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: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Storms
Last updated: Dec 25 2018 21:22 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 23,914    
He’s Advised Pro-Democracy Activists in 50 Countries. Here’s His Advice for Americans. 20.11.2020 Mother Jones
He’s been called “the secret architect of global revolution” (by the Guardian) and a “nonviolent storm trooper” (in the pages of our magazine). Now, after two decades traveling the world training pro-democracy activists in more than 50 countries, Serbian revolutionary Srdja Popovic finds himself in the United States, where he’s teaching strategic nonviolent struggle to students at […]
Also found in: [+]
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.
Also found in: [+]
The fire that devastated a Sierra town created a pyrocumulus cloud. What does that mean? 20.11.2020 LA Times: Environment

Like other destructive wildfires this season, the Mountain View fire was plume-dominated. What's the science behind such clouds?

Also found in: [+]
Hurricane Iota: Storm causes devastation in Central America 19.11.2020 BBC: World
At least 30 people have lost their lives in devastation caused by the strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year.
Also found in: [+]
Hurricane Iota rips through Central America 19.11.2020 BBC: World
Iota is the strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year and only the second November hurricane to reach category five.
Also found in: [+]
Hurricane Iota: At least nine dead in strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year 19.11.2020 BBC: World
At least nine people have died as the strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year hits central America.
Also found in: [+]
Hurricane Iota: Category five storm hits Nicaragua 17.11.2020 BBC: Front Page
The category five storm hits Nicaragua less than two weeks after another devastating hurricane.
Also found in: [+]
Hurricane Iota threatens 'catastrophic winds' 16.11.2020 BBC: World
The storm has strengthened to category five and is forecast to hit Nicaragua and Honduras on Monday.
Also found in: [+]
Storm Vamco hits Vietnam as Philippines rescues survivors 15.11.2020 BBC: World
High winds uprooted trees and blew roofs off buildings as the powerful storm battered Vietnam.
Also found in: [+]
Hurricane Iota 'rapidly strengthens' on path to Central America 15.11.2020 BBC: World
Forecasters say Iota will be a major hurricane when it hits coastal areas of Nicaragua and Honduras.
Also found in: [+]
Hurricane season: Record number of named Atlantic storms 10.11.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Theta is the 29th Atlantic storm this hurricane season and another system is forming in the Caribbean.
Also found in: [+]
Tropical Storm Eta makes landfall in Florida 9.11.2020 BBC: World
Schools and public transport are closed amid warnings of flash floods and storm surges.
Also found in: [+]
Storm Eta hits Cuba after devastating Central America 8.11.2020 BBC: World
The US National Hurricane Center warns of "significant, life-threatening" flooding in Cuba.
Also found in: [+]
California sizzled with three straight months of record heat and raging fires 7.11.2020 LA Times: Environment

August, September and October were the state's warmest on record, according to a new report.

Also found in: [+]
South Yorkshire floods: Some victims still not home a year on 7.11.2020 BBC: Front Page
A year on from floods across South Yorkshire, some residents are still yet to get their homes back.
Typhoon Goni: Philippines survivor tells of children swept away 7.11.2020 BBC: World
A farmer's child was found dead miles from home after the family was separated by volcanic mudflow.
Also found in: [+]
Storm Eta: Around 150 feared dead in Guatemala 7.11.2020 BBC: World
The army reaches a village where houses were buried by mudslides triggered by Storm Eta's rains.
Also found in: [+]
Storm Eta: 'We have nothing... I am in pain' 6.11.2020 BBC: World
Central America is counting the cost of Storm Eta and the deaths and devastation left in its wake.
Also found in: [+]
Storm Eta: Guatemala landslide kills at least 50 6.11.2020 BBC: World
Rescue efforts continue as the storm travels across the region, leaving a trail of destruction.
Also found in: [+]
Storm Eta batters Central America killing three 4.11.2020 BBC: World
At least three people died and tens of thousands were evacuated as Eta hit Central America.
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 23,914