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Most polar bears to disappear by 2100, study predicts

Scientists have predicted for the first time when, where and how polar bears are likely to disappear, warning that if greenhouse gas emissions stay on their current trajectory all but a few polar bear populations in the Arctic will probably…

Moon and Mars from midnight until dawn

Jupiter dominates over the July evening sky, staying out from dusk until dawn. Venus, the sky’s brightest planet, lords over the eastern sky at dawn. Mars is roughly midway between Jupiter and Saturn. It’s near the moon on the mornings of July 11 and 12, 2020.

Global e-waste surging: Up 21% in 5 years

(Terry Collins Assoc) The UN’s 3rd Global eWaste Monitor reports 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of e-waste was produced last year — substantially more than the weight of all adults in Europe. Global e-waste has risen 21% by weight in just five years, fueled by higher consumption rates of electric and electronic equipment, short life cycles, and few repair options. In 2030 the world is projected to produce about 50% more e-waste per capita compared with 2014.

Moon and Venus at dawn June 17, 18, 19

These next several mornings – June 17, 18 and 19, 2020 – look east before sunrise to see the moon and Venus. You might spot the Pleiades star cluster nearby. On June 19, the moon will occult or cover over Venus. For most of us, the occultation will happen in daylight.

Moon and Mars before dawn June 12 and 13

Enjoy the early morning sky on June 12 and 13, 2020, as the moon swings 3 degrees south of the red planet Mars. Meanwhile, although your eye won’t catch it, Mars will swing 1.7 degrees south of distant Neptune.

Ready, set, explore Earth from home

We’re at home. How about you? But we just discovered these virtual tours, galleries and live webcams from around the world, which we wanted to share. Stay home, and have some virtual fun …