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Trump administration replaces Obama-era power plant rule, in boost to coal

Trump administration replaces Obama-era power plant rule, in boost to coal It was stayed by the Supreme Court in 2016.Wheeler said the ACE was written "within the four corners of the Clean Air Act" by confining reduction requirements directly on power plants, not allowing a more systemwide approach. "Utilities may respond to this rule by making hardware fixes or operational changes that. could mean some coal trousers will run longer", said Joe Goffman, executive director... Continua a leggere...

NASA spacecraft spots spectacular new crater on the surface of Mars

NASA spacecraft spots spectacular new crater on the surface of Mars The colour image's unique black-and-blue hue, set against the backdrop of the Red Planet, has left scientists intrigued. Veronica Bray, a HiRISE team member and University of Arizona staff scientist, told Space.com that this impact crater is one of the biggest she's seen on the Red Planet. Continua a leggere...

Two Earth-like planets just 12.5 light yrs away, orbiting red dwarf

Two Earth-like planets just 12.5 light yrs away, orbiting red dwarf Teegarden is an ultra-cool dwarf star 10 times lighter than our own sun, eight billion years old, and was discovered back in 2003. The telescope is in Spain's Calar Alto Observatory, and after three years of close observation and more than 200 measurements, they found signs that indicate the existence of the two new planets. Continua a leggere...

The Strawberry Moon arrives tonight! Where to watch, meaning behind this name?

The Strawberry Moon arrives tonight! Where to watch, meaning behind this name? Another name for the June Full Moon is the Rose Moon , due to its distinctive hue at this time of year. Sadly, no. Quick history lesson: The full moon of June was named by the Native American Algonquin tribe for the wild red berries that grow around the same time, so it'll basically look the same as any other full moon but with a slightly orange tinge, according to Travel + Leisure... Continua a leggere...

Conflict Between NASA And Donald Trump On Moon Project

Conflict Between NASA And Donald Trump On Moon Project After that, political interest in sending humans into deep space waned, and funding for such missions dried up. Throughout his attempts to sell his agency, Congress and the public on the Artemis plan, he has repeatedly promised that the moon landing push will be separately funded and won't pull money from the agency's other activities. Continua a leggere...

How Boaty McBoatface has increased our understanding of climate change

How Boaty McBoatface has increased our understanding of climate change Its maiden mission saw it dive to depths of 4,000 metres in the Orkney Passage, a region of the Southern Ocean around 500 miles from the Antarctic Peninsula. The new data, along with other ocean measurements collected from research vessel RRS James Clark Ross, have revealed a mechanism that enables these winds to increase turbulence deep in the ocean, causing warm water at mid depths to mix with... Continua a leggere...

NY lawmakers OK licenses for immigrants in US illegally

NY lawmakers OK licenses for immigrants in US illegally Democrats control both chambers of the legislature. A Democratic-controlled state Senate passed the bill, though all six lawmakers from Long Island nixed it over concerns it could prove politically costly in their swing districts, the New York Post reported. Continua a leggere...

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission exhibit coming to Cincinnati Museum Center

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission exhibit coming to Cincinnati Museum Center At that point, some thought that the moon was an asteroid that happened to come close enough to Earth to get pulled into orbit by Earth's gravity. Several moon rocks are on display at the Johnson Space Centre, where they attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Continua a leggere...

Full ‘Strawberry Moon’ To Take Over Sky This Weekend

Full ‘Strawberry Moon’ To Take Over Sky This Weekend NASA says when the moon is at its full phase it will appear "opposite" of the sun. "The Moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from Saturday night through Tuesday morning". Jupiter will also be visible to the southeast, placing it next to the moon in the sky Sunday night. The Strawberry Moon won't be the only skywatching event this month: Next week, the summer solstice ... Continua a leggere...

Higher carbon taxes needed to meet targets for greenhouse-gas-emissions: PBO

Higher carbon taxes needed to meet targets for greenhouse-gas-emissions: PBO As it stands, the government's own emissions projections for 2030 fall 79 megatonnes short of its Paris agreement target. The govts policy states that every province and territory need to quiet occupy some form of carbon pricing scheme - and it has stepped in to impose a carbon pricing levy in catch-out provinces with conservative governments like Ontario, Manitoba, Original Brunswick, Saskatc... Continua a leggere...

The Briny Deeps of Europa Brim With Table Salt

The Briny Deeps of Europa Brim With Table Salt The evidence for a subsurface ocean on Europa first began to emerge when scientists analyzed data collected by the Voyager and Galileo spacecrafts. Using a visible-light spectral analysis, planetary scientists at Caltech and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have discovered that the yellow color visible on portions of the surface of Europa is actually sodium chloride, a c... Continua a leggere...

United Kingdom government adopts new plan to curb emissions by 2050

The Prime Minister expressed hope that other major economies would follow suit. However, it is imperative that other major economies follow suit and so for that reason, the United Kingdom will conduct a further assessment within 5 years to confirm that other countries are taking similarly ambitious action, multiplying the effect of the UK's lead and ensuring that British industries do not face unf... Continua a leggere...

NASA discovers Star Trek insignia on Mars

NASA discovers Star Trek insignia on Mars The dune feature is located in Hellas Planitia, a large plain within the Hellas impact basin in the southern hemisphere of Mars . The special camera has captured several other chevrons on the planet, so it is safe to say that it may not be the first time that one resembling a " Star Trek " logo was found. Continua a leggere...

Adani wins green light for long delayed Australian coal mine

Adani wins green light for long delayed Australian coal mine The approval states that the plan complies with all regulatory conditions set by the Australian and State Governments, bringing to close a two-year process of rigorous scientific inquiry, review and approvals. "I am thankful to the Queensland government and the Australian federal government for believing in the Adani Group's vision of strengthening India's energy security and creating new opport... Continua a leggere...

NASA will open the International Space Station to tourists in 2020

NASA will open the International Space Station to tourists in 2020 NASA Space Tourism hopes to assist in creating a thriving commercial economy in the low-Earth orbit through the United States industry innovation and ingenuity. The NASA officials said some revenue from commercial activities will help the agency focus its resources on returning to the moon in 2024, a major goal of the Trump administration. Continua a leggere...

SpaceX launches Canada's trio of next-gen radar satellites

SpaceX launches Canada's trio of next-gen radar satellites The booster used to launch RADARSAT had previously seen service in Florida, sending the Crew Dragon demonstrator to the International Space Station before landing on a drone ship stationed in the Atlantic ocean. The images are used for a range of purposes, including tracking of sea ice, vessels, surface winds and oil pollution, as well as disaster management - especially the recurring problem of... Continua a leggere...

Gulf of Mexico’s oxygen-starved ‘dead zone’ approaches record size

Gulf of Mexico’s oxygen-starved ‘dead zone’ approaches record size The low-oxygen, or hypoxic, space is at possibility of duvet about 7,800 sq. miles (20,200 sq. kilometers) - roughly the size of MA or Slovenia, NOAA stated. It's created by runoff from over-application of fertilizer on agricultural fields that filter straight into the Mississippi River which empties into the Gulf. Continua a leggere...

Powerful superflares could pose a threat to Earth

Powerful superflares could pose a threat to Earth Astronomers first observed signs of these powerful superflares thanks to NASA's now-retired Kepler space telescope. Our Sun may be middle-aged but it still has the energy to expel superflares, a rare rush of energy, every few thousands of years that could destroy Earth's spacecraft and electronics, scientists warned. Continua a leggere...

Cromarty Firth climate change protester: 'This rig isn't going anywhere'

Cromarty Firth climate change protester: 'This rig isn't going anywhere' Environmental campaigners have boarded an oil rig in protest at plans to drill for 30 million barrels of oil in the North Sea. BP says they care about climate change, yet they're pumping billions into the search for new oil while lobbying against tougher action on climate change. Continua a leggere...

Jupiter's largest moon easy to view Monday night

Jupiter's largest moon easy to view Monday night Also, if a moon crosses in front of Jupiter - called a transit - it is lost in the planet's glare to those using binoculars. Pierre Schierle, who serves as the president of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Regina Centre, said if people happen to forget checking the sky for the gas giant this week, they will still be able to find it throughout the next couple months. Continua a leggere...


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