The Daily Populous

Sunday July 3rd, 2022 morning edition

image for A huge mass of used wet wipes has formed an ‘island’ that has changed the course of England’s second longest river, MP says

A huge mass of wet wipes has formed in the Thames in London, changing the course of the river.

Ministers are urging the public to not flush wet wipes, and are considering a ban on those that contain plastic.

Ministers have asked people to stop using wet wipes, and the government is considering banning those that contain plastic.

Fleur Anderson, a Labour MP, warned that when flushed down the drains, wet wipes don't disintegrate and instead end up in the Thames, England's second-longest river.

Most wet wipes are made with plastic, which does not break down when flushed, according to environmental charity Thames21.

The charity is urging the government to ban wet wipes containing plastic and is calling for regulation to label how wet wipes should be disposed of clearly.

Wet wipes were found in densities of between 50 and 200 per square meter (around 540 to 2150 per square feet) at these hotspots. »

Uvalde schools’ police Chief Pete Arredondo resigns from City Council

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Chief Pete Arredondo told the Uvalde Leader-News on Friday that has decided to step down for the good of the city administration.

The mayor, the city council, and the city staff must continue to move forward without distractions.

Arredondo, 50, grew up in Uvalde and spent much of his nearly 30-year career in law enforcement in the city. »

Judge grants ACLU’s request for restraining order on Kentucky abortion ban

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Thursday morning, the judge granted the ACLU’s request for a restraining order against the trigger law.

Judges have also temporarily blocked similar trigger laws in Texas, Utah, and Louisiana.

“We’re glad the court recognized the devastation happening in Kentucky and decided to block the commonwealth’s cruel abortion bans. »

Minnesota Just Legalized Edibles After a Republican Didn’t Read the Bill – Mother Jones

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Here’s something you don’t see every day: On Friday, THC-infused edibles and beverages became legal in the great state of Minnesota, after a law containing the legalization measure was included in a health and human services funding bill.

Critically, a key Republican state senator who co-chaired the committee that passed it didn’t read the text closely enough.

Still, by opening its stores to edibles, Minnesota made history: It’s the only state in America that’s legalized only edibles for recreational use. »

‘Polluting the air we breathe’: Mechanic sentenced for selling thousands of devices that allowed trucks to bypass emissions controls

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Matthew Sidney Geouge, 35, of Hendersonville, N.C., pleaded guilty last year to violating the Clean Air Act and tax evasion.

Some drivers believe the federally mandated control systems, which drastically reduce pollution, inhibit the performance of their trucks.

In 2015, the EPA issued a citation to Geouge ordering him to stop selling the devices, which prosecutors say he ignored. »