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India vies for elite role in space with Mars trip

India vies for elite role in space with Mars trip

Nov 04, – India is aiming to join the world’s deep-space pioneers with a journey to Mars that it hopes will showcase its technological ability to explore the solar system while seeking solutions for everyday problems on Earth. With a Tuesday launch planned for Mangalyaan, which means “Mars craft” in Hindi, India will attempt to […]

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Antarctic ozone hole slightly smaller than average

Antarctic ozone hole slightly smaller than average

The hole in Earth’s protective ozone layer in Antarctica this year was slightly smaller than average in recent decades, US space agency NASA said. The average size of the hole was 21 million sq km in September-October 2013, while the average size measured since the mid-1990s was 22.5 million sq km, reported Xinhua Friday citing […]

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Wood fires and diesel cars pose pollution threat

Wood fires and diesel cars pose pollution threat

Oct 15, – European regulators are expected to propose a tightening of EU limits on microscopic particles known as particulate matter (PM) and other pollutants, with legislative proposals due before the end of the year. While emissions of some pollutants have declined sharply in Europe in recent decades, more diesel cars and a rise in […]

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from California

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from California

Sep 30, – The 22-story rocket, built and flown by Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, soared off a newly refurbished, leased launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Station at noon (1600 GMT). An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Sunday to test upgrades before commercial satellite launch services begin later this year. […]

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UN Climate chief: World in ‘new danger zone’ CO2 recorded 400 ppm

UN Climate chief: World in ‘new danger zone’ CO2 recorded 400 ppm

May 13, AP – When it breached the CO2 threshold of 400 parts per million (ppm) last week, the world “crossed an historic threshold and entered a new danger zone,” Christiana Figueres said in a statement urging policy action. The world has entered a “new danger zone” with levels of Earth-warming carbon dioxide in the […]

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Climate Milestone- Carbon dioxide hits highest level in human history Level Passes 400 ppm

Climate Milestone- Carbon dioxide hits highest level in human history Level Passes 400 ppm

May 11, AP – The last time the concentration of Earth’s main greenhouse gas reached this mark, horses and camels lived in the high Arctic. Seas were at least 30 feet higher—at a level that today would inundate major cities around the world. An instrument near the summit of Mauna Loa in Hawaii has recorded a […]

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