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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Editorial: Biden's challenge: Restoring the U.S. as a leader against global warming 26.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

President-elect Joe Biden recognizes the dangers of global warming and vows to confront the problem head on. Good, because we just wasted four years.

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There is no political center between AOC's progressivism and letting Grandma die of coronavirus 11.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Democrats can either protect Americans from coronavirus or not. They can prevent catastrophic global warming or not.

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Sparing no words for Trump, Merkel vows cooperation with Biden 9.11.2020 Raw Story
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday warmly offered to cooperate closely with Joe Biden after his election as America’s next president, a sharp contrast to her stern warning to Donald Trump four years ago. Underlining the President-elect’s “decades of experience in foreign policy” and recalling “good encounters and talks with him”, Merkel vowed to “stand […]
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Trump Officially Leaves Paris Agreement After Years of Environmental Wreckage 5.11.2020 Truthout.com
The agreement is largely symbolic of how the U.S. will act -- or not -- on climate in the next four ...
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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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Op-Ed: The Golden State treescape wasn't made to last 1.11.2020 LA Times: Environment

Amid the worst fire season on record, Californians have to learn to take the long view.

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An Effective Green New Deal Must Be Global. This Is What It Could Look Like. 25.10.2020 Truthout.com
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin's latest book gives us a concrete plan to deal with this truly existential ...
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Pressed on climate views and ties to Shell Oil, Amy Coney Barrett once again calls established climate science ‘controversial’ 21.10.2020 Raw Story
In answers to follow-up questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett once again falsely characterized the science behind human-caused climate change as “controversial” and declined to acknowledge the established link between carbon emissions and global warming. Barrett invoked (pdf) previous Supreme Court decisions describing the climate crisis […]
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Trump forgets France’s Emmanuel Macron is president — and not prime minister 19.10.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump likes to make fun of his rival Joe Biden’s verbal lapses but on Saturday he made his own goof as he took a pot shot at French President Emmanuel Macron and effectively demoted him. Trump’s error downgrading Macron to prime minister came as he spoke at a campaign rally in Michigan, one […]
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Trump gaffe demotes France’s Macron 18.10.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump likes to make fun of his rival Joe Biden’s verbal lapses but on Saturday he made his own goof as he took a pot shot at French President Emmanuel Macron and effectively demoted him. Trump’s error downgrading Macron to prime minister came as he spoke at a campaign rally in Michigan, one […]
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Noam Chomsky: ‘If you don’t push the lever for the Democrats, you are assisting Trump’ 18.10.2020 Raw Story
Noam Chomsky, one of the world’s foremost public intellectuals, has provided the international left with wisdom, guidance and inspiration for nearly 60 years. Proving that he operates at the locus where argumentation and activism meet, he demonstrates indispensable intellectual leadership on issues of foreign policy, democratic socialism and rejection of corporate media bromides. This article first appeared in Salon One […]
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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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The water is up to his ankles — but he still doesn’t believe climate change is real 12.10.2020 Raw Story
Daniel Schexnayder has water up to his ankles as he stands outside, surveying damage to his home inflicted by Hurricane Laura six weeks before Louisiana was pummeled by a second storm, Delta. But he still does not believe in climate change. “I’m on the other side. I’m with Trump,” the 58-year-old carpenter said only hours […]
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Arctic odyssey ends, bringing home tales of alarming ice loss 9.10.2020 Raw Story
The biggest Arctic expedition in history will return to the German port of Bremerhaven on Monday after a year-long mission, bringing home observations from scientists that sea ice is melting at a “dramatic rate” in the region. Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be no grand fanfare when the German Alfred Wegener Institute’s Polarstern ship docks. […]
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America’s capitalist system is ‘uniquely incapable of securing public health’ amid the pandemic: Economist Richard Wolff 5.10.2020 Raw Story
As I’ve written before, the novel coronavirus pandemic has exposed many of the structural weaknesses in capitalism. In order to rationalize the free market ideology that undergirds capitalist systems, capitalists must ignore inconvenient scientific facts (whether about the pandemic or issues like global warming and pollution) and cut corners when trying to help those stricken […]
Sea level: Greenland ice loss worst in 12,000 years 30.9.2020 Raw Story
Ice loss from Greenland’s massive ice sheet will cause sea levels to rise more during the 21st century than they have during any 100-year period in the last 12,000 years, even if global warming is held in check, scientists said Wednesday. The study — based on ice core data and models and published in the […]
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Warming oceans more ‘stable’ and that’s bad, scientists warn 29.9.2020 Raw Story
Global warming is making the oceans more stable, increasing surface temperatures and reducing the carbon they can absorb, according to research published Monday by climate scientists who warned that the findings have “profound and troubling” implications. Man-made climate change has increased surface temperatures across the planet, leading to atmospheric instability and amplifying extreme weather events, […]
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Both Parties Used to Love the Carbon Tax. So Why Are They Giving up on It? 26.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. It was a cold February day in Salem, Oregon, and Republican state senators were fleeing the capitol. It was weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the country and kept Americans huddled inside. So members of Oregon’s legislature were […]
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Seas Are Rising. We Must Create Climate-Resilient Infrastructure — Now. 25.9.2020 Truthout.com
A house sits submerged in floodwaters
Activists everywhere can fight for climate resilience at the local level.
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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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