Oregon Democrats advance sweeping climate policy

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming. ...

What happened to the Apollo goodwill moon rocks? – Science & Tech

US President Richard Nixon gave moon rocks collected by Apollo 11 and Apollo 17 astronauts to 135 countries around the world and the 50 US states as a token of American goodwill. While some...

Canada backs startup to boost data on space debris

PARIS (Reuters) - The Canadian government’s contracting arm is backing a proposed new satellite system that will use big data analytics to provide commercially available data about the Earth and its orbit amid...

NASA astronaut snaps AWE INSPIRING aurora photo from International Space Station | Science |...

The NASA astronaut captured the colourful image during one of the space station’s 15 orbits of the planet. Every day the International Space Station (ISS) circles the Earth about 15 times. During these...

Global heating to inflict more droughts on Africa as well as floods | Science

Global heating could bring many more bouts of severe drought as well as increased flooding to Africa than previously forecast, scientists have warned. New research says the continent will experience many extreme outbreaks of...

Experts fear rogue efforts to ‘hack the planet’ could have devastating consequences

Efforts to tackle climate change with controversial 'climate-hacking' schemes could lead to devastating consequences and even war, experts have warned. So-called geoengineering schemes involve manipulating Earth's atmosphere by extracting carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or...

Encouraging Illegal Planting of Bt Brinjal in India

In February 2010, the Indian government placed an indefinite moratorium on the commercial release of Bt brinjal. Prior to this decision, numerous independent scientific experts from India and abroad had pointed out safety concerns...

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