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Boeing, SpaceX human spaceflight postponed to 2019

That is why in 2010 NASA started accepting proposals from commercial companies that were making astronaut transportation systems. "This accomplished group of American astronauts, flying on new spacecraft developed by our commercial partners Boeing and SpaceX , will launch a new era of human spaceflight ", NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Humanity picks up deep space mystery signal that could be from aliens

Humanity picks up deep space mystery signal that could be from aliens Before it, there has never been an FRB picked up below 700 MHz. And the signal has even been named - well, branded - "FRB 180725A". The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment - or CHIME - detected the unusual noise known as a fast radio burst on July 25, BGR.com reported. [Full Article...]

Sask. argues carbon tax fight is 'fundamentally' about the nature of federalism

Sask. argues carbon tax fight is 'fundamentally' about the nature of federalism The government had initially planned to tax companies for emissions over 70 per cent of an industrial sector's average pollution intensity, but is easing the limit in most sectors to allow for emissions up to 80 per cent of the industrial average. [Full Article...]

OR man arrested for harassing bison after weeklong National Park tour

OR man arrested for harassing bison after weeklong National Park tour A press release from Yellowstone on Friday says that Reinke was arrested on Thursday at about 10:45 p.m.by Glacier National Park rangers. Following his release, he traveled to Yellowstone National Park. Reinke then gestures toward the woods and makes a snorting noise, similar to one a bison would make. Park officials say there have been at least four injuries at Yellowstone involving animals t... [Full Article...]

Despite changes, Moe still calls carbon tax ‘economic poison’

The federal government's updated plan favours industrial companies over energy producers and will deter oil and gas investment, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. "The federal carbon tax will have its day in court. The economy in Saskatchewan is different than the manufacturing economy in Ontario, and is different than economies of Atlantic Canada", Moe said. [Full Article...]

Earth Overshoot Day comes early this year

Other ways to address the overshoot include reducing meat consumption, developing wildlife-friendly renewable energy sources and universal access to birth control and family planning, the Center for Biological Diversity said. For the rest of the year, we're pushing Earth farther than it can go. Cutting driving by half and replacing one third of vehicle miles with public transport and the rest ... [Full Article...]

NASA reveals crews for first flights of commercial spaceships

NASA reveals crews for first flights of commercial spaceships After years of vehicle development and building anticipation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( Nasa ) has now put the crew in commercial crew spacecraft. NASA had originally expected the companies to have their spacecraft ready for missions to the International Space Station by the end of a year ago, but neither were able to meet that target. [Full Article...]

Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years The last closest approach was in 2003 when Mars was 34.6 million miles (55.7 million kilometers) from Earth "and the closest it had been in almost 60,000 years", said NASA. "It's like we're seeing full Mars". You'll be able to see Mars into the fall, but it will get smaller and smaller as its orbit takes it farther away from Earth. [Full Article...]

Boeing Starliner Test Flights Slip

Boeing Starliner Test Flights Slip NASA and Boeing announced earlier this year they were studying it, but Mulholland said August 1 no decision would be made about using the test flight in that fashion until next year. His remarks were widely reported and Boeing spokeswoman Rebecca Regan confirmed the news via email to SpacePolicyOnline.com. Also, the organization will declare the crew tasks for the foremost post-certification... [Full Article...]

Trump administration plans to lower vehicle emissions standards

In one of its most significant efforts yet to curtail policies created to address climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed freezing fuel efficiency standards at 2020 levels, removing the requirement that cars and light trucks be able to travel more than 46 miles per gallon of fuel by 2026. [Full Article...]

Arnold rips 'fake conservative' Trump over emissions proposal

Arnold rips 'fake conservative' Trump over emissions proposal Jerry Brown called the proposal "reckless". Low carbon fuel standards created to encourage the use of cleaner fuels pose dangers to drivers, the Trump administration said in proposals accessed by the Associated Press . Its analysis shows the Trump administration's new regime for vehicles would result in an additional 120m tons of carbon emissions by 2030 - the equivalent of running 30 coal-... [Full Article...]

We already used up Earth’s resources for the year. It’s August

Now we are using the equivalent of 1.7 Earths (and 2 Earths by 2030) - thanks to overfishing, overharvesting forests, and emitting more Carbon dioxide into the atmosphere (60% of humanity's ecological footprint ) than ecosystems can absorb. [Full Article...]

Blood Moon expected to be visible from Wicklow tonight

Blood Moon expected to be visible from Wicklow tonight A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the Earth's "Umbral Shadow " - the Earth's innermost shadow. The Red Planet was closer to the Earth and brighter than it has been in 15 years , making for some spectacular images. [Full Article...]

Clouds hinder Delhi’s view as skygrazers revel in ‘Blood Moon’

Clouds hinder Delhi’s view as skygrazers revel in ‘Blood Moon’ The annual weather pattern prevented people from enjoying the spectacular celestial event witnessed across several parts of the world. That happens when the sun, earth and moon all line up casting the Earth's shadow on the moon. Galgali told IANS here. "There was a footfall of almost 2,000 people for the shows today", Siddhartha Madaan, an educator with the planetarium, said. [Full Article...]

Mars Close Approach: How to view the celestial event

Mars Close Approach: How to view the celestial event Mars will still be especially bright and close tonight, so make sure to look up! Each planet has its own orbit around the sun, and takes a fixed time to complete a revolution around it. However it will be closest to Earth this Tuesday, July 31st, when the planet will be at a distance of 57.6 million kilometres - this phenomenon is called Mars Close Approach. [Full Article...]

Telescope TESS began his work in space: what to look for camera

Telescope TESS began his work in space: what to look for camera During the next couple of years, scientists believe that TESS should be able to easily locate thousands of these exoplanets in transit, with some of them capable of harboring life of some kind. "With possibly more planets than stars in our universe, I look forward to the odd, fantastic worlds we're bound to discover". The primary goal of TESS is to find exoplanets that can be characterized with ... [Full Article...]

Mars Closest to Earth in 15 Years Today

For those who want to remain in bed or just don't have the energy Monday night to go out and look up, the red planet will be visible in the night sky for the next few months. To view specific details of Mars' surface, stargazers can view the planet through a telescope. Because there is a giant dust storm that has been circling the entire planet! Whenever a planet is at Opposition, it is the cl... [Full Article...]

Giuliani: dozens more tapes of Cohen, Trump yet to be heard

Giuliani: dozens more tapes of Cohen, Trump yet to be heard After a week of revelations that suggest Michael Cohen may have turned on Donald Trump , Rudy Giuliani , the President's current lawyer, argued that Trump's former attorney wasn't credible and has "lied all his life". "Sounds to me like someone is trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam", Trump tweeted , adding: "(Taxi cabs maybe?). [Full Article...]

Here’s What You Get When a Whale and a Dolphin Mate

Here’s What You Get When a Whale and a Dolphin Mate He's believe to be the first example of cross-species lovin' between rough-toothed dolphins and melon-headed whales. The objective of the field research was to ascertain how cetaceans use the area - what populations are present, and how they communicate. [Full Article...]

EPA reverses order allowing polluting diesel truck engines

EPA reverses order allowing polluting diesel truck engines Environmental groups such as the Sierra Club filed emergency motions earlier this month to challenge the EPA's proposed rollback and cited multiple studies that showed the harmful pollution created by the trucks. In response, the EPA issued a regulatory proposal last November to reconsider the glider kit restrictions. The other was done by the EPA, but Fitzgerald and others raised concerns ... [Full Article...]


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