Archive for March 25th, 2017:

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

Image copyright Reuters The Trump administration has issued a permit to energy company TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The State Department said it had found the project, which was blocked by former US President Barack Obama, to be in the US national interest. The 1,180 mile (1,900km) pipeline will carry tar sands oil

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‘Devastating’ coral loss in South China Sea

Image copyright Thomas DeCarlo Image caption Coral bleaching at the Dongsha Atoll Scientists are warning of another “devastating” loss of coral due to a spike in sea temperatures. They say 40% of coral has died at the Dongsha Atoll in the South China Sea. Nothing as severe has happened on Dongsha for at least 40

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Bloodhound supersonic car record bid slips again

Image copyright BLOODHOUND SSC Image caption Bloodhound will do tie-down tests and low-speed runs in 2017 The British-led effort to break the World Land Speed Record is going to slip again – to 2018. The Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car was supposed to go racing later this year, to try to raise the current mark of 763mph

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