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
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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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Melting Alpine glaciers yield archaeologic troves, but clock ticking 16.10.2020 Raw Story
The group climbed the steep mountainside, clambering across an Alpine glacier, before finding what they were seeking: a crystal vein filled with the precious rocks needed to sculpt their tools. That is what archaeologists have deduced after the discovery of traces of an ancient hunt for crystals by hunters and gatherers in the Mesolithic era, […]
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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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Louisiana Official Gets Industry Cash to Push Pipeline Through Local Communities 4.10.2020 Truthout.com
Black and Indigenous community members say that they have not been asked whether they want the toxic ...
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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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Opinion: Among the debate casualties: Serious discussion of climate change 30.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Moderators must move climate change to the forefront in presidential debates. It is a global threat of historic magnitude.

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Black Voters Could Be Decisive Eco-Voters in the Most High Stakes Election in US History. 28.9.2020 Mother Jones
This story appeared in WURD as part of the Covering Climate Now project and is being shared through the Climate Desk Partnership. It’s not only been a summer season (now autumn) of a deadly pandemic, toxic politics, and social unrest, but the nation has been rocked by a non-stop series of environmental calamities triggered by […]
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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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California to ban sale of gasoline-powered cars by 2035 24.9.2020 Raw Story
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday ordered all passenger vehicles sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2035 to fight climate change and smog-fouled air. The transportation sector causes more than half of California’s carbon pollution, and parts of the state are vexed by some of the most toxic air in the country, according […]
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Climate Anxiety Is Rising in the US — But Not Among Republicans 22.9.2020 Truthout.com
Climate change hardly registered among Republicans, who said abortion and crime are among their top issues in a ...
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Reality Check: Trump Wants Us To Ignore The Evidence On Climate Change 17.9.2020 Crooks Liars
CNN's New Day has a John Avlon "reality check" on climate change and Trump. "If you're still in denial about whether climate change is real, you ought to have your head examined," Avlon said. "Or you might be President Trump. There are at least 87 wildfires burning across the western United States, consuming more than 4.7 million acres to date. Phoenix has seen a record 50 consecutive days over 110 degrees, while the skies over San Francisco have been choked with orange smoke, making it look like a dystopian sci-fi film. But it's all too real. With the Northwest now containing three cities with the worst air quality on earth, which shows you why comments like this -- I believe in clean air, immaculate air, I believe in clean water. All of those things. I am not a believer in climate change. "...are dangerous nonsense. But of course, President Trump doubled down while visiting fire-ravaged California this week." TRUMP: It will start getting cooler. NEWSOME: I wish -- NEWSOME: I wish science agreed with ...
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Extreme weather and permanent disaster zones will force a new American migration: research 15.9.2020 Raw Story
August besieged California with a heat unseen in generations. A surge in air conditioning broke the state’s electrical grid, leaving a population already ravaged by the coronavirus to work remotely by the dim light of their cellphones. By midmonth, the state had recorded possibly the hottest temperature ever measured on earth — 130 degrees in […]
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Op-Ed: California's burning landscape is proof of rapid climate change 11.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

We'll never get ahead of these crises until we make the investments needed to reverse the course of climate change.

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Fire, smoke, heat, drought — how climate change could spoil your next glass of California Cabernet 5.9.2020 LA Times: Business

How many more scorched summers can the king grape of Napa Valley survive?

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Feds to increase monitoring after Grizzly Creek fire raises risk of catastrophic landslides in Glenwood Canyon 28.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Wildfires burning away trees and shrubs along the Interstate 70 corridor through Glenwood Canyon, perennially plagued by falling rocks, have raised risks of catastrophic landslides -- prompting federal geologists to install more monitoring sensors.
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Antarctica’s glacier-damming ice shelves at risk 26.8.2020 Raw Story
More than half the ice shelves ringing Antarctica that prevent huge glaciers from sliding into the ocean and lifting sea levels are at risk of crumbling due to climate change, researchers said Wednesday. Melt water running into deep fissures caused by warming air is undermining the structural integrity of these natural barricades, they reported in […]
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Italian valley still in ‘red zone’ as Mont Blanc glacier threatens collapse 8.8.2020 Raw Story
An Italian alpine resort remained on high alert Friday over fears a vast chunk of a glacier on the slopes of the Mont Blanc massif could plummet in high temperatures. “No one gets through! No cars, bikes or pedestrians,” was the message at a checkpoint where an automatic barrier and two guards blocked the small […]
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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard rebuts U.S. claim that Marshall Islands nuclear waste site is safe 27.7.2020 LA Times: Nation

The Hawaii congresswoman, a critic of U.S. policy in the Marshall Islands, wants 'fresh eyes' on a leaking nuclear waste dump in the central Pacific.

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Editorial: Trump's continued disregard for the environment and climate change poses a mortal threat 19.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Trump invoked a highway project in announcing rollbacks of a bedrock environmental law. Funny, because voters face a fork in the road in November.

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Even in Death, Black Bodies Face Environmental Racism 10.7.2020 Truthout.com
Many Black grave sites are vulnerable to disasters due to systemic racial disparities in planning and ...
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