Archive for October 24th, 2016:

UN Habitat III summit aims to shape future urban living

Image copyright UN Habitat Image caption As urban areas continue to expand, most of the growth is unplanned and unregulated UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on city leaders to make “tough decisions” in order to provide safe and sustainable cities in the future. Mr Ban made his remarks in an address at the

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Schiaparelli: Mars probe ‘crash site identified’

Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Image caption The dark patch and white spot magnified on the right are likely the impact site and parachute The gouge in the ground probably made by Europe’s Schiaparelli probe as it hit the surface of Mars on Wednesday has been imaged by a US satellite. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has

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CO2 levels mark ‘new era’ in the world’s changing climate

Image copyright NASA Image caption A depiction of the global sources of CO2 which are dominated by the US, China and Europe Levels of CO2 in the atmosphere have surged past an important threshold and may not dip below it for “many generations”. The 400 parts per million benchmark was broken globally for the first

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