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 will not hesitate to cause violence to stay in power: psychiatric expert 20.11.2020 Raw Story
Dr. Bandy X. Lee was interviewed by Patrick R. McElligott, who is a retired psychiatric social worker from upstate New York.  He has decades of experience in grass roots social-political activism, including working on his late friend Rubin “Hurricane” Carter’s case, serving as Onondaga Nation Chief Paul Waterman’s top assistant on burial protection and repatriation, […]
Letters to the Editor: Why fund space exploration when we have Super Fund sites off our coast? 30.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

That DDT was dumped off the Southern California coast for decades shows how little we know about our planet's own marine ecosystems.

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Editorial: California failed the communities around Exide. This cannot happen again 21.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A bankruptcy court let Exide walk away from its toxic contamination. California leaders cannot let this happen again.

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Alaska GOP senator routinely voted for policies that benefited family’s chemical company 17.10.2020 Raw Story
Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, who faces an unexpectedly tight challenge from Democratic-backed independent Al Gross, has repeatedly cast votes in favor of policies that benefit the financial interests of his family’s multinational industrial manufacturing company. This article first appeared in Salon. Sullivan, first elected in 2014, has come under scrutiny in recent weeks as Democratic-aligned groups pour money into […]
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Fracking Company Has Made It Rain Toxic Water Upon New Mexico Without Penalty 2.9.2020 Truthout.com
Fracking Company Has Made It Rain Toxic Water Upon New Mexico Without Penalty
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The threat to drinking water from abandoned mines in the West remains unknown 30.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
There are hundreds of thousands of abandoned hard rock mining sites or features scattered throughout the West, and federal and state officials are nowhere close to identifying those that potentially pose a hazard to drinking water.
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As crews dig up lead-poisoned dirt, accelerated cleanup of Pueblo Superfund site cast as EPA model 2.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
It took 106 years for the government to address the toxic contamination from the smelters that turned mined rock into metals, but poisoned workers' neighborhoods on Pueblo's south side. The smelting to extract silver and lead between 1893 and 1908 left a legacy of arsenic, cadmium and lead in soil.
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After dams fail, Dow admits floodwaters in Midland, Michigan ‘commingling’ with toxic chemical storage ponds 21.5.2020 Raw Story
Floodwaters unleashed by a dam failure in central Michigan have reached a Dow Chemical facility and Superfund site, the company admitted Wednesday, raising the possibility that the flood could turn into a full-fledged environmental catastrophe. At 10:00am EST, Dow announced that “there were flood waters commingling with on-site containment ponds” at its facility. Midland, Michigan […]
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White House Rewrites EPA Assessment of Chemical Linked to Fetal Heart Damage 8.3.2020 Truthout.com
White House Rewrites EPA Assessment of Chemical Linked to Fetal Heart Damage
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Trump’s 2021 Budget Proposal Slashes Over One-Quarter of the EPA’s Budget 12.2.2020 Truthout.com
Trump's federal budget proposal is predictably harsh for wildlife and the environment but great for oil, gas and ...
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1982 Report Warned of Radioactive Waste Threat From Oil and Gas Wells 28.1.2020 Truthout.com
Radiation warning sign at the Union Carbide uranium mill in Rifle, Colorado, in 1972.
This waste has been sold at Lowe’s, bottled as “AquaSalina” and marketed as a pet-safe way to de-ice roads.
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Any normal president could find some defense attorneys who aren’t clowns and grifters 25.1.2020 Raw Story
Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House. Donald Trump’s […]
Backlog of toxic Superfund clean-ups grows under Trump 5.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

The Trump administration has built up the biggest backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund clean-up projects in at least 15 years, the EPA reported.

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Backlog of toxic Superfund cleanups grows under Trump 3.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The EPA released figures over the holidays showing that 34 projects to clean up the nation's most polluted sites stalled last year for lack of money.
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Adult suspect in STEM school shooting pleads not guilty at arraignment 3.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The adult suspect in last year's STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in Douglas County District Court on Thursday.
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Backlog of toxic Superfund clean-ups grows under Trump 3.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Trump administration has built up the biggest backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund clean-up projects in at least 15 years, nearly triple the number that were stalled for lack of money in the Obama era, according to 2019 figures quietly released by the Environmental Protection Agency over the winter holidays.
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Why Is This Federal Pollution Tracker Shutting Down? 24.12.2019 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Fifteen years ago, the US National Library of Medicine launched Toxmap, a free, interactive online application that combines pollution data from at least a dozen US government sources. A Toxmap user could pan and zoom across a map […]
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Officials identify mysterious bright green liquid that spilled onto Michigan highway 24.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Investigators say they believe the substance found on a freeway north of Detroit is groundwater mixed with a chemical called hexavalent chromium. The public safety risk is minimal, officials say.
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The Supreme Court Is Tackling an Important Superfund Case and It’s—Messy 4.12.2019 Mother Jones
For decades, Anaconda Company Smelter operated an enormous copper smelting factory in Opportunity, Montana. And for more than seven decades, that factory spewed tons of toxic waste, mostly arsenic, into the community’s soil and water supply. In 1983, the EPA made Opportunity one of its Superfund sites, and ordered the Atlantic Richfield Company, which acquired the […]
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Trump Administration Considered Jailing Migrants Near Toxic Military Dump 23.11.2019 Truthout.com
A jail was almost built at Fort Bliss, Texas, which has at least 80 sites regulated under a hazardous waste ...
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