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Inmarsat rides SpaceX Falcon into orbit

Inmarsat rides SpaceX Falcon into orbit

Image copyright SpaceX Image caption An evening launch for the Falcon rocket and its Inmarsat passenger Inmarsat, the UK’s biggest space company, has boosted its global broadband network with the launch of a fourth high-frequency satellite. The I-5 F4, which will service the voice, video and data needs of remote and on-the-move customers, was taken […]

Dinosaur asteroid hit ‘worst possible place’

Dinosaur asteroid hit ‘worst possible place’

Image copyright BARCROFT PRODUCTIONS/BBC Image caption Artwork: The impact hit with the energy equivalent to 10 billion Hiroshima bombs Scientists who drilled into the impact crater associated with the demise of the dinosaurs summarise their findings so far in a BBC Two documentary on Monday. The researchers recovered rocks from under the Gulf of Mexico […]

Lack of dust makes China’s air pollution much worse

Lack of dust makes China’s air pollution much worse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Studies suggest that the deaths of 1.6 million people a year in China are linked to air quality Airborne dust is normally seen as an environmental problem, but the lack of it is making air pollution over China considerably worse. A new study suggests less dust means more solar […]

Lack of dust makes China’s air pollution much worse

Lack of dust makes China’s air pollution much worse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Studies suggest that the deaths of 1.6 million people a year in China are linked to air quality Airborne dust is normally seen as an environmental problem, but the lack of it is making air pollution over China considerably worse. A new study suggests less dust means more solar […]

Lack of dust makes China’s air pollution much worse

Lack of dust makes China’s air pollution much worse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Studies suggest that the deaths of 1.6 million people a year in China are linked to air quality Airborne dust is normally seen as an environmental problem, but the lack of it is making air pollution over China considerably worse. A new study suggests less dust means more solar […]

Lack of dust makes China’s air pollution much worse

Lack of dust makes China’s air pollution much worse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Studies suggest that the deaths of 1.6 million people a year in China are linked to air quality Airborne dust is normally seen as an environmental problem, but the lack of it is making air pollution over China considerably worse. A new study suggests less dust means more solar […]

Arctic summit: Trump to make ‘right decision for the US’ on climate

Arctic summit: Trump to make ‘right decision for the US’ on climate

Media captionThe BBC’s James Cook explains why the Arctic Circle summit in Alaska matters The US will consider its interests first as it reviews its climate change policy, the secretary of state says. Rex Tillerson told a meeting of the eight Arctic nations in Alaska that the US would not rush to make a decision […]

Buddha’s birthplace faces serious air pollution threat

Buddha’s birthplace faces serious air pollution threat

Image caption Monks put on masks to protect themselves from pollution in Lumbini The historic site of Buddha’s birthplace in Nepal faces a serious threat from air pollution, scientists and officials have warned. Recent data collected from air quality monitoring stations in five places across the country show Lumbini is highly polluted. The warnings have […]

Identity of famous baby dinosaur fossil revealed

Identity of famous baby dinosaur fossil revealed

Image copyright Illustration by Zhao Chuang Image caption Reconstruction of the dinosaur incubating its eggs The fossil of a baby dinosaur discovered in China more than 25 years ago has formally been identified as a new species of feathered dinosaur. The hatchling, dubbed Baby Louie, was found within a nest of dinosaur eggs. Palaeontologists have […]

Climate talks cool on idea of accommodating the US

Climate talks cool on idea of accommodating the US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Reports suggest that Ivanka Trump will head a review of the US role in the Paris climate agreement Participants in UN climate talks have expressed reservations about making changes to the Paris climate agreement just to keep the US in the treaty. Speculation has increased that President Trump may […]