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Australian Prime Minister hints at end of ‘Covid zero’

Morrison’s article comes as Sydney, Australia’s largest city, recorded 830 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, its highest number of new daily infections to date, despite strict containment since the end of June. Australia has been one of many countries, including China and New Zealand, that have …

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Asylum protections for migrant families disappeared in Biden border test

Aug 11 (Reuters) – Melissa Pinedo, a 27-year-old single mother from Guatemala, has been living for weeks in a tent in Reynosa, Mexico, across the border from Texas, trying to find someone in call about a quick-closing window for claiming asylum in the United States. “There are numbers of lawyers …

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Free organic farmers from plastic pollution | WSU Insider

Strawberries grow on plastic mulch, above. Scientists at WSU are studying how to help organic farmers replace traditional plastic with a more sustainable and economical option. By Seth TruscottCollege of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resources Sciences Scientists at Washington State University are working to introduce better, longer-lasting mulch and weed …

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Arkansas judge temporarily blocks state law banning mask warrants in schools

The preliminary injunction was issued by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox after the state’s General Assembly held a special session on the matter on Thursday without changing state law. With the injunction in place, school districts can now enforce mask requirements, while lawsuits continue. The law “cannot be enforced …

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Alabama Schools Make COVID-19 Decisions, Mask. Parents feel excluded.

A version of this story first appeared in The Alabama Education Lab’s free weekly newsletter, Ed Chat. Register now here. It’s an August 2020 release again: parents feel frustrated and without options. The Ed Lab recently asked parents to input COVID-19 school plans and got nearly 250 responses. It’s not …

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Line 5 between US and Canada could cause “devastating damage” to Great Lakes, say environmentalists

An aging pipeline that carries oil along the bottom of the sensitive and turbulent Straits of Mackinac, where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet, is in such a state of disrepair that it could burst at any time and cause damage catastrophic to the Great Lakes, according to environmentalists warn. …

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TSP Reports It Will Offer Climate-Friendly Options, And More

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Metamora officials discuss location of new library site in village

METAMORA – Considering this is a place where silence is usually golden, the Metamora Public Library has recently sparked a lot of heated conversations. Too hot sometimes, some would say. Illinois Prairie District Public Library the authorities want to build a new facility in Metamora, but some of them do …

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Oakland Approves New Rough Conditions Sheet; To say “no efficient way forward”

Oakland City Council members voted 6-1 in favor of a non-binding list of conditions for the Oakland Athletics’ proposed waterfront stadium on Tuesday, but the session ended with confusion over whether negotiations between the city and the team would continue. A chairman Dave Kaval said during the session that the …

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Retailers will pay an additional $ 223 billion for goods in 2 hours

Shoppers carry bags of purchased merchandise at the King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, Pa. On December 8, 2018. Mark Makela | Reuters U.S. retailers will spend $ 223 billion more in the second half of 2021 than in the same period in 2020, according to a Salesforce …

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