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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Trump’s delusions and conspiracies are only one aspect of the distinctive American bias against reality 26.11.2020 Raw Story
On this holiday, millions of Americans are gathering around a homemade feast of comfort food, basking in the warmth of familial love and giving each other a potentially life-threatening virus. One week ago, Erin Burnett asked during the lead segment of her nightly talk show on CNN, “The CDC is warning Americans not to travel […]
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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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These Rare Seeds Escaped Syria’s War and Now Are Helping to Feed the World 23.11.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Wired and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In 2014, the remaining staff of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, or ICARDA, fled their beloved gene bank in Tel Hadia, 20 miles south of Aleppo. Syria’s civil war, which had broken out three years […]
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Benefits of Cap and Trade Often Elude Communities Hit Hard by Air Pollution 22.11.2020 Truthout.com
Benefits of Cap and Trade Often Elude Communities Hit Hard by Air Pollution
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As Biden Names Advisers, Climate Activists Push Back on Fossil Fuel Influence 19.11.2020 Truthout.com
The Biden transition’s picks and agency review teams so far are a mixed bag when it comes to climate ...
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What Biden’s Pick for USDA Chief Will Reveal About How He Intends to Govern 17.11.2020 Mother Jones
As the Biden-Harris transition pushes forward, even without cooperation from the defeated incumbent, speculation is swirling over future leadership of the US Department of Agriculture, which executes food and farm policy. Sonny Perdue, the USDA secretary under President Donald Trump, made headlines during his tenure for showering cash on large-scale commodity farmers—disproportionately in his home […]
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Factory Farms Are Poisoning Rural Communities. Will Biden Take on This Crisis? 15.11.2020 Truthout.com
Public health researchers say Biden must take action to protect the rural communities overrun by factory ...
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Editorial: Biden's presidency will face Republican obstruction, but he can still bring science back to Washington 13.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

There's one area where Biden could unravel a lot of Trump administration damage fairly quickly and easily: Biden can bring respect for science back to Washington.

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This election is depressing. But Georgia gives me hope 6.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

"I feel like the American empire is going to end in my lifetime," my friend told me. He voted for Biden but was dismayed that so many chose Trump.

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Massive iceberg threatens remote penguin sanctuary 5.11.2020 Raw Story
The world’s biggest iceberg is on a collision course with a remote South Atlantic island that is home to thousands of penguins and seals, and could impede their ability to gather food, scientists told AFP Wednesday. Icebergs naturally break off from Antarctica into the ocean, but climate change has accelerated the process — in this […]
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Scientists find chink in coral-eating starfish armor 4.11.2020 Raw Story
The discovery that coral-eating starfish are late risers and feed mostly at night could help slow the decline of the Great Barrier Reef and other shallow-water corals already ravaged by global warming, scientists reported Wednesday. Crown-of-thorns starfish suck the color and life out of corals, a favorite food, but in a healthy ecosystem their numbers […]
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Mutual Aid Is Essential to Our Survival Regardless of Who Is in the White House 27.10.2020 Truthout.com
Mutual Aid Is Essential to Our Survival Regardless of Who Is in the White House
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As Colorado wildfires burn, fears that climate change is causing “multi-level emergency” mount 25.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
The record-breaking forest fires burning in Colorado even as winter sets in are the latest sign climate change is hitting the West hard, causing scientists to up their rhetoric and warn it is past time to move beyond planning and start aggressively acting.
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The U.N.'s World Food Program, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, keeps focus on reaching zero global hunger 24.10.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The United Nations' World Food Program, recently named a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, is aiming for zero food hunger by 2030.

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Trump’s Attacks on Science Have Scarred Our Public Institutions 22.10.2020 Truthout.com
The damage under Trump is the culmination of the GOP’s longstanding war on science for the benefit of ...
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‘We are in serious trouble’: A close presidential race puts Michigan on edge 14.10.2020 Raw Story
In 2016, Donald Trump’s upset victory in Michigan was key to his winning the White House. This year, Joe Biden is counting on bringing the state back into the Democratic fold. Traveling across the Midwestern battleground, FRANCE 24 met voters on both sides who are bracing for catastrophe if their candidate loses. Four years ago, […]
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Fallout From Climate Disasters Are Being Exacerbated by a Housing Crisis 28.9.2020 Truthout.com
Fallout From Climate Disasters Are Being Exacerbated by a Housing Crisis
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1.8 Billion Tons More Greenhouse Gases Will Be Released, Thanks to Trump 28.9.2020 Truthout.com
A new report details the consequences of environmental policy rollbacks the Trump administration has pushed so ...
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Farmers Are Plagued by Debt and Climate Crisis. Trump Has Made Things Worse. 26.9.2020 Truthout.com
Experts suggest that the U.S. must urgently look inward to address its own climate-related food security ...
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Greenwashing Capitalism Won’t Heal the Planet 24.9.2020 Truthout.com
To truly heal the planet we have no alternative but to replace our current economic paradigm with a more equitable ...
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