The Daily Populous

Saturday February 20th, 2021 evening edition

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she was heading to Texas to help at Houston Food Bank.

The Congresswoman said she would be accompanied by Houston Rep. Cynthia R. Garcia.

Ocasio-Cortez has helped raised $2 million for the Texas storm relief.

On Friday, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she plans to travel to Texas to help at the Houston Food Bank, along with Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia, who represents the Houston region.

She has helped raise $2 million in relief funds for those suffering after a winter storm slammed Texas, according to an announcement on Friday.

A day earlier, she'd announced that fundraising had topped $1 million in about four hours.

Be ready to roll up your sleeves and work starting at Houston Food Bank," Garcia said. »

New plant-based plastics can be chemically recycled with near-perfect efficiency

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Most recycling performed today is mechanical recycling, in which plastic is sorted and sliced into pellets that are then used to create new plastic materials.

Chemical recycling, in contrast, involves breaking down the long polymer chains of plastic with heat or solvents to retrieve the material's initial monomer components.

One of the obstacles to developing chemical-recycling technology is also a reason why plastic is a useful material: the strong carbon-carbon bonds in its molecular structure. »

Russia reports first human cases of H5N8 bird flu

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“The first cases of human infection with [avian influenza A(H5N8)] have been laboratory confirmed.”.

The virus was found in seven employees at a poultry farm in southern Russia, where outbreaks of H5N8 were reported in the bird population in December 2020.

239 human cases of H5N1 bird flu have been reported in China and Southeast Asia since 2003, killing 134 people, according to WHO. »

The Satanic Temple Sues Texas Over Abortion Regulations It Argues Infringe On Members' Religious Beliefs

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An anonymous member of The Satanic Temple, which is a self-described national atheistic religious group based in Massachusetts, recently sued Texas health officials in federal court.

Greaves said the state’s required sonograms, which he believes are medically unnecessary, are "an imposition upon [The Satanic Temple's] religious liberty and religious practice.”.

Many of the group’s lawsuits are religious liberty challenges that take aim at laws that it argues impose Christian beliefs. »

U- Mask, il ministero impone lo stop e il ritiro dal mercato: "Rischi per la salute"

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Le U-Mask Model 2 sono " potenzialmente rischiose per la salute ", riferiscono dal ministero, e non possono essere classificate come dispositivi medici in quanto prive di regolare certificazione.

Le indagini condotte dai carabinieri deldi Trento sono scattate a fine gennaio con il sequestro del laboratorio a Bolzano dove venivano realizzate le U-Mask.

Della vicenda si è occupata ampiamente anche Striscia la Notizia, le cui segnalazioni hanno portato la Procura di Bolzano a muoversi. »