• Is plastic and paper sent overseas for recycling ending up in landfill?
Is plastic and paper sent overseas for recycling ending up in landfill?

While an illusion of success has been created by the UK's system for recycling packaging, the NAO says, the reality may be quite different. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Gove has warned the United Kingdom exports too much of its waste Reducing waste and using resources better, as well as tackling packaging waste is key to...

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  • Italian Space Agency says it’s found evidence of water on Mars
Italian Space Agency says it’s found evidence of water on Mars

In the past, Mars had already been home to bodies of water as evidenced by dry bed lakes and river valleys on its surface. Water is considered a fundamental ingredient for life. Radar instruments like Marsis examine the surface and immediate subsurface of the planet by sending out a signal and examining what is bounced back.

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  • EPA, DOT Eliminating California's Clean Air Act Exemption
EPA, DOT Eliminating California's Clean Air Act Exemption

The news of the Trump administration's plan was leaked in late May , but Bloomberg spoke to people who had seen the plans recently. The increases had been set up by a collaboration between California and former President Barack Obama's regulators as a way to.

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  • Radar Probe Reveals Huge Reservoir of Liquid Water Under Mars’ Surface
Radar Probe Reveals Huge Reservoir of Liquid Water Under Mars’ Surface

Theoretically, this water could have allowed microbes that have evolved to thrive in saltier conditions a chance at existence, though Orosei believes any potential Martian life would have "not a very pleasant" experience . Now, if this discovery pans out, it's clear that some large pockets of liquid water still exist on or near the Martian surface...

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  • How to watch Blood Moon and Mars at opposition online this week
How to watch Blood Moon and Mars at opposition online this week

But on July 27 late night, the Full Moon would be near its apogee, the farthest point from the Earth in its orbit around the Earth, and it would be the smallest full moon of the year. That eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 46.4 minutes. While the partial phase is between 11.54 and 1am, and 2.43 to 3.49am, the period of totality is between 1am and 2.43a...

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  • Liquid water ‘lake’ revealed in mars
Liquid water ‘lake’ revealed in mars

Researchers from the Italian Space Agency say they used radar to detect the lake under the planet's southern polar ice cap. Located under a layer of Martian ice, the lake is about 20 kilometers (12 miles) wide, said the report led by Italian researchers in the USA journal Science .

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  • This week’s total lunar eclipse is the longest of the century
This week’s total lunar eclipse is the longest of the century

The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st Century is expected to occur on Friday - and should be visible from anywhere in the United Kingdom, weather-permitting. "If that were true, we'd be in big trouble given the gravitational pulls on Earth, Mars , and our moon!" the NASA website states. The first is in Luke 21:25, in which Jesus said...

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  • Underground lake found on Mars, raising possibility of life
Underground lake found on Mars, raising possibility of life

Using the MARSIS radar on the Mars Express satellite orbiting Mars, the scientists were able to identify the small lake underneath the South Pole of Earth's closest neighbour. "We'd seen hints of interesting subsurface features for years but we couldn't reproduce the result from orbit to orbit, because the sampling rates and resolution of our d...

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  • Water 'lake' found on Mars
Water 'lake' found on Mars

The discovery is the result of a decade-long effort to find liquid water on Mars and one that may rewrite the odds of finding life on the Red Planet. This means that scientists can't specify whether it's an underground pool, an aquifer-like body, or just a layer of sludge. Italian astrophysicist Roberto Orosei speaks during a press conferen...

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  • Underground Lake Found On Mars Beneath A Mile of Ice
Underground Lake Found On Mars Beneath A Mile of Ice

A "stable body of liquid water " has been found to occupy a "well-defined, 20-kilometer-wide zone" beneath the surface of the Red Planet. " Many scientists have said "where there is water, there is the potential for life". The profiles contain "evidence of liquid water trapped below the ice of the South Polar Layered Deposits ", according ...

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  • Possible lake spotted under a polar ice cap-on Mars
Possible lake spotted under a polar ice cap-on Mars

The body of water is about 20 kilometres across and, if confirmed , would be the first evidence of permanent water on the Red Planet. "The long duration of Mars Express, and the exhausting effort made by the radar team to overcome many analytical challenges, enabled this much-awaited result, demonstrating that the mission and its payload still h...

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  • SpaceX Launches Telstar Communications Satellite
SpaceX Launches Telstar Communications Satellite

Ever since, the engineers have been assessing how the Block 5's core had performed during that flight, since the rocket is designed for reusability. Eastern, and deployed Telstar 19 Vantage into a geostationary transfer orbit nearly 33 minutes later.

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  • SpaceX Launches Communications Satellite on 2nd-Ever Flight of New Rocket
SpaceX Launches Communications Satellite on 2nd-Ever Flight of New Rocket

Three options for reusability According to Florida Today , SpaceX has three computer-controlled booster options after any launch that kick off the reusability process. Eastern, and deployed Telstar 19 Vantage into a geostationary transfer orbit nearly 33 minutes later. Its orbit is over the equator. "The satellite has a mix of Ka- and Ku-ban...

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  • SA to witness longest lunar eclipse of the century this week
SA to witness longest lunar eclipse of the century this week

A picture taken on January 31, 2018 shows the moon rising behind a mountain during a lunar eclipse , referred to as the "super blue blood moon " near Syria-Turkey border at the Hassa district in Hatay. Folks in Australia will be able to see the eclipse briefly as the moon sets, while those in parts of Brazil and Europe will see the eclipse during...

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  • Australia is getting a Blood Moon this weekend
Australia is getting a Blood Moon this weekend

Although U.S. residents won't be able to see the eclipse, they should still be excited because the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter - NASA's robotic spacecraft orbiting the moon - will experience it first-hand, Petro said. The total duration of the various stages of eclipse will be 6 hours, 14 minutes in the Kingdom. A partial lunar eclipse is seen...

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  • Utah museum unveils fossil from armoured, spiky-headed dinosaur
Utah museum unveils fossil from armoured, spiky-headed dinosaur

In the excavation of the fossil, paleontologists from the University of Utah and the Natural History Museum of Utah were able to retrieve a very well preserved skull of the armored dinosaur , along with bony armor in the form of spiked plates and neck rings, several vertebrae, limb bones, and an nearly complete tail with the iconic ankylosaur cl...

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  • Southern District of New York Dismisses Climate Change Case Against Chevron
Southern District of New York Dismisses Climate Change Case Against Chevron

A federal on Thursday dismissed New York City's lawsuit seeking to make several major oil companies financially responsible for dealing with climate change , saying that the legal effort wasn't permitted under the federal Clean Air Act. Baltimore just announced a suit Friday in Maryland state court - the 13th local government, according to the...

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  • Neil Armstrong's Collection Going to Auction With Texas Company
Neil Armstrong's Collection Going to Auction With Texas Company

Armstrong's son, Mark Armstrong, said his father never talked to him about what he wanted done with the large amount of items he kept. These medals were commissioned by the Apollo crew themselves and were flown to space during all the Apollo missions, including Apollo 11.

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  • Unimaginable Amounts of Diamonds are still Hidden Deep Under the Earth’s Surface
Unimaginable Amounts of Diamonds are still Hidden Deep Under the Earth’s Surface

The Mir Diamond Mine in Russian Federation, for instance, is the world's second-largest human-made hole and only goes about a third of a mile deep. " This shows that diamond is not perhaps this exotic mineral, but on the [geological] scale of things, it's relatively common ", Ulrich Faul , a research scientist in MIT's Department of Earth, Atm...

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  • Trump administration seeks endangered species rule changes
Trump administration seeks endangered species rule changes

The Fish and Wildlife Service is separately proposing to rescind its blanket rule which automatically conveyed the same protections for threatened species as for endangered species unless otherwise specified. Bob Dreher, senior vice president for conservation programs at Defenders of Wildlife, an environmental group, said that move puts climate cha...

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