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: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
Last updated: Dec 02 2020 21:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Climate change damaging more World Heritage sites, report shows 2.12.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Climate change is increasingly damaging the U.N.’s most cherished heritage sites, a leading conservation agency warned Wednesday, reporting that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and dozens of other natural wonders are facing severe threats.
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Warmer world in 2020 busted weather records and hurt people, UN reports 2.12.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
An overheating world obliterated weather records in 2020, creating an extreme year for hurricanes, wildfires, heat waves, floods, droughts and ice melt, the United Nations’ weather agency reported Wednesday.
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The Case for Climate Reparations 28.11.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. When it comes to dealing with floods, droughts, heat waves, or other adversities that our lively planet throws at us, one classic solution for humanity has always been to simply pick up and leave. Mobility […]
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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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Letters to the Editor: Climate change has finally come for ancient Sequoia trees. That's devastating 19.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Controlled forest burns will help, but what will really save California's giant Sequoia trees is reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Editorial: Double hurricanes could make the Central America migration crisis even worse 18.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Back-to-back hurricanes devastating Nicaragua and Honduras, strained by five years of drought, will only add to the region's migration problem.

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Why Las Vegas Is at the Heart of Western States’s Water Conundrums 15.11.2020 Truthout.com
A city in the middle of the desert with less rainfall than any other in the nation was bound to have a water ...
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US formally quits Paris agreement as election hangs in balance 5.11.2020 Raw Story
The United States left the Paris accord on Wednesday, becoming the first country to ever withdraw from an international climate change pact as the fate of its presidential election hangs in the balance. It may prove to be a temporary blip before a Joe Biden administration rejoins the agreement. Otherwise, the global effort to rein […]
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The politics of climate change are shifting in Colorado 1.11.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Despite increasing acceptance of the science of climate change across the state, what to do about it remains a politically sensitive question.
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Sunday’s Forum 1.11.2020 Outside the Beltway
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Youth Activists Are Transforming the Election by Leading Protesters to the Polls 31.10.2020 Truthout.com
In three major battleground states, early voting from people under 29 has increased by almost 700 percent since ...
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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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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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Op-Ed: Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court could shred environmental protections 22.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It was disturbing to hear her describe climate change as 'a very contentious matter of public debate' rather than as scientifically established fact.

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Here's How You Can Help Build Our Green Coalition 16.10.2020 Crooks Liars
Blue America is working with our allies in Congress' Sustainable Energy And Environment Coalition Caucus [SEEC PAC], including old friends we've helped get elected and reelected like Matt Cartwright, Ted Lieu, Pramila Jayapal, Bonnie Watson-Coleman, Alan Lowenthal, Judy Chu, Ilhan Omar, Jim Himes, Barbara Lee, Earl Blumenauer, Steve Cohen, Raul Grijalva, Jerry McNerney, Nanette Barragan and Katie Porter. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), chair of Congress' Natural Resources Committee, told us yesterday that "Within the halls of Congress, no group is working harder than the SEEC Caucus to advance clean energy, climate change solutions, and environmental justice while protecting our air, water, wildlife, and public lands from the Trump administration." He further pointed out that "This work is powered by a grassroots network of people pitching in what they can to support this critical work." Blue America and SEEC PAC have teamed up to raise some last minute campaign contributions for candidates both our groups ...
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Op-Ed: The new line of attack on climate science in the age of megafires 14.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Some conservatives are shifting from outright climate change denial to making the equally false argument that it's not possible to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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New maps show how climate change is making California’s ‘fire Weather’ worse 14.10.2020 Raw Story
As California continues battling its worst wildfire season on record, new research shows that fall fire weather days — days with high temperatures, low humidity and high wind speeds — will double in parts of the state by the end of the century and will increase 40% by 2065. On these days all it takes […]
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Climate change spurs doubling of disasters since 2000: UN 13.10.2020 Raw Story
Climate change is largely to blame for a near doubling of natural disasters in the past 20 years, the United Nations said on Monday. The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction said 7,348 major disaster events had occurred between 2000 and 2019, claiming 1.23 lives, affecting 4.2 billion people and costing the global economy some […]
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The underground ‘Parthenon’ protecting Tokyo from floods 12.10.2020 Raw Story
It has been called Japan’s underground “Parthenon”, a cavernous complex charged with protecting Tokyo and surrounding areas from catastrophic flooding — a risk experts warn is growing as climate change advances. Above ground, there is little to give away the cathedral-like feat of engineering that forms the main reservoir of the Kasukabe flood tank, the […]
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