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Maine passes first PFAS biosolids ban, taking stand against forever chemicals

Maine passes first PFAS biosolids ban, taking stand against forever chemicals

Science
BANGOR, Maine, May 4 (UPI) -- Maine has become the first state to ban fertilizer using sewage sludge containing "forever chemicals" -- synthetic compounds found in items from food wrappers to carpeting that fail to break down in the environment. The move, along with a ban approved last year on all PFAS-containing products, puts Maine at the forefront of the fight against per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which have been linked to a variety of health problems, including cancer and high cholesterol. The chemicals accumulate over decades, filtering into soil, water, plants and animals -- and eventually into people's bloodstreams. "Maine is one of the few states that is really taking this problem seriously and taking action to address the issue," Jared Hayes, a policy analyst with the Envi...
EU, U.S. impose new sanctions against Myanmar military over coup

EU, U.S. impose new sanctions against Myanmar military over coup

World
March 23 (UPI) -- The European Union and the United States have leveled new rounds of sanctions against Myanmar's military leadership over its February coup and subsequent escalation of violence deployed against protesters. The EU announced the sanctions Monday targeting 11 people, 10 of who are among the highest ranks of the Myanmar military, known as the Tatmadaw, including its commander-in-chief, Min Aung Hlaing. The 11th person is the chair of the Union Election Commission over his role in cancelling the results of the 2020 Myanmar parliamentary elections. Advertisement The Tatmadaw seized control of the country Feb. 1 in a coup on accusations that the fall elections were fraudulent, declaring itself the State Administrative Council and arresting Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other members...
Tottenham climb to sixth in Premier League table as Harry Kane stars in crucial win for under-fire boss Jose Mourinho against Aston Villa

Tottenham climb to sixth in Premier League table as Harry Kane stars in crucial win for under-fire boss Jose Mourinho against Aston Villa

Sports
Tottenham bounced back from their shock Europa League exit with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Sunday. Goals from Carlos Vinicius and Harry Kane either side of half-time gave under-fire manager Jose Mourinho a much-needed victory. AFP Kane now has a whopping 30 goal involvements in the Premier League Getty Reports have claimed Mourinho could be sacked if Tottenham fail to make the top four Tottenham crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday as Dinamo Zagreb overturned a two-goal deficit to win 3-0 on the night. The result led to reports claiming Mourinho will be sacked if Tottenham do not finish in the top four. Tottenham ensured there was no hangover from the massive Europa League setback as they moved up to...
Jamal Lascelles scores injury-time goal to rescue point for relegation-threatened Newcastle against Aston Villa

Jamal Lascelles scores injury-time goal to rescue point for relegation-threatened Newcastle against Aston Villa

Sports
Jamal Lascelles scored an injury-time equaliser to rescue a point for Newcastle in a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa on Friday night. The Magpies captain rose highest to head past Emiliano Martinez with the last attack of the match after a Ciaran Clark own goal had given Villa an 86th-minute lead. Getty - Pool Lascelles netted a header in the fourth minute of stoppage time Newcastle and Aston Villa were both toothless in attack for the majority of the contest at St James’ Park. A long-range shot from Ryan Fraser and Trezeguet stinging Martin Dubravka’s palms were the best efforts of a dull first-half. The second-half did not offer much else either with Martinez doing well to deal with a powerful back header from his own player, Matt Targett. Joelinton was ...
Piers Morgan calls Meghan’s accusations against royals ‘contemptible’ and a ‘diatribe of bilge’

Piers Morgan calls Meghan’s accusations against royals ‘contemptible’ and a ‘diatribe of bilge’

Entertainment
Piers Morgan has said he still doesn't believe the Duchess of Sussex after he left Good Morning Britain following controversial comments he made after her interview with Oprah Winfrey.Speaking outside his home in London this morning, Morgan said: "I don't believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she's done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible. "If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly-held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out with in that interview, so be it."He added: "I think it's fair to say, although the woke crowd will think that they've cancelled me, I think they will be rather disappointed when I re-emerge."I...