Ontario introduces $400M taxpayer-funded 'carbon trust' plan

Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe says the Progressive Conservative government's plan to introduce standards on the province's largest emitters puts a price on carbon. Ontario is now joining Saskatchewan in a court battle against the move to imp... More..

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European Union aims to go 'climate neutral' by 2050
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

European Union aims to go 'climate neutral' by 2050

The US President confused the weather with climate change last week and refuses to believe about the existence of the latter when mentioning in one of his tweets that: "Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could ...More..

InSight lander: Nasa probe approaches Mars
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

InSight lander: Nasa probe approaches Mars

That looks set to change on November 26 , when NASA's Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport ( InSight ) lander is expected to drop through the Martian atmosphere ...More..

Nine companies will help NASA get back to the moon
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Nine companies will help NASA get back to the moon

The initiative is part of Space Policy Directive 1 , a year-old change in national space policy calling for a US -led coalition of commercial and worldwide partners enabling human expansion across the solar sys...More..

China halts scientist's gene editing research, East Asia News & Top Stories
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

China halts scientist's gene editing research, East Asia News & Top Stories

The announcement drew a firestorm of criticism from around the world as being technologically premature, possibly harmful in unforeseen ways to the babies, and unjustified because there are more efficient and s...More..

Next U.S. moon landing will be by private firms
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

Next U.S. moon landing will be by private firms

Masten Space Systems is developing the XL-1 lander for CLPS. Within the partnerships, NASA will be one of many customers who will use lunar services such as rocket rides, Bridenstine said . "That foil collect...More..

Mass whale beaching on remote Gippsland beach
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

Mass whale beaching on remote Gippsland beach

Department spokeswoman Gail Wright said there was "a great mystery" surrounding the mass stranding of the animals scattered along the beach. But two have since died naturally and two were euthanised. A shar...More..

NASA scientists celebrate InSight landing with handshake worthy of the National Basketball Association
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

NASA scientists celebrate InSight landing with handshake worthy of the National Basketball Association

Flight controllers announced that the spacecraft InSight had reached the surface just before 7am AEDT, after a perilous supersonic descent through the red Martian skies. The first picture taken by InSight durin...More..

NASA set to announce partners for Moon missions
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

NASA set to announce partners for Moon missions

NASA's next lunar science experiments will arrive at the Moon via a spacecraft built by one of nine private companies - a first for one of the agency's science missions. Jeff Patton, chief engineering adviso...More..

by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

"What Lies Beneath" -NASA 1st Scientific Deep Dive of Mars Interior Mysteries

The camera's transparent dust cover is still on in this image, to prevent particulates kicked up during landing from settling on the camera's lens. InSight team members jumped for joy after waiting to see if ...More..

Chinese scientist's claim of gene-edited babies 'extremely concerning'
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Chinese scientist's claim of gene-edited babies 'extremely concerning'

In fact, this was essentially an unnecessary enhancement procedure that would be associated with risks that do not have offsetting benefits. "Whether the clinical protocols that resulted in the births in Chi...More..

by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Investigation launched into 'monstrous' claims scientist has genetically edited humans

Some have denounced the researcher for human experimentation and claim that this sort of practice is too unsafe to try. In a video posted on Sunday, Professor He Jiankui from the Southern University of Scie...More..

Elon Musk likely to move to Mars despite 'good chance of death'
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Elon Musk likely to move to Mars despite 'good chance of death'

With him reportedly living at the Tesla factory for several weeks and barely sleeping, it may, in addition, help explain some of his more erratic decisions. When the idea of Mars becoming an "escape hatch" ...More..

France's Macron tries to ease popular anger over gas prices
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

France's Macron tries to ease popular anger over gas prices

Macron did offer a concession, saying he would propose a mechanism to adjust tax hikes when they occurred at the same time as an increase in oil prices internationally - as they have this year. "If the Europea...More..

Americans are anxious about climate change
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Americans are anxious about climate change

Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The Congress-commissioned report, of which Trump told reporters , "I've read some of i...More..

by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

'Crime Against Humanity' and 'International Embarrassment': Trump Refuses to 'Believe' Climate Report

During congressional orientation week, Ocasio-Cortez joined protesters from two progressive groups advocating for the Green New Deal and demanding bolder and more aggressive action on climate change from Demo...More..

Trump says Brexit deal may benefit European Union more, block British-US trade
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Trump says Brexit deal may benefit European Union more, block British-US trade

In her statement to MPs, Mrs May said there had been "give and take" in the 19-month negotiations but the final agreement "delivered for the British people" by regaining control of laws, money and borders. Mean...More..

How the Mars robot will survive entry, descent, landing — NASA InSight
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

How the Mars robot will survive entry, descent, landing — NASA InSight

More probes have been sent to Mars than any other planet in the solar system but more than half of these missions have ended in failure, with the final stages, involving landing gently on the Martian surface,...More..

After 7-month journey, spacecraft nears landing on Red Planet
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

After 7-month journey, spacecraft nears landing on Red Planet

Image: Insight will help understand what is happening around the core of Mars. The entirety of the craft's mission will take place on Elysium Planitia, the broad equatorial plain where the lander will touch dow...More..

by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Elon Musk says '70 percent' chance he'll move to Mars

If you recall, the Model 3 for many months was plagued by a number of production issues, a situation which can be traced back to Tesla's over-reliance on automation. This two-stage vehicle - composed of a Boo...More..

Buried on Black Friday, climate report still turns heads
by | Monday, November 26, 2018

Buried on Black Friday, climate report still turns heads

The climate report was highlighted prominently on the home page of both the New York Times and the Washington Post from its release Friday until at least Saturday morning. "We care about climate change be...More..

Here’s how NASA will attempt to land on the red planet Monday
by | Monday, November 26, 2018

Here’s how NASA will attempt to land on the red planet Monday

Meanwhile, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will record the entry, descent, and landing of InSight in real time, but because of planetary dynamics, that spacecraft won't relay that information back to Earth fo...More..

145 pilot whales die after stranding off NZ coast
by | Monday, November 26, 2018

145 pilot whales die after stranding off NZ coast

He added: "Sadly, the likelihood of being able to successfully re-float the remaining whales was extremely low". "However, it's always a heart-breaking decision to make", he said. It was one of four stranding...More..

NASA will scratch Jezero in search for alien life
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

NASA will scratch Jezero in search for alien life

Jezero Crater, a depression in Mars' surface that once held a river-fed lake with a delta where water exited has been chosen as the landing site for a planned Mars 2020 rover to collect samples for evide...More..

NASA orders safety review after Elon Musk smoked marijuana during YouTube interview
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

NASA orders safety review after Elon Musk smoked marijuana during YouTube interview

While it's evident that Musk is a brilliant entrepreneur with some very ambitious visions and plans, it is also obvious that, on some occasions, his actions tend to worry his business partners. The unpiloted ...More..

Nearly as old as the pyramids: termite mounds millennia, to survive
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Nearly as old as the pyramids: termite mounds millennia, to survive

According to the researchers, there are over 2000 million mounds and a lot of them measure an average of 2.5m or 8.2 feet in height with a width of 9m or 29.5 feet. The heaped mounds aren't lived in by the ins...More..

UN environment chief steps down amid criticism for extensive travelling
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

UN environment chief steps down amid criticism for extensive travelling

Solheim, a former Norwegian environment minister, said in a statement that he had chose to resign as executive director of the Nairobi-based U.N. Environment Programme after receiving the final audit report o...More..

Dead whale in Indonesia had swallowed 1000 pieces of plastic
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

Dead whale in Indonesia had swallowed 1000 pieces of plastic

This was alongside 1000 other lumps of plastic waste weighing around 6kg. Although the cause of death is unknown, the mammal's stomach contained more than 100 plastic cups, 4 plastic bottles, 2 sandals and a ...More..

New Space-Age Ion Propulsion Plane Has No Moving Parts
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

New Space-Age Ion Propulsion Plane Has No Moving Parts

A team of experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology managed to unlock a process known as electroaerodynamics, previously never seen as a plausible way to power an aircraft. The team was limited by ...More..

Elon Musk's SpaceX Under NASA Safety Review After That Famously Dank Podcast
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

Elon Musk's SpaceX Under NASA Safety Review After That Famously Dank Podcast

Musk, who is also CEO of Tesla Motors, has faced increased scrutiny over his volatile behavior, including smoking marijuana during a podcast interview earlier this year and assailing a man involved in the Tha...More..