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Adani receives management plan approval

Adani receives management plan approval Workers in central Queensland have welcomed the news, but environmental groups have criticised the approval and have vowed to keep up the fight against the mine. A decision on those research plans will now fall to the new environment minister, Sussan Ley. The Australian Conservation Foundation challenged the approval and on Wednesday succeeded in the case, with the government admitting it failed... [Full Article...]

Used SpaceX Rocket Launching 3 Satellites Wednesday

Used SpaceX Rocket Launching 3 Satellites Wednesday A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket rose out of California's coastal fog today to send three radar-sensing satellites into orbit for the Canadian government. Following stage separation, Falcon 9's first stage returned to land on SpaceX's Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4) at Vandenberg Air Force Base. [Full Article...]

NASA found the 'Star Trek' logo on Mars

NASA found the 'Star Trek' logo on Mars It looks like Starfleet is literally embedded on the planet next door: A dune in the shape of the famous logo from " Star Trek " appears prominently in a new picture from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). Researchers a year ago found hundreds of crescent-shaped depressions on the surface of the Red Planet. The V-shaped symbol turned out to be a dune that is left over from the planet's... [Full Article...]

Extremely Powerful Sun 'Superflares' Could Disrupt Electronics Across the Globe

Extremely Powerful Sun 'Superflares' Could Disrupt Electronics Across the Globe Dr Notsu, a visiting researcher at CU Boulder, said: "Our study shows that superflares are rare events". Superflares ejected from the Sun could disturb hardware over the Earth , causing far reaching power outages and shorting out correspondence satellites in circle, researchers caution. [Full Article...]

How life will change in a world of net zero emissions

How life will change in a world of net zero emissions What makes that speech so momentous today, is that the U.S. then backed those words with effort and action to realise their goal. "Ours is the first generation to know truly the full scale of the risks posed by climate change, and may be the last to be able to do anything meaningful about it". [Full Article...]

Jupiter's Close Pass to Earth

Jupiter's Close Pass to Earth Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun and is more than twice as massive as all the other planets combined. "The Earth will basically be exactly between Jupiter and the sun, so the gas giant will be visible in the night sky from dusk until dawn", AccuWeather Astronomy Blogger Dave Samuhel said. [Full Article...]

'Free Willy' bill bans dolphin and whale captivity in Canada

'Free Willy' bill bans dolphin and whale captivity in Canada Marineland at the Niagara Falls and the Vancouver aquarium are the only two establishments in Canada to hold captive cetaceans. The bill also prohibits the import and export of marine mammals in Canada, except for scientific research or for the "best interest" of the mammal. [Full Article...]

Tourists can holiday on the International Space Station - for $75 million

Tourists can holiday on the International Space Station - for $75 million Using the ISS for Space Travelers could extend the spacecraft's mission in space, especially as NASA now focuses more on a manned flight to the Moon in 2024 and is planning to build a space station orbiting the Moon. It was built along with Russian Federation starting in 1998, and other countries participate in the mission and send up astronauts. Private astronauts will have to book a seat onboa... [Full Article...]

Trudeau says Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021

Trudeau says Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021 The government is also in the final stages of passing two bills they argue will tighten environmental assessment criteria for energy projects and also protect the sensitive coast of northern British Columbia from oil spills by banning tanker traffic. [Full Article...]

Very large "dead zone" forecast for Gulf of Mexico

Very large The record, set in 2017, is 22 700 sq km (slightly less than Turkey). The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its forecast for the year's hypoxic zone on Monday. According to the NOAA , a dead zone the size of New Jersey has been identified in the Gulf of Mexico. The size of the average Gulf dead zone is about 15,000 square kilometers. [Full Article...]

Scientists spot 'anomaly' beneath the moon's largest crater

Scientists spot 'anomaly' beneath the moon's largest crater To me, this story about scientists discovering a massive metallic mass underneath a crater on the Moon has exactly the same vibes. "That's roughly how much unexpected mass we detected", author Peter B. The Moon's South Pole-Aitken (SPA) basin and mass anomaly are pictured here in this false-color graphic. According to NASA's research, the recently-discovered material is weighing down the ba... [Full Article...]

Trump sows confusion on moon quest

Trump sows confusion on moon quest Is it or is it not? To the moon?Nope, President Donald Trump says.Trump tweeted Friday that NASA should forget about going back to the moon and should focus on other things, like Mars."For all..." The accelerated timetable to land humans on the moon by 2024 ran into early trouble when the Trump administration asked a skeptical Congress in May to increase NASA's 2020 budget proposal by $1... [Full Article...]

Jupiter To Make Closest Approach To Earth; Keep Your Binoculars Ready

Jupiter To Make Closest Approach To Earth; Keep Your Binoculars Ready Lucky viewers might also "glimpse a hint of the banded clouds" that surround the planet , NASA said. According to Earthsky , Jupiter and Earth will be in opposition - which is the point when both planets are aligned with the sun - on June 10. [Full Article...]

Trump criticizes NASA moon mission after promoting it earlier

Trump criticizes NASA moon mission after promoting it earlier President and amateur astronomer Donald Trump took a moment Friday afternoon to opine on Twitter about the future of space travel. President Donald Trump holds a plastic astronaut figurine given to him by Apollo 17 astronaut and former U.S. [Full Article...]

Prakash Javadekar Urges People To Grow A Sapling On World Environment Day

Prakash Javadekar Urges People To Grow A Sapling On World Environment Day Groundwater, which runs 94.5% of all minor irrigation schemes in the country, is being overexploited, the think tank added. The World Environment Day is not the only chance to demonstrate that if human activities are the cause of pollution, humans can also be the solution. [Full Article...]

Nasa to open International Space Station to tourists

Nasa to open International Space Station to tourists Undated handout photo issued by NASA of the International Space Station photographed from the space shuttle Atlantis. While private astronauts will now be allowed aboard the ISS (at an estimated $58 million a seat), DeWit envisions that within decades companies will be building small space stations for private use. [Full Article...]

Early season tropical development possible in Gulf of Mexico

Early season tropical development possible in Gulf of Mexico While the broad area of low pressure remains disorganized- even if it became a depression- impacts remain the same. There is also relatively low wind shear, or changing of wind speed and/or direction with altitude, over the Bay of Campeche, which provides a conducive environment for tropical features to organize. [Full Article...]

Claims of Joe Biden plagiarism now have a climate chapter

Claims of Joe Biden plagiarism now have a climate chapter Biden , the current Democratic presidential front-runner, released his $6.7 trillion climate change plan Tuesday, but reporters quickly pointed out certain sections of the 22-page plan used almost identical language to outside advocacy groups and even a government website. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Becomes Richer Than Elon Musk’s Tesla

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Becomes Richer Than Elon Musk’s Tesla Revealed on the Tesla-focused podcast Ride the Lightning (episode 200 ), the awesome 1930's styled platformer will be playable on a host of Tesla models. "It's insanely hard". Musk also said there is a dune buggy game in the works for Tesla . Cuphead on a Tesla? "It's insanely hard; it's sadistically hard!" The game only includes the Inkwell Isle One part of the game due in part to stora... [Full Article...]

NASA hires three companies to send equipment to Moon from 2020

NASA hires three companies to send equipment to Moon from 2020 Intuitive Machines is one of three companies announced today that will land NASA science experiments on the moon within the next two years. "Our selection of these USA commercial landing service providers represents America's return to the moon's surface for the first time in decades, and it's a huge step forward for our Artemis lunar exploration plans ", NASA Administrator Jim Briden... [Full Article...]


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