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March 3, 2022

Russian scientists have created an environmentally friendly substance, which is also safe for marine life, and dissolves the plugs that are formed from time to time in wells during gas production in the waters. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (Ministry of Education and Science of Russia).

February 28, 2022

Capitalism’s Latest Bright Idea: Privatise the Moon. The billionaire space race of the twenty-first century is in full swing.

February 22, 2022

China on Monday denied responsibility for a rocket set to slam into the Moon, after experts said the piece of space junk likely came from Beijing's lunar exploration program. Astronomers initially thought the wayward object was a chunk of a SpaceX rocket that blasted off seven years ago and was abandoned in space after completing its mission.

But it is now believed to be the booster for the Chang'e 5-T1, launched in 2014 as part of the Chinese space agency's lunar exploration program.

January 28, 2022

Highest levels of atmospheric mercury pollution now found in Amazon rainforest due to gold mining. After performing the first-ever measurement of terrestrial deposits of atmospheric methylmercury – the most toxic form of mercury – an international team of researchers found that the highest levels of atmospheric mercury pollution in the world are now found in pristine areas of the Amazonian rainforest.

December 13, 2021

Scientists Find a New Source of a Greenhouse Gas Emissions in The Siberian Permafrost

A major part of tackling the climate crisis is in understanding what's happening in Earth's atmosphere in terms of heating, cooling, and the factors playing into that. Now scientists have discovered a massive new source of nitrous oxide (N2O), one of the greenhouse gases causing our planet to warm up.

November 30, 2021

The VTB Capital” analysts assessed the cost of the climatic plan for the salvation of Russia and the carbon-neutral transition of the national economy. The authors calculated several scenarios and degrees of achieving carbon neutrality (refusing hazardous emissions and their compensation) by 2060. It was President Vladimir Putin, who put such a purpose earlier on.

November 1, 2021

Politician suggests bombing erupting La Palma volcano to stop lava flow

The volcano has been erupting for 42 days, and shows no signs of stopping.

Bombing the sizzling lava flows of La Palma's still-erupting volcano may be the only way to prevent the destruction the molten rivers are causing, a Spanish politician has suggested. Bombing runs could be used, according to its advocate, to redirect the deadly lava from flowing into populated areas.

October 30, 2021

Code of Ethics for Artificial Intelligence: the choice is up to humans

October 5, 2021

New research into metal-rich asteroids reveals information about the origins and compositions of these rare bodies that could one day be mined.

Metal-rich near-Earth asteroids, or NEAs, are rare, but their presence provides the intriguing possibility that iron, nickel and cobalt could someday be mined for use on Earth or in Space.

New research, published in the Planetary Science Journal, investigated two metal-rich asteroids in our own cosmic backyard to learn more about their origins, compositions and relationships with meteorites found on Earth.

October 4, 2021

An international team of climatologists, anthropologists, paleontologists, and ecologists has stated that if the average temperature doesn’t stop rising until the year 2500, the Earth may become unfit for human life. In their work, they considered three possible scenarios, in the worst of which the regions that have long been centers of culture and species development will become barren.

They also presented illustrations that show how life will change under different scenarios in three regions: the Amazon, India, and the Midwest.

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