Vancouver-based Teck Resources has withdrawn its application to build a massive oilsands project in northern Alberta. The federal government was slated to make a decision on whether to approve the $20.6-billion, 260,000-barrel-per-day project next week.
New study shows “the damage humanity is inflicting on nature can also fuel violence against women around the world — a link that has so far been largely overlooked,” said Grethel Aguilar of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Scientists say they have seen a remarkable collection of blue whales in the coastal waters around the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. Their 23-day survey counted 55 animals – a total that is unprecedented in the decades since commercial whaling ended.
Ocean-going ships could be powered by ammonia in ships’ engines in place of polluting diesel. Ammonia burns without CO2 emissions. The creation of the ammonia itself creates substantial CO2, but a report says technology can solve this problem.
Early analysis suggests the specimen is more than 70,000 years old. While the sex has yet to be determined, the discovery has relatively worn teeth, suggesting the individual was a “middle- to older-aged adult”.
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.