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Protected regions now cover an area five times the size of the United States

Protected regions now cover an area five times the size of the United States

A surge in the creation of marine and terrestrial nature reserves has brought humankind closer to its goal of creating protected nature refuges on 17 percent of the world’s land and 10 percent of oceans by 2020, according to the UN’s Protected …Continue reading

Astronomers detect light from Universe’s earliest stars

Scientists from the United States have discovered a signal from the first stars to have emerged in the early universe about 180-million years after the Big Bang. This discovery, published in the international journal Nature, was made using a small radio telescope …Continue reading

Oil, Gas Industry Biggest Contributor to Rise in Atmospheric Methane, NASA Study Confirms

The bulk of the recent rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is linked to emissions from the oil and gas industry, a new study led by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists suggests. Methane emissions in the atmosphere …Continue reading

Astronomers Discover ‘Monster’ Planet Orbiting Dwarf Star

A group of astronomers has recently discovered the existence of a giant planet revolving around a small companion star. This find challenges a key theory regarding planet formation, according to which a planet of this size could not be formed by such …Continue reading

The Seven Most Extreme Planets Ever Discovered

Scientists recently discovered the hottest planet ever found – with a surface temperature greater than some stars. As the hunt for planets outside our own solar system continues, we have discovered many other worlds with extreme features. And the ongoing exploration of our own …Continue reading