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…
These next several mornings – July 16, 17 and 18, 2020 – enjoy the waning crescent moon, the queen of the night, pairing up with Venus, the queen planet.
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.
(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.
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.