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Find a coronavirus (COVID-19) travel test provider if you’re arriving in the UK

Gov.UK: “What you need to know – If you’re travelling to England Everyone entering England from abroad must take a test for coronavirus on arrival. You may have to take more than one test. The tests you need to take depend on whether or not you qualify as fully vaccinated for travel to England. You must book your tests before you travel and leave enough time for them to be delivered to your address in England. If you’ve been in a red list country or territory in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you must follow different testing and quarantine rules. If you’re travelling to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. There are different rules to follow if you’re travelling to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.” Find out what you need to do:

Release of the PFAS Sites and Community Resources Map

The PFAS Project Lab, Northeastern University: “A new online map launched this week brings together information about known and suspected PFAS contamination sites across the United States with resources for affected communities and information about state action. This unique and interactive tool, called the PFAS Sites and Community Resources Map, was developed by the PFAS… Continue Reading

NEW chart for US Covid-watchers – tracks cases in all states and impact on hospitals

Via John Burn-Murdoch, @jburnmurdoch – Stories, stats & scatterplots for @FinancialTimes | Mainly Covid for now | Visiting senior fellow @LSEdataScience | john.burn [email protected] | “Key question with Omicron wave is whether severe disease — hospitalisations & ICU — decouples from cases. In the UK it has, but there are signs the US decoupling is… Continue Reading

Preliminary US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimates for 2021

Rhodium Group: “After the global pandemic spurred a year of economic upheaval in 2020, many looked to 2021 as a year for recovery. Despite the political and financial measures to support recovery in the US, 2021 was characterized by continued uncertainty as the country navigated a patchwork of COVID-19 prevention measures, access to vaccines, and… Continue Reading

13 battery gigafactories coming to the US by 2025

electrek: “There are 13 new battery cell gigafactories coming online in the US by 2025, according to the Department of Energy. These factories are ushering in a new era of battery production in the US. Aside from Tesla and Panasonic’s Gigafactory Nevada, which supplies battery cells for the production of Tesla Model 3 and Model… Continue Reading

Omicron at Least Doubles Risk of Getting Infected on a Plane

Bloomberg: “Aircraft passengers are twice or even three times more likely to catch Covid-19 during a flight since the emergence of the omicron variant, according to the top medical adviser to the world’s airlines.  The warning comes as travelers take to the skies in their thousands for year-end holidays and family reunions, and as omicron… Continue Reading

The World’s Most Profitable Traffic Jam

“Welcome to BIG, a newsletter about the politics of monopoly. If you’d like to sign up, you can do so here. Or just read on…Today’s issue is on an unusual type of story – it’s about how politics can work to fix a major social problem. Ten days ago, the House of Representatives passed a bill… Continue Reading

PL Henderson explores how cycling has helped women’s emancipation. “Cycling is booming, in a revolution activated as a social side effect of the global pandemic. A pedal-powered response to the events of 2020 saw sales of bikes in the UK rise by 60% at the beginning of the first lockdown. Meanwhile, in Europe, in order to cater for the increased bicycle use, millions… Continue Reading

6 epidemiologists on how omicron is and isn’t changing their holiday plans

Vox: “With the omicron variant causing huge surges of Covid-19 infection, many of us are anxiously reconsidering our holiday plans. Is air travel safe? Can we still hug our parents? How should we think about testing? What about holiday parties? I asked six epidemiologists how omicron is and isn’t changing their near-term plans. Most were… Continue Reading