Health

Covid-19: Lockdowns ease in England, Wales and most of Scotland

In a statement issued on Sunday evening on the lifting of the rules in England, Mr Johnson added: “Everyone must play their part by getting tested twice a week, coming forward for your vaccine when called, and remembering hands, face, space and fresh air. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57136140

Fauci says pandemic exposed ‘undeniable effects of racism’ in US

Largest US nurses’ union rips CDC’s new mask guidelines

Walensky cites ‘evolving data,’ denies ‘pressure’ for sudden change in mask policy

Politics

Michigan Gov. Whitmer looking to shut down Enbridge pipeline during national gas shortage

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer botched timing in her attempt to shut down another oil pipeline as America is experiencing a major gas shortage. The Democrat explained in a Washington Post op-ed on Friday that the Line 5 pipeline owned and operated by Enbridge Inc. has pumped crude oil through the cross-section of Lake Michigan and […]

Governors caught flatfooted by Biden’s mask reversal

Veteran who was harassed by Antifa over flag says riots have become part of Portland’s landscape

PERGRAM: Liz Cheney was just a small piece of GOP’s path to win back the majority

Science/Nature

The most plastic-polluted riverbed in the UK

Raw sewage that scientists say is “laced with microplastic” is being released into UK rivers routinely, according to a study by scientists at the University of Manchester. The researchers found that one site on the River Tame in Greater Manchester was the most plastic-polluted riverbed in the UK. Read more: Wastewater is ‘polluting rivers with […]

Science/Nature

Russia picks team for film shot on International Space Station

The ISS is the largest orbiting laboratory ever built. The first stage was launched in November 1998 by Roscosmos. Since then, the US, the European, Japanese and Canadian space agencies have contributed more modules, robotic arms and giant solar arrays. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-57106618

Science/Nature

Wastewater is ‘polluting rivers with microplastic’

While the water company, United Utilities, declined to be interviewed, Jo Harrison, the company’s director of environment said in a statement: “We understand that wastewater will be a contributing factor to microplastics pollution. We are involved in a wider two-year study, beginning this summer… to understand the sources and consequences of microplastics in the environment.”  […]