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European Union aims to increase 2030 carbon reduction target to 45%

A first informal agreement reached on Tuesday night by Parliament and Council negotiators sets a 32.5% energy efficiency headline target at European Union level...


SpaceX lands $130-million Falcon Heavy deal for US Air Force

SpaceX and its Falcon Heavy rocket have won a $130-million launch contract with the US Air Force, TechCrunch reported . It's not immediately clear what role...


Volvo plans 25 per cent recycled plastics in cars by 2025

However, many recycled plastics materials are already making it into automotive manufacture - some even in high-pressure under-the-hood applications. Many big...


Colorado Will Adopt California's Stricter Air Pollution Rules, Resisting Trump

California and the other states say any attempt by the administration to block them from keeping the Obama-era targets would be illegal. "Every move we make to ...


Explosive volcanoes spawned mysterious Mars rock formations

In addition to spraying enough hot ash to form the largest known explosive volcanic deposit in our solar system, the researchers believe that the volcano that m...


Invasive plant can cause severe burns, blindness

Also, be aware that a toxic reaction can start as soon as 15 minutes after having contact with the plant. It can be identified by a large compound umbel of wh...


Global Recycled PE Market 2018- Luxus, CeDo, Envision Plastics Industries, APR2 Plast

To gain better vision, insights, assets of the PA66 Engineering Plastics market segments, the report helps key vendors , PA66 Engineering Plastics manufacture...


Scientists discover world’s first known manta ray nursery

Working with marine sanctuary personnel, Stewart and his colleagues examined the data from 25 years of immersion log and photo identification compiled by sanctu...


Red planet Mars gets closer to Earth after 15 years

Every 15 or 17 years, opposition occurs within a few weeks of Mars' perihelion - the point in its orbit when it is closest to the Sun. Now, if Earth and Mar...


Trump directs creation of 'space force' as sixth branch of military

The military deemed space a critical war-fighting domain, creating the Colorado-based Air Force Space Command in 1982. For the President, the establishmen...


Brooklyn coastal neighborhoods face biweekly flooding in decades to come

The states with the most at-risk homes are, in order, Florida , New Jersey and NY. The flooding could lead to an economic crisis with water-logged homes s...


Disclosed the mystery of the "intermittent day" on Venus

Venus, despite the almost worldly dimensions and chemical composition, is among one of the most unusual planets in the Solar system. In this regard, a new study...


World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

The female orangutan was euthanized due to what veterinarians said were age-related complications affecting her quality of life, Perth Zoo said in a statement ...


Weed that can cause blindness found in Virginia

More alarmingly, if the sap gets into a person's eyes, there is the potential for blindness, according to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation...


Stephen Hawking's ashes to be buried in Westminster Abbey

Hawking was interred beneath a stone inscribed: "Here lies what was mortal of Stephen Hawking " - an English translation of the Latin words on the nearby grav...


99 million-year-old frog found encased in amber

Because it's so young, and only partial, numerous skeletal characteristics herpetologists use to determine how a frog is related to other frogs are either not y...


Trillions of tons of melting ice in Antarctica raising sea levels

Looking closer, the rapid, recent changes are nearly entirely driven by the West Antarctic ice sheet, which scientists have long viewed as an Achilles' heel. Ea...


NASA loses contact with Opportunity rover in Martian dust storm

NASA has three orbiters circling the Red Planet, each equipped with special cameras and other atmospheric instruments. Flight controllers tried to contact Op...


Astronomers see distant eruption as black hole destroys star

This is the first time astronomers have directly imaged the formation and evolution of such a jet from a black hole. Their theory proved to be right after yea...


Farmers, Ethanol Producers Rally During EPA Chief's Visit

Virginia Canter, executive branch ethics counsel for the public watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said in an interview that...