Archive for February 11th, 2017:

Ancient undersea landslide discovered in Australia

Image copyright James Cook University Image caption The landslide is about 30 times the size of the Uluru rock formation, also known as Ayers Rock Scientists have discovered evidence of a massive ancient undersea landslide next to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The Gloria Knolls Slide is at least 300,000 years old and 32 cubic km

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Dakota Access Pipeline: Construction completion under way

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Veterans joined activists at the site to protest against the pipeline Construction on the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline has begun and is expected to be completed within three months, its developer said. Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) was granted formal permission to proceed with laying the pipeline under a North

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New support for British spaceports

Image copyright Orbital Access Image caption Artwork: A number of companies are looking to develop low-cost air-launch systems The government is looking to push forward commercial spaceflight activity in the UK with a series of grants totalling £10m. The money is aimed at consortia that want to start launching satellites – and even people –

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