Astronomers will use 28 giant radio telescopes in an unprecedented hunt for alien civilizations. The project is a collaboration between the SETI Institute and the Very Large Array observatory in New Mexico.
Without urgent action to protect nature, warns the World Wildlife Fund, the worldwide impact of coastal erosion, species loss, and the decline of natural assets from forests to fisheries could cost a total of almost £8tn over the next 30 years.
Vast swarms of desert locusts are tearing through the Horn of Africa and south Asia, devouring crops and threatening food supplies and livelihoods. It’s the worst infestation in a quarter of a century. How did it get so bad?
NASA astronaut Christina Koch has completed the longest-ever single spaceflight by a woman. The Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Koch parachuted down to the grasslands of Kazakhstan. She spent 328 days on the International Space Station.
Glaciologists have described Thwaites as the “most important” glacier in the world, the “riskiest” glacier, even the “doomsday” glacier. An international team is trying to understand why it is changing so rapidly.
Global demand for lithium is expected to triple in six years. But mining companies are increasingly coming into conflict with indigenous communities who are worried about the future of their ecosystems.
The planting of 100 million trees a year in the U.K. to tackle the climate emergency could be paid for by new carbon levies on oil companies and airlines, the government’s official climate adviser has proposed.
Was it the asteroid or colossal volcanism that initiated the demise of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago? New research indicates there is a mismatch in both the effect and timing of the volcanism’s influence.