Archive for August 31st, 2017:

Brazil court blocks Amazon mining decree

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The reserve was created in 1984 by the then-military government A Brazilian court has suspended a government decree that would open up a vast natural reserve in the Amazon to commercial mining. The area covers 46,000 sq km (17,800 sq miles) and is thought to be rich in gold,

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Cassini hints at young age for Saturn’s rings

Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI Image caption Cassini has been trying to weigh the rings The spectacular rings of Saturn may be relatively young, perhaps just 100 million years or so old. This is the early interpretation of data gathered by the Cassini spacecraft on its final orbits of the giant world. If confirmed, it means we

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