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.

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User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Agriculture
Last updated: Dec 02 2020 10:00 IST RSS 2.0
 
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In a post-Covid world, lessons in living must come from the ocean 2.12.2020 Scroll.in
Oceans have always nurtured our collective and cooperative instincts.
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Increased human actions on the Indian side of the Pangong lake are making its water cloudy 1.12.2020 Scroll.in
Experts decode change in the lake's ecosystem by studying the composition of bacterial communities in water and sediments near its shore.
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Once a world-leading lentil producer, Nepal is now forced to import dal 28.11.2020 Scroll.in
The country’s farmers are struggling with low productivity due to warmer and weather winters brought by climate change.
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Meet Kavitha Kuruganti, the farmers' champion 27.11.2020 Rediff: News
Kavitha Kuruganti has been fighting for decades to ensure farmers are respected and get their due from the Indian nation. In order to ensure they don't struggle for a living, she works to ensure sustainable farm livelihoods and farmers' rights.
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Biden names climate statesman John Kerry as climate envoy 24.11.2020 The Assam Tribune
Biden names climate statesman John Kerry as climate envoy
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Rich nations may use patents to cut off easy access to Covid-19 vaccines in developing countries 21.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
In an interview, the executive director of South Centre explains the benefits and harms of India’s fight to get patent exemptions on coronavirus treatments.
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Bihar: Nitish Kumar allocates portfolios to Cabinet ministers, retains home department 17.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Deputy CM Tarkishore Prasad will handle finance, commercial tax, environment, forestry and climate change and information technology.
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Nitish retains home; Dy CMs get finance, industry 17.11.2020 Rediff: News
A 14-member council of ministers was sworn in Patna by Governor Phagu Chauhan on Monday and the BJP bagged seven berths.
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Government intervention has failed to arrest the decline of saffron cultivation in Kashmir 9.11.2020 Scroll.in
Despite the GI label and Saffron Mission initiative, experts see little promise in efforts to revive the heritage crop.
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Green tribunal orders removal of an oil storage facility on Chennai’s ecologically sensitive coast 7.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The tribunal in its order noted that the authorities, including the Union environment ministry, were not justified in clearing such a project.
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International webinar on energy access and rural development held at GU 7.11.2020 The Assam Tribune
International webinar on energy access and rural development held at GU
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Used plastic masks and gloves are making their way into water bodies across India 2.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Inadequate biomedical waste treatment plants and an ineffective waste disposal system in the country is posing a serious threat to marine species.
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2 prominent Indian-Americans among Biden's advisers 30.10.2020 Rediff: News
Biden, 'plotting an ambitious presidency that would begin amid twin health and economic crises, is leaning on veteran advisers with high-level governmental experience rather than outsiders and ideological rivals to help guide him on subjects including the coronavirus pandemic and the country's diminished standing in the world', a report in The New York Times said.
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Meet the young engineer who gave up his plush job to revive the wetlands in Greater Noida 29.10.2020 Scroll.in
Ramveer Tanwar’s work is an important step towards ensuring water security in a region where urbanisation has run rampant.
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The slow disappearance of a lake in Bihar has pitted two castes against each other 27.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The fishing community, or Sahnis, wants to safeguard the shrinking lake, while the landlords, or Bhumihars, want to use the land it covers for agriculture.
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Climate change is bringing snow leopards and common leopards into conflict 26.10.2020 Scroll.in
The elusive snow leopard has been driven to lower altitudes, where it is meeting the common leopard.
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If we care about animal rights, we must reimagine language to create a world that is truly just 24.10.2020 Scroll.in
Everywhere, names are being changed, narratives reframed, marginalised groups are being empowered using language. This must happen for animal rights too.
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11 common diet mistakes to AVOID 20.10.2020 Rediff: GetAhead
Never skip your meals during a climatic transition, warns Dr Siddhant Bhargava.
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This anthology opposes the delusional and self-destructive tyranny of the vampiric global system 5.10.2020 Scroll.in
Ranjit Hoskote’s foreward to a collection of writings from India on climate change.
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Laws meant to protect the environment are threatening forests and those dependent on them 26.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Plantations are replacing biodiverse forests under compensatory afforestation, an analysis of land diversion shows.
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