Archive for March 21st, 2017:

Spaceport protest delays rocket launch in French Guiana

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Ariana 5 rocket during a previous launch The launch of a French rocket from a space centre in French Guiana has been delayed after workers erected barricades as part of a labour dispute. The Ariana 5 rocket was due to take a South Korean satellite and a Brazilian satellite

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‘Step change’ needed to create more woodland

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption MPs are calling for greater protection for ancient woodland, including an inventory The amount of new woodland created in England last year amounts to under 700 hectares, an area little bigger than London’s Olympic Park. This falls far short of yearly targets needed to plant 11 million trees by

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‘Extreme and unusual’ climate trends continue after record 2016

Image copyright NOAA Image caption This map shows the global temperature departures from the long-term average in January this year In the atmosphere, the seas and around the poles, climate change is reaching disturbing new levels across the Earth. That’s according to a detailed global analysis from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It says that

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