Archive for August 21st, 2017:

Chile rejects iron mine to protect penguins

Image copyright AFP Image caption Humboldt penguins,are native to Chile and Peru The Chilean government has rejected plans for a billion-dollar mining project because it would disrupt sea life, including endangered penguins. A Chilean company, Andes Iron, had wanted to extract millions of tons of iron in the northern Coquimbo region as well as building

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RRS Sir David Attenborough’s stern on the move

Image copyright BAS Image caption Block 10 will be added after the engines have been installed A section of the UK’s new polar research ship will get an early taste of the sea this week. The rearmost portion of the Sir David Attenborough’s stern is being moved from its production yard on Tyneside to Birkenhead

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Solar eclipse 2017: Americans gaze at sky spectacular

Media captionWatch: The US witnesses the ‘diamond ring’ effect A total solar eclipse has wowed the US. A huge shadow cast by the Moon as it passed in front of the Sun swept across the nation, from Oregon in the west to South Carolina in the east. Millions of people moved to get into the

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