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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7 Ways Biden Can Fight Climate Change Without Any Help from Congress 23.11.2020 Mother Jones
When Joe Biden delivered his first speech as president-elect two weeks ago, he focused on his mandate to “marshal the forces of science and the forces of hope in the great battles of our time.” Climate change was high on that list. After another year of unprecedented climate disasters, Biden will enter office with the most […]
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Here’s How a Biden Administration Could Push Companies Further on Climate 22.11.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Over the past year or so, as the Trump administration continued to roll back or weaken as many climate regulations in the United States as it could get its hands on, the corporate world seemed to be doing […]
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Rape, worker abuses are common in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands and everyday household products 21.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Palm oil is found in everything from potato chips and pills to pet food, and also ends up in products from L’Oréal, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Avon, Johnson & Johnson.
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Sam Gary, oilman and philanthropist, dies at home in Denver at 94 19.11.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Sam Gary, an oilman and philanthropist who founded the Piton Foundation, died Monday at home in Denver. He was 94.
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'We've only started': How Latino support for Trump grew in Texas borderlands 12.11.2020 LA Times: Nation

In 2016, Trump lost all 18 Texas counties where Latinos make up at least 80% of the population. This time he won five of them and closed the gap considerably in the rest.

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Sunken boats. Stolen gear. Fishermen are prey as China conquers a strategic sea 12.11.2020 LA Times: Nation

Beijing's aggressive South China Sea expansion shows its willingness to defy international laws for President Xi Jinping's visions of power.

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Five things Joe Biden can do to fight climate change — without Congress' help 8.11.2020 LA Times: Environment

A divided Congress could make climate action harder, but there's a huge amount Joe Biden can do on his own.

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Family of 82-year-old killed in 2018 gas explosion at Aurora senior community accuses companies of negligence, recklessness 5.11.2020 Denver Post: Local
The family of an 82-year old woman killed in a gas explosion two years ago at an Aurora senior living community alleges in a new lawsuit that Comcast, Xcel Energy and their subcontractors acted "negligently and recklessly" as they drilled into the ground to lay fiber optic cables.
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India's longest burning gas fire is destroying lives 4.11.2020 BBC: World
The longest-ever gas well fire in India's history continues to rage after 150 days.
The young Norwegians taking their own country to court over oil 4.11.2020 BBC: Business
Despite Norway's green credentials, its infamous state wealth is due to its huge oil exports. This week, Norwegian youths are challenging this double standard in the Supreme Court.
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Can Brexit bring back the glory days of British fishing? 2.11.2020 BBC: Front Page
It's not long since Grimsby was the biggest fishing port in the world. How do its fishermen see the post-Brexit future?
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Are Pennsylvanians as Obsessed With Fracking as Trump and Biden Think? 1.11.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. My home state of Pennsylvania is always on the receiving end of some heavy pandering by presidential candidates: some feeble stabs at the Sheetz vs. Wawa convenience store debate, pointlessly coy hints at an allegiance with the Flyers or […]
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Oil firm whistleblower trapped in Croatian holiday hell 30.10.2020 BBC: World
A British lawyer exposed huge oil industry corruption - and now Monaco wants him extradited.
Boulder County files emergency motion to stop Extraction Oil & Gas from drilling until litigation is resolved 29.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
Boulder County on Wednesday filed an emergency motion requesting that the court lift a stay on pending litigation between Extraction Oil & Gas and the county, which would halt drilling.
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Citing embattled federal lands chief, environmentalists want plan for southwest Colorado tossed 28.10.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Environmental organizations filed a lawsuit Tuesday that seeks to overturn a plan for public lands in southwestern Colorado, saying it was approved while William Perry Pendley headed the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and a federal court has ruled that his tenure was unlawful.
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US election 2020: What are Trump's and Biden's policies? 18.10.2020 BBC: World
Some of President Trump's and Joe Biden's key policies explained and compared.
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Can California ban fracking? Newsom's bold plan to fight climate change faces skepticism 7.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

California lawmakers say Gov. Gavin Newsom must do more than endorse a fracking ban for the Legislature to take action.

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Decisions on public lands in Colorado, across West questioned after ruling on acting federal agency chief 7.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
Sixty environmental organizations say decisions about management of public lands in Colorado and across the West should be set aside after a federal judge ruled that William Perry Pendley served unlawfully for 14 months as head of the Bureau of Land Management.
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US bans Malaysian palm oil producer over forced labour 1.10.2020 BBC: Business
Malaysia's FGV Holdings says it has taken "concrete steps" to improve its labour standards.
Newsom orders 2035 phaseout of gas-powered vehicles, calls for fracking ban 23.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Under Newsom's order, new gas-powered cars and light trucks and medium and heavy-duty trucks must be zero-emission by 2045 where possible.

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