deeper notes in the main course, and end with something sweet, but not too sweet.
Adams County Commissioner candidate Q&A 7.10.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
The Adams County Commissioner race features Democrat Evan Henry and Republican Alexander "Skinny" Winkler in District 1, Charles "Chaz" Tedesco in District 2, and Democrat Lynn Baca and Republican Phil Covarrubias in District 5
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Letters: Ginsburg could have retired (10/4/20) 4.10.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Ginsburg could have retired Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had the opportunity to select the president that would replace her. Had she retired during the Obama administration, I’m certain she would have been happy with her replacement. A Republican Senate would have been more inclined to confirm the replacement of a liberal with a liberal. The overall makeup of the Court wouldn’t have changed. Instead, Justice Ginsburg made a conscious decision to hold onto her seat until she died. She had no intention of retiring. Her retirement date was under her control. Her date of death was not. Her time ran out. And now, she has no control over the selection of her replacement. There will be a drastic change in the makeup of the Court. She allegedly told her granddaughter, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”’ She was really saying her most fervent wish was to have more time on Earth. Don’t we all have the same wish?
Energy dominance or climate action: Trump, Biden and the fate of public lands 1.10.2020 High Country News Most Recent
In Grand Junction, Colorado, the presidential election is a choice between two distinct energy futures.
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Get Cooking: How to use up summer’s bounty 30.9.2020 Denver Post: Food
Over the past three years, I have made today’s recipe six or seven times, tinkering with it each time, sharing it with friends who very well may have handed me its main ingredient: a zucchini as large as a bazooka launcher.
How anti-Indigeneity proliferates around the West and the world 25.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Across the globe, anti-Indigenous organizations and sympathizers work to undermine the collective rights of Indigenous peoples.
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California moves to end sales of new gas-powered cars 24.9.2020 Denver Post: Business
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California will halt sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, a move he says will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% in the nation’s most populous state.
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