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March 18, 2021

How much it would cost to build the first house on the Moon? According to a report by a UK-based price comparison website, it would take £44.52 million—$61.87 million—to purchase the first house on the Moon. It’s a calculation involving building and transportation costs, controversial land licenses and the average property markup, which Money.co.uk reports equates to a monthly “Moon mortgage” repayment of around £234,262—about $325,645—paid over 25 years.

March 14, 2021

International Rivers Day 2021: This year we are celebrating ‘Rights of Rivers. International Day of Action for Rivers is observed every year on March 14. This year, it is the 24th edition of the International Day of Action for Rivers. It is a day dedicated to save, celebrate and make people around us aware about our life-giving source of water. Solidarity is important and people must be committed to river management, across borders, if rivers have to be protected and used for economic purposes.

February 24, 2021

Gennady Matishov, an Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), research supervisor of the Southern Scientific Centre of the RAS warned the Russian people about the onset of a little ice age instead of the expected global warming. G. Matishov said that four years ago he had visited at the North Pole. "You stand there at the end of August - and what you see around are all ice blocks, snow, polar bears - and think: "It would be good to gather here the supporters of global warming for at least for one day," he recalled.

February 19, 2021

With his decree the President of the RF V. Putin (The Presidential Decree No 76 dated 08.02.2021 “On the measures of implementation of the state scientific-technical policy in the ecological development of the Russian Federation and the climatic changes”) instructed the authorities to develop the Federal scientific-technical policy in the ecological development and climatic changes for 2021-2030.

The Program shall provide for the creation of science-driven technological solutions aimed at:

- ensuring environmental safety, improving the state of the environment;

February 11, 2021

Oil major Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday outlined the details of its near-term and long-term plans to transition to cleaner energy, saying its oil production and total carbon emissions have already peaked.

The announcement comes at a time when the oil and gas industry is under immense pressure to dramatically speed up its plans to pivot away from fossil fuels, amid deep concern about the effects of the climate emergency.

February 2, 2021

This year’s theme for World Wetlands Day ‘Wetlands and Water,’ highlights the importance of wetlands as a source of freshwater and encourages action to restore them and stop their loss. This is especially important as we mark the UN Decades of Ocean Science and Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).

January 28, 2021

Biden suspends oil and gas leasing in slew of executive actions on climate change. President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed a series of executive orders that prioritize climate change across all levels of government and put the U.S. on track to curb planet-warming carbon emissions.

Biden’s orders direct the secretary of the Interior Department to halt new oil and natural gas leases on public lands and waters, and begin a thorough review of existing permits for fossil fuel development.

January 27, 2021

NASA’s Artemis Base Camp on the Moon Will Need Light, Water, Elevation

American astronauts in 2024 will take their first steps near the Moon’s South Pole: the land of extreme light, extreme darkness, and frozen water that could fuel NASA’s Artemis lunar base and the agency’s leap into deep space.

January 26, 2021

Earth lost a record 28 TRILLION tonnes of ice between 1994 and 2017 — equivalent to a sheet over 300 feet thick covering the whole of the UK

Experts from the University of Leeds surveyed global ice loss using satellite data. They found the annual rate of ice melt has increased by 65 per cent since 1994. Increases have been mainly driven by losses from the polar ice sheets, they said Melting ice raises sea levels across the globe, threatening people and wildlife.

January 23, 2021

Cloud technologies. Bill Gates decided to change the climate

The American billionaire and founder of Microsoft is omnipresent. He turned to resemble the hero of his namesake Bill Murray from the movie "Groundhog Day", who, having got himself into a time loop, learned a lot of skills: learned to play the piano and carve ice sculptures, mastered the French language and medical skills, and on top of that he managed to rescue people at intervals.

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