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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User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Species Loss
Last updated: Dec 01 2020 01:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Public's help sought after rare birds stolen from California zoo 1.12.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
The pigeon and cockatoo are both elderly long-time zoo residents that require special care.
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Why 2020 has been good for England's beavers 30.11.2020 BBC: Front Page
Homes for these "ultimate environmental engineers" have been set up in enclosures across England.
Good News! Endangered Vancouver Island Marmots Are Making a Comeback! 29.11.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Canada’s National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Vancouver Island marmots may just be the antidote required for the dystopian times we are living in. If you must be trapped inside during this current winter of discontent, alone at a desk, scrolling through hours of […]
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Op-Ed: One of America's great wildernesses is being destroyed, bit by bit, in a silent massacre 29.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Unlike most of the nation's great river systems, the Mobile Basin has survived with its rich biodiversity mostly intact. That is changing.

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At Sea and in Court, the Fight to Save the World’s Rarest Whales Intensifies 26.11.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Artie Raslich has been volunteering for seven years with the conservation group Gotham Whale, working on the American Princess, a whale-watching boat based in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. In that time Raslich, a professional photographer, has glimpsed a […]
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Platypus habitat 'has shrunk by 22%' since 1990 23.11.2020 BBC: World
The unique mammal is at risk of disappearing from some Australian waterways, research finds.
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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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Global map of bees created in conservation first 20.11.2020 BBC: Science
The data will help protect vital pollinators and could lead to new bee discoveries, say scientists.
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Climate change: Protecting the rainforest through your shopping basket 11.11.2020 BBC: Science
Green groups welcome the UK's plan to outlaw the import of food and other goods from protected areas.
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Newly discovered primate 'already facing extinction' 11.11.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Historical museum specimens have helped to solve a long standing scientific monkey puzzle.
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Back from the dead: Race to save Romania's 65 million-year-old fish 8.11.2020 BBC: World
The nocturnal, prehistoric Asprete has teetered on the brink of extinction for decades.
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The Somali man who has a scorpion named after him 4.11.2020 BBC: World
Somali environmentalist Ahmed Ibrahim Awale hopes it will inspire African researchers.
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Trump administration lifts endangered species protection for wolves 29.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Trump administration on Thursday ended endangered species protection for gray wolves nationwide, rankling conservationists who contend wolves still are vulnerable -- and raising the stakes in Colorado's wolf reintroduction ballot battle in next week's election.
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Trump administration expected to drop gray wolf from endangered species list 29.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

Federal officials say the gray wolf no longer needs protection. But conservationists disagree and are preparing to challenge the decision in court.

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Fantastic beasts in the real world and where to find them 26.10.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
London's Natural History Museum is set to stage one of the most ambitious exhibitions in its history.
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Illinois launches statewide plan to boost monarch butterfly population: ‘If enough people get on board, we can turn this thing around’ 23.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
In a 2014 petition to list the monarch butterfly under the Endangered Species Act, the number of monarchs was estimated at 35 million, down from 1 billion butterflies east of the Rockies less than 20 years earlier.
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Conservation: Bridge of hope for world's rarest primate 15.10.2020 BBC: Science
An artificial rope bridge across a divided forest could help save the ape, a type of gibbon, from extinction.
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Imperiled desert tortoises join California's 'endangered' list... at least for now 15.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

California has granted temporary endangered species status to the Mojave desert tortoise while it considers the reptile for permanent listing.

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Bobcat fire aftermath threatens endangered species in San Gabriel Mountains 14.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

After the Bobcat fire, rangers and biologists consider rescue operations for protected species in the San Gabriel Mountains.

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'Real and imminent' extinction risk to whales 10.10.2020 BBC: Science
A letter signed by hundreds of scientists calls for global action to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises.
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