Archive for May 5th, 2017:

Antarctic iceberg crack develops fork

The crack in the Larsen C Ice Shelf that looks set to spawn a giant berg has suddenly forked. Satellite imagery of the 180km-long fissure acquired in recent days shows a clear branching behaviour at its tip. Quite what this means for the future evolution of the crack and the putative 5,000-sq-km berg remains to

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India launches ‘invaluable’ South Asia satellite

Image copyright ISRO Image caption Indian space agency’s trusted GSLV rocket carried the satellite into space India has successfully launched a new communications satellite for South Asia from Sriharikota space centre. The satellite, funded entirely by India, is aimed at helping regional countries boost their telecommunication and broadcasting services. Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal

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Air quality: Diesel scrappage scheme being considered

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The increase in diesel cars in the UK has caused levels of NO2 to rise rapidly The government’s draft clean air plan has been dismissed as “toothless” and “weak” by critics. Under the proposals to tackle dirty air, some drivers of older cars could be paid to move to

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