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Tracking the spread of Coronavirus – Sewage monitoring

Report by Linda Geddes in the 20th May 2021 edition of The Guardian Wastewater monitoring is being used to identify cases of the India variant and track its spread, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, has said. Although coronavirus predominantly infects cells lining the respiratory tract, it is also shed in the faeces of some infected…

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Quartz QZ.COM

For delivering news with a slant, It’s good, but it’s a crowded marketplace. On balance I am glad I signed up for the paid package, but if it goes back to full price when it comes up for renewal, I don’t know. That said, with the Australian case with Google and Facebook, high-quality news could…

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Oil Spills

USA As reported in Courthous News Service on February 16th, on February 9th the Chevron refinery in the East Bay city of Richmond, California, discovered a pipeline leak that oozed about 700 gallons of a substance described by Chevron as ‘a mixture of recovered oil and gasoline’, ‘petroleum and water mixture’ and ‘hydrocarbons.’ The refinery…