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Keystone XL pipeline: judge rules government 'jumped the gun' and orders halt

Keystone XL pipeline: judge rules government 'jumped the gun' and orders halt A federal judge says the Trump administration did not consider environmental consequences of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline , dealing a setback for the Trump administration and a win for environmental groups. " An agency cannot simply disregard contrary or inconvenient factual determinations that it made in the past, any more than it can ignore inconvenient facts when it writes on a bla... [Full Article...]

China unveils new 'Heavenly Palace' space station as ISS days numbered

China unveils new 'Heavenly Palace' space station as ISS days numbered Construction is expected to be completed around 2022. The International Space Station - a collaboration between the United States, Russia, Canada, Europe and Japan - has been in operation since 1998 but is due to be retired in 2024. NASA has published the night side of Earth was taken by astronauts aboard the global space station. It has been permanently staffed by rotating crews of astronau... [Full Article...]

Earth's ozone layer is healing says UN

Earth's ozone layer is healing says UN Paul Newman, chief Earth scientist at Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center, described the discovery as " really good news ". The Protocol was in response to the revelation that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and other ozone-depleting substances - used in aerosols, cooling and refrigeration systems, and many other items - were tearing a hole in the ozone layer and allowing unsafe ultraviolet radiat... [Full Article...]

Theresa May says will not agree Brexit deal 'at any cost'

Theresa May says will not agree Brexit deal 'at any cost' The Prime Minister's spokesperson said ministers needed more time to consider possible mechanisms that will prevent the United Kingdom from being tied to the European Union through a backstop arrangement to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland. [Full Article...]

Harvard Researchers: Space Object Was Alien Spacecraft

Harvard Researchers: Space Object Was Alien Spacecraft Avi Loeb, Harvard's astronomy department chairman and a co-author of the paper , cautions that it's " impossible to guess the objective behind Oumuamua without more data". "But one should not blindly accept this clever hypothesis when there is also a mundane (and a priori more likely) explanation for Oumuamua - namely that it's a comet or asteroid from afar". [Full Article...]

NASA scientists captured in space "silhouette of a bat"

NASA scientists captured in space Two yellow-hued blobs hang atop a sweeping arc of light. According to the USA space agency, the lower arc is created by gravitational lensing - an effect caused by light getting deformed due to the influence of a massive object on its path. [Full Article...]

Nasa declares elite planet-hunting spacecraft dead

Nasa declares elite planet-hunting spacecraft dead K2 lasted as long as the first mission, allowing Kepler to survey more than 500,000 stars total. As of today, Kepler has detected 2,681 confirmed planets, plus 2,899 other candidates yet to be confirmed, said Kepler project scientist Jessie Dotson. [Full Article...]

Rs 80 Lakh Pollution Fines Imposed In 2 Days In Delhi NCR

Rs 80 Lakh Pollution Fines Imposed In 2 Days In Delhi NCR The other causes of pollution stay the same while new factors have been on the rise, without proper checks and control, It is no hard a task to forecast the coming times. From Thursday, there will be a halt of all construction activities involving excavation. SAFAR further said the AQI for next two days would remain in " very poor " range but with increasing trend. [Full Article...]

Oceans have absorbed 60% more heat than previously thought, study finds

Oceans have absorbed 60% more heat than previously thought, study finds The world's oceans may be heating up at a faster pace than previously thought, leaving the planet less time to avoid catastrophic global warming, according to a study published Wednesday. "It's not that easy to reliably estimate the whole ocean heat from spot measurements", Keeling said. So the scientists behind the new report measured how warm the oceans have gotten by looking at how much oxy... [Full Article...]

Russia: Soyuz launch failure due to ‘deformation’ during assembly

Roscosmos completed an investigation into the loss of a Soyuz rocket last month that led to a suspension of Russian rocket launches to the station. That target date falls less than eight weeks after the October 11 launch anomaly, which forced the Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin to make an emergency landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan. [Full Article...]

Buhari Congratulates Brazil's Bolsonaro On Election Victory

Buhari Congratulates Brazil's Bolsonaro On Election Victory Pompeo congratulated Bolsonaro on his win and "reinforced the vibrant partnership between the United States and Brazil based on our mutual commitment to promote security, democracy, economic prosperity, and human rights", said a statement issued by State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert. [Full Article...]

Large Companies are Involved in the Fight Against Plastic Pollution

Large Companies are Involved in the Fight Against Plastic Pollution The pledge, which was unveiled at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali on Monday, was created in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and United Nations Environment Program . More than $200 million has been pledged to create a circular economy for plastic . Aside from the partnership, SC Johnson, as a whole, also pledged to improve 100 percent recyclable, reusable, and compostable... [Full Article...]

Russian Soyuz Rocket Failure Caused By Damaged Sensor, Reveals Probe

Russian Soyuz Rocket Failure Caused By Damaged Sensor, Reveals Probe This collision triggered an automatic abort of one of the Soyuz's abort systems, pulling the crew of NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin safely away from the rocket, and sending them on a ballistic return to Earth . [Full Article...]

NASA tests parachute that will land on Mars

NASA tests parachute that will land on Mars Within four-tenths of a second, the parachute went from a cylinder to fully inflated. According to NASA, the payload dove back through the atmosphere and then deployed the parachute when it reached the appropriate distance and Mach number. [Full Article...]

WWF: This is the last generation that can save nature

WWF: This is the last generation that can save nature The group says in its its 2018 Living Planet Report that global wildlife populations have fallen by 60 per cent in the last four decades. "In the next years, we need to urgently transition to a net carbon-neutral society and halt and reverse nature loss - through green finance and shifting to clean energy and environmentally friendly food production", Marco Lambertini, director general of WW... [Full Article...]

NASA holds out hope that the Opportunity rover will phone home

NASA holds out hope that the Opportunity rover will phone home The robot is battling a killer weather combination with the extreme dust storm, which is blocking light to its solar panels and coating it in a fine dust, while also fighting -100 degree Fahrenheit temperatures. While dust storms aren't an unusual occurrence on Mars - the planet is shroud in a red haze of dust once every couple of years - but NASA says this is " one of the most intense " storms ... [Full Article...]

Article image NASA spacecraft breaks record for coming closest to Sun

Article image NASA spacecraft breaks record for coming closest to Sun This handout photo released by NASA shows the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard shortly after the Mobile Service Tower was rolled back on August 10, 2018. The spacecraft sports a special carbon-composite shield to protect itself and its instruments from intense heat and radiation during its close flybys. [Full Article...]

Rocket carrying 1st UAE-made satellite launched from Japan

KhalifaSat is the first-ever Emirati-designed satellite, manufactured with 100% local expertise and developed in clean rooms in technology labs at the Space Technology Laboratories of Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre. KhalifSat will remain in orbit for five years, capturing high-quality detailed images that will be used in urban planning, environmental research and to plan relief efforts for natur... [Full Article...]

Third "micro" seismic event detected at Cuadrilla fracking site

Third Just days before minister Perry's meeting with the oil and gas companies, the UK government announced plans to facilitate timely decisions on shale gas exploration planning applications in England as part of a plan to reduce dependence on gas imports amid an ongoing decline in the UK North Sea's conventional gas production. [Full Article...]

What's the next hurricane? Storm system could become Oscar

What's the next hurricane? Storm system could become Oscar The storm is moving west at 12 miles per hour. Forecasters said Oscar is expected to become a hurricane later Sunday as its track curves toward the North Atlantic. As of Thursday morning, what is designated as Disturbance 1 was about 900 miles east-northeast of the Caribbean's northern Leeward Islands and still more than 2,000 miles from South Florida. [Full Article...]


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