Archive for December 23rd, 2017:

Curbs on plastic bottle and packaging waste sought by MPs

Image copyright Getty Images People should pay a deposit for using plastic bottles in an attempt to protect the seas from the “devastating effects” of plastic pollution, MPs say. The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) also wants free public drinking water fountains. And it says firms using plastic packaging should pay more for

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Bruce McCandless, who made first untethered space flight, dies at 80

Media captionNasa’s Bruce McCandless: ‘Quite comfortable flying around’ Bruce McCandless, who was captured in a stunning photograph in 1984 as he made the first untethered flight in space, has died aged 80, Nasa said. With a jetpack, McCandless travelled 100m (328ft) from the Space Shuttle. “That may have been one small step for Neil, but

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‘World’s ugliest pig’ caught on camera

Media captionIt had been feared the Javan warty pig had become extinct Scientists have captured the first footage in the wild of one of the world’s rarest – and ugliest – pigs. The Javan warty pig is under such threat from hunting and habitat loss that conservationists surveying its habitat believed it might already have

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