Archive for October 6th, 2017:

Mike Pence wants to see astronauts return to the Moon

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mike Pence delivers his statement in front of Space Shuttle Discovery US Vice-President Mike Pence has expressed the intention for America to send humans back to the Moon’s surface. Speaking to the National Space Council, the VP said Earth’s satellite would be a “stepping stone” to the wider exploration of

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Pesticides linked to bee deaths found in most honey samples

Image copyright Simon Rowell Image caption Three quarters of the honey samples in this study showed traces of neonicotinoids A new study has found traces of neonicotinoid chemicals in 75% of honey samples from across the world. The scientists say that the levels of the widely used pesticide are far below the maximum permitted levels

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Ivory trade to be banned in UK ‘to protect elephants’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tiny elephants carved from ivory are the type of product that would be banned under the proposals The sale and export of almost all ivory items would be banned in the UK under plans set out by the government. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a consultation to end

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