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Landmark climate victory: Federal court rejects sale of public lands for fracking

Landmark climate victory: Federal court rejects sale of public lands for fracking The order marks the latest in a string of rulings over the past decade faulting the USA for its inadequate consideration of greenhouse gas emissions when issuing leases for oil, gas and coal. The administration also plans to make large portions of the Atlantic available for oil and gas development, and the interior department has been criticized for favoring the energy industry . [Full Article...]

Cyclone Trevor lashes north Qld towns

Cyclone Trevor lashes north Qld towns Hundreds of people there had braced for 220km/h winds and emergency services crews were on the ground at towns in the storm's path. The cyclone made landfall just south of Lockhart River as a category three storm late on March 20, dumping more than 200mm of rain in just six hours and bringing wind gusts of more than 130km/h. [Full Article...]

Mysterious UFO Spotted Over Los Angeles Sky

Mysterious UFO Spotted Over Los Angeles Sky The LAPD posted a reassuring tweet saying "a meteor did not crash into Downtown Los Angeles , and no, it's not an alien invasion.just a film shoot". Perez. The energy drink company sparked a series of meteor and UFO sightings over Los Angeles on Wednesday. Red Bull confirmed with CBSLA that it was in fact a stunt by the Red Bull Air Force to celebrate the last supermoon of 2019. [Full Article...]

Cyclone Trevor to sweep across far north of Cape York

Cyclone Trevor to sweep across far north of Cape York The Joint Typhoon Warning Center or JTWC posted at 5 a.m. EDT (0900 UTC) on March 18 that Trevor was located at 12.3 degrees south latitude and 145.0 degrees east longitude. "Tropical Cyclone Trevor is expected to move in a west-southwest direction towards the Cape York Peninsula coast". The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said the category one cyclone formed about 4am, with a warning zone between... [Full Article...]

Supermoon Will Ring In Spring For First Time In 38 Years

Supermoon Will Ring In Spring For First Time In 38 Years What is a super worm moon? Why is it called a Full Worm Moon? "In this case, the ground began to soften in March so that earthworms could appear, drawing more birds to feed", CNN reported . What will the super worm moon look like? Worth noting: The moon will be close to full on Tuesday night, March 19, so if the sky is clear, grab your camera and check out the view. [Full Article...]

Dead whale's belly has 40 kilos of plastic trash

Dead whale's belly has 40 kilos of plastic trash Recovered from inside the beaked whale were 16 rice sacks, four plastic bags used in banana plantations, multiple shopping bags, and hundreds of other small pieces of plastic packaging. Last June, a whale died in Thailand after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags, which weighed up to 8 kg. "In the last 10 years we have recovered 61 whales and dolphins of which 57 have died due to fishing nets, ... [Full Article...]

Schools celebrate Red Nose Day

Schools celebrate Red Nose Day Hundreds of local people of all ages got into a fundraising spirit to help the BBC's Comic Relief. Instead, children at Ysgol Treganna will paint their noses red as they attempt to raise money for the charity. Bethan, who will also be painting her nose red, said: "There are not many uses for the red nose as a toy". Bodyguard's Richard Madden will return to the role for David Budd with a ne... [Full Article...]

Soyuz Rocket With 3 Astronauts Successfully Reaches ISS

Soyuz Rocket With 3 Astronauts Successfully Reaches ISS Astronaut Christina Koch was among the Russian-American crew of three that blasted off to the International Space Station Thursday. It took the two men almost half a year to get back onboard a Russian space capsule and reach their destination, the International Space Station (ISS). [Full Article...]

Opportunity rover left us with one last beautiful panorama of Mars

Opportunity rover left us with one last beautiful panorama of Mars The mission came to an end last summer when Opportunity became trapped in what eventually became a global dust storm on Mars. For almost 15 years, Opportunity, which landed on Mars in 2004 along with its twin rover Spirit , studied the Martian surface, returning knowledge about the planet's geology and environment that will prove useful to scientists long into the future and likely serve as a g... [Full Article...]

Scientists support student school strike over climate change

Scientists support student school strike over climate change It was a real shock to see the impacts of climate change first-hand and made me realise how important it is to protect our environment. Organisers are demanding Australia adopt 100% renewable energy by 2030 , no new investments in coal and that the Adani coalmine be stopped immediately. [Full Article...]

First person on Mars likely to be a woman: Nasa chief

First person on Mars likely to be a woman: Nasa chief Anne McClain, a NASA astronaut and Expedition 58 crew member on the ISS, echoed this by saying that Crew Dragon marks the opening of the next chapter in space exploration. NASA's SLS, or Space Launch System , rocket, could do everything in one fell swoop. "At $21 billion, this budget represents a almost 6 percent increase over last year's request and comes at a time of constrained resources acros... [Full Article...]

Save the World and Go Viral With New #Trashtag Challenge

Save the World and Go Viral With New #Trashtag Challenge The idea soon spread, with some social media users incorporating "trashtag" into their weekend trips. He picks garbage every year. Thankfully, this one is not asking anyone to do anything unsafe or stupid, like last year's Bird Box Challenge . [Full Article...]

Toyota reveals rover, 2029 moon landing plans with Japanese space agency

Toyota reveals rover, 2029 moon landing plans with Japanese space agency Toyota is a leader in fuel cell development back on earth, with many vehicles in testing - while its hydrogen fuel cell-powered Mirai compact auto has been on sale in the USA, Japan and Europe since 2014. Toyota Motor Corp, one of the world's largest automakers, and Japan's space agency said on Tuesday they had agreed to cooperate in developing a manned lunar rover that runs on fuel cell technol... [Full Article...]

Crew Dragon Splashes Down in Atlantic Ending First Commercial Crew Mission

Crew Dragon Splashes Down in Atlantic Ending First Commercial Crew Mission Now, SpaceX and Crew Dragon have demonstrated their ability to safely shepherd astronauts back to Earth . For this mission , the capsule was loaded with 450 pounds of cargo and a spacesuit-clad test dummy named " Ripley " after Ellen Ripley , the fictional character played by Sigourney Weaver in the 1979 film " Alien ". [Full Article...]

By 2030, 1/3 of United Kingdom energy will come from offshore wind

By 2030, 1/3 of United Kingdom energy will come from offshore wind In a deal between the government and the offshore wind sector, industry players have agreed to invest £250m over the next 11 years in exchange for participation in £557m of state subsidies for renewable energy . Companies are burgeoning in clusters, creating new centres of excellence in this clean growth boom. Benj Sykes, UK country manager for Danish offshore wind power company Ørsted, sai... [Full Article...]

Scientists solve weighty matter of Milky Way mass

Scientists solve weighty matter of Milky Way mass The result was that our home galaxy weighs around 1.5 trillion solar masses within a radius of 129,000 light years around the galactic center. Previous estimates for our galaxy's mass ranged widely from 500 billion to three trillion solar masses. [Full Article...]

SpaceX's Crew Dragon Capsule Splashes Down in Atlantic Ocean

SpaceX's Crew Dragon Capsule Splashes Down in Atlantic Ocean The capsule , which deployed its parachutes to land in the water, was safely retrieved by SpaceX's Go Searcher recovery ship. A SpaceX rocket launched the 16-foot-tall capsule from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday. [Full Article...]

NASA to conduct historic spacewalk featuring all-female team

NASA to conduct historic spacewalk featuring all-female team If all goes as scheduled, Expedition 59 astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will lead a roughly seven-hour spacewalk to attend tasks on the orbiting lab's exterior, starting at 6:30 a.m. On March 29, in the last minutes of twilight before the sun rises over the United States, two NASA astronauts will embark on a history-making excursion outside the International Space Station. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Docked Successfully To The ISS

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Docked Successfully To The ISS During their mission, the station crew will take part in about 250 research investigations and technology demonstrations not possible on Earth to advance scientific knowledge of Earth, space , physical, and biological sciences, NASA said. After 11 minutes of launch, the vehicle separated from the rocket. SpaceX named "Ripley" after the Sigourney Weaver Character in the Alien movies. Within hour... [Full Article...]

SpaceX rocket with unmanned USA capsule blasts off for space station

SpaceX rocket with unmanned USA capsule blasts off for space station The rocket blasted off without incident at 2:49 a.m. from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, lighting up Florida's coastline. You can watch SpaceX's Crew Dragon launch on Space.com , courtesy of NASA TV , beginning at 2 a.m. "This mission absolutely meets that standard with a creative and cost-effective mission to solve mysteries about Earth's upper atmosphere", said Paul Hertz, NASA... [Full Article...]


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