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House Democrats unveil more ‘realistic’ climate change plan

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of U.S. House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a climate change plan they said featured a “more realistic” goal to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 rather than by 2030 as envisioned under the Green New Deal introduced early this year. FILE PHOTO: An iceberg floats in Andvord Bay, Read More

The Milky Way went cannibal and absorbed another galaxy when it was young

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A stunning new image has revealed that our Milky Way had something of a sinister side in its youth as it gobbled up a smaller dwarf galaxy 10 billion years ago. Scientists from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) have created a new cosmic picture of the Milky Way galaxy which shows its origins, Read More

Greta Thunberg to French MPs: you can ignore children, not scientists

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PARIS (Reuters) – Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Tuesday it was ok for some members of the French parliament to ignore her and other children’s warnings about global warming but she implored them to listen to scientists. Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg delivers a speech during a debate with French parliament members at Read More

China offers to jointly explore Moon with India, hails successful Chandrayaan-2 mission launch

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Just a day after India successfully launched its Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission, Beijing says it is ready to team up with New Delhi to explore Earth’s natural satellite, possibly offering a way to mend ties with its rival neighbor. China welcomes the start of India’s flagship Chandrayaan-2 mission, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chungying told a press Read More

Drug-resistant malaria strains spread through south east Asia

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Strains of drug-resistant malaria are becoming more dominant in Vietnam, Laos and northern Thailand after spreading rapidly from Cambodia. Malaria is caused by parasites which are carried by mosquitoes and spread through their blood-sucking bites. And scientists have discovered a growing number of cases where the parasite has mutated making it resistant to drugs. “We Read More

Ballistic missile fears as Kim Jong Un inspects newly built submarine

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Kim Jong Un has been pictured inspecting a newly built submarine – sparking fears that North Korea is continuing to develop its ballistic missile programme. Photographs published by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) purportedly showed Mr Kim inspecting the combat weapon systems of the new submarine, which is said to have been built under Read More

Singapore seizes ivory from nearly 300 elephants in record haul

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore said on Tuesday it had seized 8.8 tonnes of elephant ivory, a record haul by authorities in the city-state, which conservation groups say is a transit point for the illegal wildlife trade. Pangolin scales and elephant ivory that were seized by Singapore’s National Parks Board, Customs and Immigration and Checkpoints Authority Read More

French MPs call for boycott of address by environmentalist ‘apocalyptic guru’ Greta Thunberg

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With 16-year old Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg set to address the French parliament, a group of MPs have vowed to boycott the doomsday speech by the person they called an “apocalyptic guru” and “prophetess in shorts.” Invited to the session by an environmental caucus called Accellerons– formed to fight what its members call “the climate Read More

India successfully launches Chandrayaan 2 rover mission to Moon’s South Pole

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India’s space agency has successfully launched a lunar mission after the first was rescheduled due to a technical glitch. It is set to land on the Moon’s South Pole in the hope of making some groundbreaking discoveries. Chandrayaan-2 lifted off on Monday at the Satish Dhawan Space Center, located several miles inland from the Bay Read More

Funds managing $2 trillion urge cement makers to act on climate impact

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LONDON (Reuters) – European funds managing $2 trillion in assets called on cement companies to slash their greenhouse gas emissions on Monday, warning that a failure to do so could put their business models at risk. With the extreme weather and natural disasters associated with climate change intensifying around the world, some asset managers are Read More