Greek lawmakers have approved a controversial environmental bill that the opposition and environmental groups slammed for opening the door to exploratory oil and gas drilling in protected areas.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
Right now, 20 million people live in areas where the annual average temperature is 84 degrees or hotter. In half a century that will likely be way past 1 billion people, and in an unlikely but worst-case scenario 3.5 billion…
By Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Thursday the three companies that will develop and build lunar landers, with the goal of returning astronauts to the moon by 2024, and ultimately on to Mars.
By Associated Press
Ingenuity, the name submitted by Vaneeza Rupani, was selected for the 4 pound (1.8 kilograms) solar-powered helicopter, NASA said in a statement on Wednesday.
By Andrea Thompson, Scientific American
These charts show that while progress has been made in some areas, humanity still has a major impact on the planet.
“We are all interconnected,” the famed primatologist, and a leading voice in conservation efforts, told the PBS NewsHour. “And if we don’t get that lesson from this pandemic, then maybe we never will.”…
By Michael Casey, Tammy Webber, Associated Press
Black, brown and poor communities suffer disproportionately from ongoing contamination. Deforestation, habitat loss and overfishing have wreaked havoc on global biodiversity. And the existential threat of climate change looms larger than anything that came before.
By Daria Litvinova, Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press
A U.S.-Russian crew landed safely Friday in the steppes of Kazakhstan following a stint on the International Space Station and was greeted with extra precautions due to the coronavirus.
By Dana Mackenzie, Knowable Magazine
No one knows exactly how the nocturnal hunters manage their whisper-soft flight, yet it is inspiring the design of quieter airplanes, fans and wind turbines.
By Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
The comet, known as C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS), has shown signs of falling apart, and is no longer expected to treat stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere to a spectacular show.
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