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Saturday July 3rd, 2021 night edition

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What’s new — Cow guts, like our own, are teeming with microbes like bacteria, fungi, and other microbes.

The researchers speculate that because the cow’s gut breaks down natural plant polyesters, the rumen flora could probably do the same for polyesters found in plastic materials.

The team thus tested how well cow rumen could degrade or break down three common polyester materials found in plastic:.

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) — A lightweight plastic that is found in many common types of packaging, including water bottles.

As it turns out, cow rumen and its arsenal of bacteria are very good at breaking down plastic in a sustainable way.

The researchers write that “future studies should aim at identification and cultivation of the microbes and enzymes” that can break down plastic.

Abstract: Microorganisms, like bacteria and fungi, are becoming an emerging resource for the development of eco sustainable plastic degradation and recycling processes. »

More Churches Up in Flames in Canada as Outrage Against Catholic Church Grows

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Another two Catholic Churches have been torched in Canada, as more Indigenous Nations have confirmed unmarked graves at residential school sites that likely hold the remains of Indigenous children.

At 3 a.m. on Wednesday, firefighters were called to a century-old Roman Catholic church just north of Edmonton after it lit up in flames.

Catholic churches across the country have also been defaced, many strewn in blood red hand and foot prints. »

Sheffield Lake police chief resigns after putting Ku Klux Klan sign on Black officer’s desk

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SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio -- Police Chief Anthony Campo resigned Tuesday following an incident in which he left a “Ku Klux Klan” sign on a Black officer’s desk, Sheffield Lake Mayor Dennis Bring said.

He walks out of the room to wait for the officer, an unidentified Black man, to come into the room.

Sheffield Lake Law Director David Graves brought the incident to Bring’s attention Tuesday and characterized it to the mayor as “really serious.”. »

Ten churches vandalised in Alberta on Canada Day

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2 out of 3 Americans believe U.S. democracy is under threat

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Two-thirds of Americans believe democracy in the United States is under threat, according to the latest PBS Newshour/NPR/Marist poll.

But 79 percent of Americans also said they thought voters should be required to present government-issued photo identification.

Half of Americans said they approved of his handling of the economy, but on foreign policy and immigration, his ratings were lower. »