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: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Composting
Last updated: Dec 18 2018 22:45 IST RSS 2.0
 
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A Netflix Doc Wants to Fix Our Food System With Capitalism. “Gather” Argues That’s How It Broke. 25.11.2020 Mother Jones
Early on in Gather, a new documentary about Native Americans searching for food sovereignty, we follow Nephi Craig on a tour of a former gas station on the White Mountain Apache Nation in eastern Arizona. Craig, a White Mountain Apache/Navajo chef, points to an empty refrigerated case once stocked with energy drinks and packaged snacks. […]
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Colorado recycling drops, and state is working to fix that 22.11.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
From 2018 to 2019, the state’s recycling rate dropped to 15.9% from 17.2%, far below the national average of 35%, according to an annual report released by Eco-Cycle and the Colorado Public Interest Research Group.
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot pledges to push through her plan for City Hall review of polluting industries despite aldermanic opposition 8.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Mayor Lori Lightfoot pledged Wednesday to continue pushing for City Hall control of zoning rules for some polluting industries, after aldermen who criticized it as a power grab stalled the plan this week.
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Review: 'Scuse me while I 'Kiss the Ground': How soil might be Earth's climate change savior 25.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

The documentary "Kiss the Ground," narrated by Woody Harrelson, makes the case that by regenerating the Earth's soils, we can balance the climate and save the world.

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She was afraid of growing food — until the pandemic pushed her to do it 23.9.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Jamie Williams turned a tiny strip of dirt outside her apartment into an edible garden. You can tour it online during the LA Design Festival.

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You can feel less guilty about flying to Aspen now, thanks to a carbon-offset program 4.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
Skip the traffic on I-70 and a take a carbon-offset flight to Aspen.
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This farmer in Pomona will inspire you to plant your own garden, no matter how small 28.7.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Farmer Rishi Kumar grows top-tier fruits and offers gardening tips on Instagram: "Gardening is such an important way of connecting with the earth, connecting with ourselves and eating well."

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B&Q owner sees sales soar in lockdown DIY boom 22.7.2020 BBC: Business
B&Q owner Kingfisher says sales have soared in lockdown as people do more DIY.
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Coronavirus: Sheep wool 'barely worth selling any more' 17.7.2020 BBC: Business
Coronavirus has meant a "terrible year" for British wool farmers, with fleeces now almost worthless.
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Container enthusiasm: How to grow lockdown veg in a tiny space 21.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
The lockdown gardening boom has become a phenomenon but how do you join if you don't have a garden?
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Killed bills: 9 measures Colorado lawmakers won’t vote on this year because of COVID-19 1.6.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado lawmakers killed a bunch of bills in their first days back to work after a more than two-month hiatus, and they expect the "bloodbath," as many have called it, to continue.
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Meat plant closures mean pigs bound for slaughter are gassed, shot in the head instead 14.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Hundreds of thousands of pigs have grown too large to be slaughtered commercially, forcing farmers to kill them and dispose of their carcasses.
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Coronavirus lockdown: Why garden centres reopened first 13.5.2020 BBC: Front Page
A national obsession and an industry at the mercy of the seasons meant it was time to (safely) open up.
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DIY: Plant a victory garden now and grow your own groceries 16.4.2020 LA Times: Health

It's time to stop wringing your hands over COVID-19: Plant some food and create your own victory garden. Here are eight steps to get started.

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Why proper trash, recycling and compost disposal are critical to Denver health amid coronavirus pandemic 14.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The dramatic rise in home activity during the Coronavirus pandemic has increased the exposure risk to an underappreciated and essential City of Denver workforce -- residential trash, recycling and compost removal.
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Coronavirus: Shoppers face 'essential items' confusion 2.4.2020 BBC: Front Page
The government says you should only shop for "basic necessities" - but what does that actually mean?
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The 'climate doomers' preparing for society to fall apart 16.3.2020 BBC: World
Few scientists think climate change will cause society to collapse any time soon - but some people are getting ready anyway.
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Letters to the Editor: Dead bodies eventually rot, so why bury them in lavish caskets? 14.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Opponents of human composting and other burial alternatives ignore that no matter how one's remains are disposed, we all eventually rot.

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How to make compost and maybe save the world too 12.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

How to make compost and (help) save the world.

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Letters to the Editor: Composting dead bodies is disrespectful. What's next, 'Soylent Green'? 8.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It isn't just the Catholic Church that objects to human composting. For thousands of years people have practiced dignified burials.

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