Enviros train drone pilots to find and pursue pollution

POOLESVILLE, Md. (AP) — When environmentalist Brent Walls saw a milky-white substance in a stream flowing through a rural stretch of central Pennsylvania, he suspected the nearby rock mine was violating the law. Recent rains had filled the ponds at the mine that allow sediment to settle out of the water, but Walls couldn’t easily …

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New recycling method could eliminate the climate impact of plastic – The Hill

Story at a glance Plastic pollution is one of the most pressing issues for conservationists and environmentalists alike. Researchers in Sweden harvested a byproduct of plastic disposal and used it to create a new sustainable plastic. By incentivizing collection of this byproduct, experts hope to scale the process and create a more sustainable plastic recycling …

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UK Covid levels rise 30% in a week to estimated 2.3m cases | Coronavirus

Covid infection levels in the UK have risen by more than 30% in a week, with an estimated 2.3 million people thought to have had the disease in late June. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) based on swabs collected from randomly selected households show that in the week ending 25 June, 1,829,100 …

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Fresh wave of strikes to hit transport and other services across UK | Industrial action

A fresh wave of industrial action across British transport and services starts this weekend as bus workers in Merseyside went on strike, while other action is due on the rail network and threatened at airports and at post offices. The strike by stage coach drivers and other bus workers from Monday comes as Arriva bus …

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Coronavirus and summer travel: how to stay safe on holiday | Coronavirus

Whether heading for a scorching Mallorca beach or dancing beneath neon flags at a music festival, millions of people will be hoping for a Covid-free summer. But it isn’t working out like that. With infections soaring once more, how can people make sure they stay safe and keep holiday plans on track? How vulnerable am …

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‘Talk with us, not for us’: fishing communities accuse UN of ignoring their voices | Environment

Small-scale fishermen and women from coastal nations in the frontline of the “ocean emergency” have accused world leaders and other decision-makers at the UN oceans conference of ignoring their voices in favor of corporate interests. more than half of the world’s fish caught for human consumption comes from small-scale fishing communities, yet their contribution to …

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‘Aphex Twin pours water on my meltdowns’: Guardian readers on the songs that soothe them | Music

yesTephanie Grisham, Donald Trump’s former press secretary, claimed this week that on occasion, in order to calm the president’s fury, an aid would be brought in to play him his favorite music – including Memory from the musical Cats. In light of the revelation, we asked our readers which songs they used to calm themselves …

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New Scott Foil goes 20% faster, loses weight and builds extra comfort – plus a rear light – into its aero seatpost

Swiss brand Scott has just released the latest iteration of the Foil, its speed focused raced machine. When we had the previous model – the £8,000 Scott Foil Premium – on test, we were highly impressed by the sheer speed when pacing along the flat – but it certainly wasn’t the lightest or most comfortable …

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Genesis faces huge losses, BlockFi’s $1B loan, Celsius’s risky model

It’s been another day of watching the ripples of contagion spread through the crypto market. With Three Arrows Capital (3AC) being ordered into liquidation by a British court, details have also emerged on Thursday of BlockFi liquidating a $1 billion loan to 3AC, and the fallout from the insolvency was partly to blame for lending …

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