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: NewsTrust Environment
Category: Waste Management :: Composting
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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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Colorado recycling drops, and state is working to fix that 22.11.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
From 2018 to 2019, the state’s recycling rate dropped to 15.9% from 17.2%, far below the national average of 35%, according to an annual report released by Eco-Cycle and the Colorado Public Interest Research Group.
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You can feel less guilty about flying to Aspen now, thanks to a carbon-offset program 4.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
Skip the traffic on I-70 and a take a carbon-offset flight to Aspen.
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Killed bills: 9 measures Colorado lawmakers won’t vote on this year because of COVID-19 1.6.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado lawmakers killed a bunch of bills in their first days back to work after a more than two-month hiatus, and they expect the "bloodbath," as many have called it, to continue.
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Meat plant closures mean pigs bound for slaughter are gassed, shot in the head instead 14.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Hundreds of thousands of pigs have grown too large to be slaughtered commercially, forcing farmers to kill them and dispose of their carcasses.
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Why proper trash, recycling and compost disposal are critical to Denver health amid coronavirus pandemic 14.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The dramatic rise in home activity during the Coronavirus pandemic has increased the exposure risk to an underappreciated and essential City of Denver workforce -- residential trash, recycling and compost removal.
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Letters to the Editor: Dead bodies eventually rot, so why bury them in lavish caskets? 14.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Opponents of human composting and other burial alternatives ignore that no matter how one's remains are disposed, we all eventually rot.

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Letters to the Editor: Composting dead bodies is disrespectful. What's next, 'Soylent Green'? 8.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It isn't just the Catholic Church that objects to human composting. For thousands of years people have practiced dignified burials.

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Op-Ed: My post-death plans? Feed me to the worms and microbes 8.3.2020 LA Times: Commentary

I don't relish joining my cremated in-laws on our bookcase. Luckily, there are alternatives.

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Editorial: We compost everything else in California. Why not dead bodies? 4.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Addressing climate change means rethinking everything about our lives — and deaths.

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Back to the earth: Human composting could become legal in California 26.2.2020 Raw Story
SACRAMENTO — In California, death could soon get a little greener.California lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow for human remains to be composted into soil, a process called “natural organic reduction,” with the end result being a nutrient-dense soil “that can be returned to families or donated to conservation land,” according to a […]
Lamar Alexander Is Retiring, But He’ll Live in Infamy Forever for Saving Trump 3.2.2020 Truthout.com
Lamar Alexander Is Retiring, But He’ll Live in Infamy Forever for Saving Trump
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This is why Senator Lamar Alexander sacrificed his legacy for Donald Trump 3.2.2020 Raw Story
Good old Lamar! That would be Sen. Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee — known for that exclamation point after his name, his plaid shirts and his quixotic presidential campaigns. Well, Lamar! threw his reputation and legacy into the fetid compost heap of Donald Trump’s presidency last Friday. Alexander is retiring after this term, so I […]
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Waiter, There’s a Climate Surcharge in My Soup 20.1.2020 Mother Jones
American restaurant diners don’t usually blink before adding an extra 15-20 percent tip onto their bills. In recent years, San Francisco’s eaters have even (mostly) grown accustomed to paying up to six percent extra for dinner to offset the cost of the city’s mandated healthcare program. Starting in January, at a smattering of high-end joints, […]
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Your $14 salad's not as eco-friendly as advertised — but Sweetgreen's trying 15.1.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

Sweetgreen has long said nothing from its stores goes to landfill. On closer inspection, that's more aspiration than guarantee.

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You Should Be Composting in Your Apartment. Here’s How. 31.12.2019 Mother Jones
Everyone will think your worms are gross until they need some soil for their plants. That’s what I discovered when I told my coworkers that I keep a plastic bin full of squirming invertebrates in my apartment to decompose food scraps and generate compost. In the summer of 2018, while reporting for a local newspaper on […]
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Greenest way to get rid of your Christmas tree? It might be the garbage truck 27.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture warns that Christmas trees brought in from outside the state may contain pests harmful to the environment. The agency is urging people not to toss trees or holiday greenery into the woods or compost.
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Editorial: Compostable plastic? Not so much 22.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Feeling good about that compostable cup you bought your juice in? It's very unlikely it is actually getting composted. Sorry

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In Detroit, A New Type of Agricultural Neighborhood Has Emerged 9.11.2019 Truthout.com
In Detroit, A New Type of Agricultural Neighborhood Has Emerged
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Fargo scientists search for next generation of plant-based plastics 6.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A national collaboration of scientists from four universities is breaking new ground in the search for plant-based plastic to replace petroleum-based materials.
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