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Today Marks 3000 Days on Mars For the Genius ’Curiosity Rover‘ –See Celebration Photos From the Red Planet

Tuesday was the 3,000th day, or “Sol,” during which NASA’s Curiosity Rover has been trundling about on the surface of the Red Planet. The images the rover has beamed back have colored in the dreams of thousands of Star Wars, Star Trek, and John Carter fans, and our understanding of what the closest, potentially habitable […]

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Can Wall Street’s Heaviest Hitter Step Up to the Plate on Climate Change? – The New Yorker

Subscribers to The Climate Crisis newsletter received this piece in their in-boxes. Sign up to receive future installments. The year is coming to an end, and all eyes are trained on D.C., as Joe Biden prepares to helm a venerable…

Can Wall Street’s Heaviest Hitter Step Up to the Plate on Climate Change? – The New Yorker

Subscribers to The Climate Crisis newsletter received this piece in their in-boxes. Sign up to receive future installments. The year is coming to an end, and all eyes are trained on D.C., as Joe Biden prepares to helm a venerable…

Six environmental trailblazers honoured as UNEP Champions of the Earth

(UNEP Division of Public Communication and Information) * The Champions of the Earth award is the UN’s highest environmental honour, annually recognizing outstanding leaders from government, civil society and the private sector * The Champions of the Earth inspire, defend, mobilize and act to tackle the greatest environmental challenges of our time* This year’s awards recognise laureates in the categories of Lifetime Achievement, Inspiration and Action, Policy Leadership, Entrepreneurial Vision and Science and Innovation.

90-Year-old in UK Becomes First to Get Pfizer Vaccine: “There is light at the end of the tunnel”

A 90-year-old grandmother in England became the first patient in the world to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this morning. The UK approved use of the Pfizer vaccine last week, and the nation’s National Health Service is already rolling out its mass immunization program, with Margaret ‘Maggie’ Keenan—who’ll celebrate her 91st birthday next week—receiving her […]

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The dazzling winners of the British Ecological Society’s photo awards

Images of the extraordinary, but endangered, Dalmatian pelican and weaver ants caring for their young are among those awarded in this year’s British Ecological Society’s “Capturing Ecology” photography competition

‘Going Green’ Risks Destroying The British Car Industry

To my mind, Boris Johnson’s announcement of the ban on the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 – just ten years off ­– is one of the most significant political decisions in modern times. It says…

Tiny Spacecraft is ‘Solar Sailing’ in Orbit Using Only Sunlight, a Revolution in Space Exploration

An American astronomical society is proving that, like the Vikings of old, exploration of foreign shores—in this case foreign planets—is possible if you but master the use of the humble cloth sail. LightSail 2, designed and crowd-funded by the Planetary Society, is a small spacecraft that has been moving around at high-speeds in Earth’s orbit, […]

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SpaceX Launches Historic Flight For NASA, Shuttling Astronauts via First Class to International Space Station

At 7:30 in the evening, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), reopening the pathway to regular crewed missions into space for NASA for the first time in nine years. It took just twelve minutes for the powerful rocket, developed by the commercial space-faring company started by Tesla […]

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In Historic First, NASA Lands on Asteroid and Collects Samples of Debris That Helped Formed Our Earth

Four years into its mission more than 200-million miles from Earth, NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft landed on an asteroid to retrieve a sample of primordial dust and pebbles from the celestial body that “could have helped seed life on Earth”. This well-preserved, ancient asteroid known as Bennu offers scientists a window into the early solar system […]

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