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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...
‘It was spectacular. We felt safe’: 5,000 attend Barcelona gig after taking rapid COVID tests

‘It was spectacular. We felt safe’: 5,000 attend Barcelona gig after taking rapid COVID tests

Entertainment
Five thousand people attended a rock concert in Barcelona on Saturday after passing a same-day screening test for COVID-19.The music fans piled into the Palau Sant Jordi arena where indie rock band Love of Lesbian were playing after having received the all-clear from a coronavirus antigen test taken earlier in the day. Image: Some 5,000 fans at the show had to wear masks but social distancing was not required in the Palau Sant Jordi arena The show took place with special permission from Spain's health authorities in a pilot to examine whether the rapid testing system could effectively prevent COVID-19 outbreaks.In surreal scenes after a year of social distancing, people danced close to one another, but the sea of faces covered in ma...
Silencing Trump: How ‘big tech’ is taking Trumpism offline

Silencing Trump: How ‘big tech’ is taking Trumpism offline

Technology
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Dame Jenni Murray on why she’s taking her clothes off on TV

Dame Jenni Murray on why she’s taking her clothes off on TV

Entertainment
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Jurgen Klopp out? Liverpool fan quizzed on possible sacking as he rants about German boss taking Reds BACKWARDS

Jurgen Klopp out? Liverpool fan quizzed on possible sacking as he rants about German boss taking Reds BACKWARDS

Sports
One frustrated Liverpool fan sensationally claimed Jurgen Klopp has progressed the club as far as he can – with the German now taking the Reds backwards! The Merseysiders are hurting at the moment with a number of key players missing through injury, including three of their usual back four. Getty Images - Getty Jurgen Klopp has been Liverpool manager since 2015 – do fans think his time is nearing an end? Liverpool were beaten 2-0 by Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday evening as they dropped their points of the group stage. It was just their second defeat all season, with the other being a 7-2 drubbing by Aston Villa, but one fan called into talkSPORT last night to voice his gripes. David the Liverpool fan told the Sports Bar: “I think we h...