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: Biodiversity :: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
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Mountain pine tree that feeds grizzlies is threatened by climate change, beatles 2.12.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Climate change, voracious beetles and disease are imperiling the long-term survival of a high-elevation pine tree that’s a key source of food for some grizzly bears and found across the West, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
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Good News! Endangered Vancouver Island Marmots Are Making a Comeback! 29.11.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Canada’s National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Vancouver Island marmots may just be the antidote required for the dystopian times we are living in. If you must be trapped inside during this current winter of discontent, alone at a desk, scrolling through hours of […]
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Op-Ed: One of America's great wildernesses is being destroyed, bit by bit, in a silent massacre 29.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Unlike most of the nation's great river systems, the Mobile Basin has survived with its rich biodiversity mostly intact. That is changing.

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At Sea and in Court, the Fight to Save the World’s Rarest Whales Intensifies 26.11.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Artie Raslich has been volunteering for seven years with the conservation group Gotham Whale, working on the American Princess, a whale-watching boat based in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. In that time Raslich, a professional photographer, has glimpsed a […]
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Op-Ed: A victory for salmon, two tribes and the Klamath River 18.11.2020 LA Times: Environment

After two decades of advocacy and setbacks, the grass-roots movement to take down four dams in the Klamath River Basin is close to success.

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Factory Farms Are Poisoning Rural Communities. Will Biden Take on This Crisis? 15.11.2020 Truthout.com
Public health researchers say Biden must take action to protect the rural communities overrun by factory ...
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Count on Biden to Restore the National Monuments Trump Trashed 13.11.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. President Donald Trump‘s legacy on public lands is a four-year war against protected wild places, which has included dismantling Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.  That legacy will follow him long after he’s out of the White House. […]
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Column: A Biden victory would put an end to Trump appointees vandalizing their own agencies 4.11.2020 LA Times: Business

Trump appointees aimed to dismantle their own agencies, at the public's expense.

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After wolves rebound across the West, future up to voters 2.11.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The saucer-sized footprints in the mud around the bloody, disemboweled bison carcass were unmistakable: wolves.
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Trump administration ends protections for iconic gray wolf 30.10.2020 Raw Story
US President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday removed endangered species protections for the gray wolf, paving the way for the iconic predator to be more widely hunted. The move was slammed by conservation groups, which said that while wolf numbers have partly recovered since the animal was first listed in 1974, they remain “functionally extinct” […]
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Trump administration lifts endangered species protection for wolves 29.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Trump administration on Thursday ended endangered species protection for gray wolves nationwide, rankling conservationists who contend wolves still are vulnerable -- and raising the stakes in Colorado's wolf reintroduction ballot battle in next week's election.
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Trump cabinet official’s press secretary stuns internet by slamming ‘rotten stench’ of Obama administration 28.10.2020 Raw Story
Many on social media were stunned Tuesday evening after reading a tweet from the verified account Department of the Interior’s press secretary. It started when Interior Secretary David Bernhardt posted a tweet promoting President Donald Trump, which some say called overly political and others suggested appeared to violate the Hatch Act. The @realDonaldTrump Administration has […]
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Trump’s Interior Department throws tantrum after being called out for ‘propaganda video’ 28.10.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump’s Department of the Interior angrily lashed out on Tuesday after being criticized for spreading a “propaganda video” one week before the election. It started when controversial Interior Secretary David Bernhardt posted a campaign-style video on Twitter, arguing Trump is a conservationist. The @realDonaldTrump Administration has accomplished historic feats for conservation, securing the […]
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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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Column: Is Trump the worst president ever? He's got some competition 20.10.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Is killing thousands of Native Americans worse than denying the existential dangers of climate change?

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Noam Chomsky: Trump Is Willing to Dismantle Democracy to Hold On to Power 12.10.2020 Truthout.com
The fact that Trump’s coup threat is even being discussed shows how effectively he has undermined formal ...
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1.8 Billion Tons More Greenhouse Gases Will Be Released, Thanks to Trump 28.9.2020 Truthout.com
A new report details the consequences of environmental policy rollbacks the Trump administration has pushed so ...
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Europe Drives Destruction of US Forests in the Name of Fighting Climate Change 21.9.2020 Truthout.com
U.S. forests are being chopped down to feed the EU’s voracious demand for wood pellets to generate biomass ...
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Trump’s EPA Reauthorizes Use of Herbicide Linked to Congenital Disabilities 20.9.2020 Truthout.com
The herbicide Atrazine is either banned or being phased out in dozens of countries due to links to risks such as ...
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New Fossil Fuel Projects Meet Indigenous Resistance in New Mexico 16.9.2020 Truthout.com
The Trump administration appears set to open the region to more extraction, but Navajo activists are ...
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