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Greta Thunberg Complains That 'Nothing Has Been Done on Climate Change'

Trump said the USA would join an initiative to plant a trillion trees, but spent several minutes of his speech hailing the economic importance of the oil and ga...


Trump arrives in Davos hours before impeachment trial reopens

At a panel just before Trump arrived, Thunberg emphasized that moderate changes will not be enough to slow the impact of climate change . "Meanwhile we're go...


Malaysia sends back trash, says won’t be world’s waste bin

Malaysia has shipped 43 illegal plastic waste containers back to France as part of a crackdown on illegal trafficking of waste, the two governments said in a jo...


SpaceX successfully completes its Dragon abort test

ET (7:30 a.m. PT). The first piloted flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon astronaut taxi is likely just a few months away, now that a critical safety test is in ...


Crew Dragon Launch Escape Test

SpaceX and Boeing compete to be the first commercial company to send NASA astronauts into space later this year, but the road to manned flight has been plagued ...


Agriculture Bill "will strengthen farm gate"

It is disappointing that the bill still does not commit to helping farmers adopt nature-friendly agro-ecological farming, such as organic or environmental act...


'No doubt' climate change causing wildfires, experts say as Australia burns

Smoke from the massive bushfires in Australia will soon circle the Earth back to the nation, says Nasa . The fire threat in Australia is most acute in rural...


One million birds feared dead due to 'blob' heatwave in Pacific

Second, as waters warmed, it increased the energy requirements of larger fish like salmon and Pacific cod, that have the same prey as the murres, foot-long bird...


NASA astronauts conduct second-ever all-female spacewalk

EST when the Quest airlock on ISS was pressured again, broadcast live on NASA TV and streamed on YouTube. They accomplished those tasks, as well as a get-ahead ...


Pigeon-inspired drone bends its wings to make it more agile

Since the dawn of the aviation era, inventors have tried to build bats like birds, whose morphological blades allow faster, stricter turns and more efficient sl...


Hidden planet might be orbiting the nearest star to our sun

This neighbouring star, which is about eight times smaller than the Sun , became famous in 2016 with the discovery of an "Earth-like" planet in orbit called P...


Second all-female space walk briefly hampered by helmet issue

Koch and Meir staged the first all-female spacewalk last October 18, removing the failed BCDU and installing a replacement. Space-wandering astronauts had t...


Microsoft pledges to be 'carbon negative' by 2030

Chief executive Satya Nadella said he wanted to achieve the goal by 2050. Microsoft on Thursday set a new ambition among Fortune 500 companies in addressing...


BlackRock Hopes to Lead the Sustainable Investment Charge Against Climate Risk

BlackRock is now in the process of selling off investments in companies that generate more than 25 percent of their revenue from thermal coal production from...


'Giant, shape-shifting stars' spotted near Milky Way's black hole

In a new study, astronomers reveal that they have detected four more of these mysterious objects that closely resemble G1 and G2, and suggest that they are memb...


ADFD injects United States dollars 105m in eight renewable projects

Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia-Herzegovina Ljiljana Lovric led the delegation of BiH's at the 10th Assembly of the Interna...


NASA says 2019 was the second warmest year ever recorded

Scientists at the Met Office Hadley Centre, the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit and the UK National Centre for Atmospheric Science produce on...


SpaceX are going to test out their astronaut escape system in January

The spacecraft, Crew Dragon, will intentionally eject itself from a rocket as it blazes toward space in order to simulate how it will carry passengers to safety...


Study Says, World's Oceans Were Warmest in 2019

The effects of global warming are becoming more and more in our lives. Lijing Cheng, the paper's lead author and an associate professor at the Internati...


Australia fires: Smoke to make 'full circuit' around globe, Nasa says

However, a review of 57 scientific studies by a team of British academics concluded that global warming is leading to an increase in hot, dry weather around the...


Tiny robot frogs made from living cells 'an entirely new life-form'

The notion of having living organisms inside our body, that can possibly be programmed for malicious intent, is nerve-wracking. Such tiny robots could "heal" ...


Benefits of exercise can come in a pill one day

Researchers at the University of MI have found that a naturally occurring class of proteins, Sestrin , can greatly mimic the effects of exercise in flies and m...


Australian PM proposes high-powered inquiry into bushfires response

The poll also showed support for Morrison's ruling conservative coalition fell behind the major opposition Labor Party. The money will be targeted at threaten...


Exciting! The oldest material on Earth discovered

It's been revealed that experts who are analyzing a meteorite have managed to discover the oldest material that's known to exist on our planet. "Despite havin...


Stardust from meteorite is oldest 'stuff' ever found

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . Though the universe abounds with floating stardust, no presolar grains have ever been found in Earth...


United States sends more firefighters to help battle Australia blazes

Protesters in Sydney on Friday. He said his government accepted that climate change was leading to longer, hotter and drier summers, despite junior governme...


17-year-old NASA intern discovers rare new planet

TESS contains four individual cameras that search for drops in light levels. This may be linked to planetary movements. This allows TESS to infer the presence ...


NASA hosts the first Astronaut Graduation Ceremony, Eyeing Moon

With this, all the space agency's future missions have been selected for Moon and Mars. Speaking to AFP after graduating in NASA's latest cohort, the 36-year-...


Firefighter dies as Australia works on long-term battle plan

The tragedy claimed at least 27 lives in a crisis that has seen more than 2,000 homes destroyed and scorched in an area larger than the state of in since Septem...


Experts say source of newly identified virus in China must be found

Though Chinese researchers have ruled out SARS in the recent outbreak - as well as bird flu, adenovirus and other common respiratory infections - the World ...