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Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Hits Highest Level In Human History

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Hits Highest Level In Human History

Data from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii has recorded atmospheric carbon dioxide levels at 415.26 parts per million (ppm), marking a historic precedent in the last 800,000 years, since before...

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The Moon is Shrinking

The Moon is Shrinking

Researchers led by Thomas Watters, from the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., published their findings Monday in Nature Geoscience . The Apollo seismometers measured lots of seismic activi...

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Activists Have Scaled The Sydney Harbour Bridge

Activists Have Scaled The Sydney Harbour Bridge

The 15 people arrested include ten men aged 70, 56, 48, 39, 38, 37, 34, 32, and two aged 27, as well as five women, aged 21, 26, and three aged 28. Standing below the bridge, Goulburn grazier and G...

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Mariana Trench: Record-breaking journey to the bottom of the ocean

Mariana Trench: Record-breaking journey to the bottom of the ocean

Navy in 1960, reaching a depth of 10,912 meters. Previous to Vescovo, oceanographer Don Walsh was the first to make it down to the trench descending about 35,814 feet (10,916 m) in the 1960s, and C...

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"Wake the **** Up!" Bill Nye Says About Climate Change

Bill Nye spoke on emissions and how there is a potential risk of the average temperature on Earth rising a few degrees, and summed it up by saying "What I'm saying is the planet's on f**king fire". "...

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Earth's moon is shrinking and quaking, study says

Magnitude 5 moonquakes are causing landslides on the Moon, Nasa researchers say. On Earth, tectonic activity, such as earthquakes and volcanism, results from shuffling of the crust's tectonic pl...

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Record Mariana Trench ocean dive discovers plastic bags, new species

Previous studies have identified microplastics in the water we drink and the fish we eat , as well as researchers finding it in Antarctica's pristine waters . What is the Mariana Trench? From be...

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Moon earthquakes: Tectonic activity is making the Moon shrink

Unlike the flexible skin on a grape, however, the moon's crust is brittle, causing it to break as the interior shrinks. The ultra-HD image is 9000px by 9000px. Using images from NASA's Lunar R...

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Barge Collision Spills Gasoline In Houston Ship Channel

Barge Collision Spills Gasoline In Houston Ship Channel

It was the second spill in two months to affect traffic on the 53-mile (85-km) commercial waterway that connects Houston to the Gulf of Mexico. It happened near the Bayport Ship Channel. The cause...

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NASA observation shows universe's earliest galaxies brighter than expected

NASA observation shows universe's earliest galaxies brighter than expected

The study can provide more details on what may have caused the Epoch of Reionization, a major cosmic event that changed the universe from being mostly not transparent to a starry sight. We don't yet...

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Mississippi River expected to crest Monday on the St. Louis Riverfront

Mississippi River expected to crest Monday on the St. Louis Riverfront

Louis to boat and barge traffic on Friday as excessive rains and heavy snowmelt this spring swelled the major shipping waterway to near-record levels. The Mississippi River initially reached that risk...

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Scientists discover new 3-foot-tall relative of dreaded Tyrannosaurus rex

Scientists discover new 3-foot-tall relative of dreaded Tyrannosaurus rex

Although the newly identified creature provides information on the evolution of the T. rex , it would be inaccurate to call it a "missing link", Nesbitt told Gizmodo , adding that the Suskityrann...

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Bezos company aims to take people to moon by 2024 — Blue Origin

Bezos company aims to take people to moon by 2024 — Blue Origin

Blue has also discussed a human outpost on the moon. At a Washington DC, press conference , the jeans- and blazer-clad Amazon CEO showed off a circular craft called "Blue Moon" that is created to ...

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Scotland's bottle return scheme deposit to be set at 20p

Scotland's bottle return scheme deposit to be set at 20p

Ms Cunningham told MSPs the scheme will apply to PET plastic bottles, glass bottles and steel/aluminium drinks cans. The money will be refunded to consumers who return the containers to stores - oft...

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Scientists on the verge of creating 100 percent recyclable plastic

Scientists on the verge of creating 100 percent recyclable plastic

But a team of researchers at Berkeley Lab might just have changed that - with a find described as the'Holy Grail', a plastic which can be recycled into dozens of different materials, again and again. ...

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NASA warns a sudden apocalyptic asteroid strike is eminent

NASA warns a sudden apocalyptic asteroid strike is eminent

The simulated killer asteroid is, of course, "highly unlikely", Paul Chodas, the NASA engineer who designed the game, told AFP . "But we wanted the issues to be exposed and discussed". They learned...

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'Dusty' Mars Lander InSight Could Help NASA Learn More About Planet's Weather

'Dusty' Mars Lander InSight Could Help NASA Learn More About Planet's Weather

Sadly, InSight's camera didn't snap a shot of the dusty, swirling column, but the lander's two large solar panels experienced sudden power boosts-around 0.7 per cent in one and 2.7 per cent in the o...

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1 million species at risk of extinction

1 million species at risk of extinction

Known as the Global Assessment, the report found that up to one million of Earth's estimated eight million plant, insect and animal species is at risk of extinction, many within decades. The repor...

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Scientists spot hints of black hole swallowing neutron star for first time

Scientists spot hints of black hole swallowing neutron star for first time

How Does Gravitational Wave Detectors Work? Three events appear to be mergers of two black holes , similar to the merger that provided the first detection of gravitational waves. This brings LIGO an...

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SpaceX launches supplies to space station after power delays

SpaceX launches supplies to space station after power delays

The supplies rode in a Dragon capsule aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. This task makes it the second for the cargo capsule so far. The booster, meanwhile, streaked to a smooth landing on a recovery ship ju...

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Wilmington-area meteor watchers can catch the Eta Aquarids peaks this weekend

Wilmington-area meteor watchers can catch the Eta Aquarids peaks this weekend

Halley's Comet is responsible for the shower , which produces between 10 and 20 meteors per hour for observers in the mid-northern latitudes. While those in the Southern Hemisphere can look forwar...

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Saskatchewan carbon-tax ruling a victory for the planet, environment minister says

Saskatchewan carbon-tax ruling a victory for the planet, environment minister says

In his email, Cullen said the province received legal advice previous year that while the federal government has the constitutional power to impose a carbon tax, it can only do so on provinces that do...

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Vancouver students strike against climate change

Vancouver students strike against climate change

It predicts climate change will become practically irreversible after the year 2030 without a 45 percent reduction in carbon emissions. A similar march was staged in Vancouver March 15. In August 2018...

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Chandrayaan 2 will be launched in July, says ISRO

Chandrayaan 2 will be launched in July, says ISRO

Once in the designated position, the lander will separate itself from the orbiter module and will proceed to soft-land on the moon. "All the modules are getting ready for the Chandrayaan-2 launch du...

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After protests, Britain's parliament declares climate change 'emergency'

After protests, Britain's parliament declares climate change 'emergency'

It comes on the back of waves of climate protests that have hit the United Kingdom, which include hundreds of thousands of students going on strike from school, and thousands of people being arrested ...

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InSight captured Martian sunrise and sunset

As shown in the photos , the Sun appears much smaller from Mars than it does from Earth due to their varying distances from our local star. Mars' sunrise and sunset were recently captured on came...

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NFU: Outsourcing emissions will not solve global climate change challenge

NFU: Outsourcing emissions will not solve global climate change challenge

The CCC report described the strategy as "ambitious" but the foundations were in place to reduce emissions on key pillars of a net-zero economy. While Britain has laid the groundwork to achieve net-...

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Space rock hit Moon during January's total eclipse

Space rock hit Moon during January's total eclipse

A space rock collided with the Moon at a speed of 61,000 kilometres an hour during the total lunar eclipse in January this year, excavating a crater 10 to 15 metres across, scientists say. The rea...

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Iowa city flooded as levee breached by Mississippi

Iowa city flooded as levee breached by Mississippi

This comes after parts of downtown Davenport, Iowa remained underwater after the river tore through a temporary barrier. "That could change with heavy rain". People are encouraged people to avoid down...

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Incredible mosaic of Hubble images shows the deep universe

Incredible mosaic of Hubble images shows the deep universe

The new set of Hubble images, created from almost 7,500 individual exposures, is the first in a series of Hubble Legacy Field images. With that in mind, astronomers have produced that they're calling ...

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Jason Kenney tells Senate that 'no more pipelines' bill threatens Canadian unity

Jason Kenney tells Senate that 'no more pipelines' bill threatens Canadian unity

The legislation, also known as the "turn off the taps" act, was introduced but not enacted by the previous New Democratic Party government a year ago in retaliation for British Columbia opposing the e...

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SpaceX offers new details on Crew Dragon test anomaly

SpaceX offers new details on Crew Dragon test anomaly

The launch was previously scheduled for May 1 but postponed because of a problem with a switching unit that routes power on the station. "Finishing the investigation and resolving this anomaly is ac...

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NASA head: Expect a major asteroid strike in your lifetime

NASA head: Expect a major asteroid strike in your lifetime

The Apophis asteroid was first discovered by astronomers at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona in June 2004; later that year, an Australian group of scientists managed to track the aste...

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SpaceX Resupply Mission Delayed by Space Station Malfunction

SpaceX Resupply Mission Delayed by Space Station Malfunction

SpaceX's cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) targeted for launch on Wednesday is delayed due to a malfunction on the space lab. NASA said that the ISS crew and the stati...

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Multi-year aluminum fraud scheme blamed for two NASA mission failures

Multi-year aluminum fraud scheme blamed for two NASA mission failures

LSP, along with NASA's Office of the Inspector General and the US Department of Justice, have discovered the Sapa Profiles falsified critical tests on the aluminum it sold. But they were total garbage...

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