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Large exoplanet may have right conditions for life, say scientists

The online publication mentioned above notes that a team of researchers in the United Kingdom describe in The Astrophysical Journal Letters the way in which they were able to calculate a range of possible atmospheres for the planet, "based on its mass, size, and previously measured spectra of light that passed from K2-18b's star through its atmosphere".

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UK court blocks Heathrow expansion over climate concerns

Campaigners won a court ruling Thursday to block the plan for a third runway at Heathrow Airport on environmental grounds, setting the stage for a new fight over whether to make Europe's biggest airport even bigger. "We should all be alarmed that the government is so unwilling to defend people from climate change that we rely on the courts - and fearless campaigners - to oppose the Tories' illegal and destructive policies".

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California bracing for spread of coronavirus

In a press conference on Thursday, Governor Gavin Newsom gave an update on the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak as it continues to spread. "In case things get a little insane, we didn't want to be the last ones". The new case brings the total number of coronavirus cases in the United States to 15.

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Possible New 'Mini-Moon' Detected in Orbit Around Earth

According to an orbital model by amateur astrophysicist and San Francisco high school physics teacher Tony Dunn , the potential minimoon has likely been trapped by Earth's gravity for about three years now and could make its exit in April 2020, resuming its regularly scheduled journey around the sun.

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China Bans Trade, Consumption of Wild Animals to Counter Virus

China has banned people from selling, buying and eating wild animals amid the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus COVID-19, which has been linked to a wholesale food market in the central city of Wuhan, Hubei province. The proposal noted there are more than 2,000 species of protected wildlife in China. Earlier, during the outbreak of SARS virus in the year 2002-2003, the trade of wild animals was banned.

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Notley says Kenney's polarizing environmental approach killed Teck mine

The company said it will take a $1.13 billion write down on the Frontier project in northern Alberta. Teck Resources announced on February 23rd that it is pulling the plug on its Frontier mine project. He added: "I think here in Alberta we can point the way forward because we understand in Alberta that poverty is not the path to reconciliation". At the height of the OPEC oil disaster, when costs were being perilously significant (really contrary to nowadays), Lougheed produced Alberta ...


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