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PH to mark Earth Day as Paris deal takes effect

CLIMATE REALITY. Senator Loren Legarda, Senate committee on climate change, on Friday, April 21, holds a press conference in the Senate with advocates from The Climate Reality Project. MANILA, Philippines – The Paris Agreement on Climate Change … Paris Agreement: American farmers urge Trump to stay in climate deal, after environment chief says US should exitInternational Business Times, India Edition Why the US should stay in the Paris climate agreementThe Boston Globe The Climate Post: EPA Administrator Says United States Should Exit Paris AgreementHuffington Post .


Watch: New robot prances like a cheetah

If you were planning to run away when the robot uprising begins, it’s time to come up with a new plan. A Dutch researcher has developed a robot that mimics the way a cheetah moves. Geert Folkertsma of the University of Twente says the current … Video: Watch a Robot Cheetah Mimic the Movements of the Real ThingElectronics360 Robotic ‘cheetah’ might not look like the animal but borrows its mechanicsDigital Trends Researchers Create Robotic CheetahECNmag.com GeekReply (press release) (blog)


Two-man crew reaches space station – Sky News Australia

A scaled-down, two-man US-Russian crew has arrived at the International Space Station, six hours after blasting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying Jack Fischer, 43, and Fyodor Yurchikhin, 58, lifted off … American, Russian cheered as they reach Intl Space StationNew Zealand Herald [ April 20, 2017 ] Two fresh crew members join space station expedition Mission ReportsSpaceflight Now Lafayette Centaurus students cheer alum Jack Fischer as he boards International Space StationBoulder Daily Camera .


Watch: Blue Whale Gulps Down Huge Krill Patch

Amazing footage captured using drones has shown how blue whales lunge-feed on krill, picking and choosing their meals. The video, captured in the Southern Ocean off the coast of New Zealand, was taken by researchers from Oregon State University. Rare blue whale footage filmed off NZ coastRadio New Zealand Blue whales’ feeding technique captured off the coast of New ZealandNew Zealand Herald Video: Rare drone footage shows why blue whales can be such picky eatersMetroNews Canada .


Deep impact: The seven terrifying ways that asteroids could wipe out life on Earth

SCIENTISTS have spelled out exactly how an asteroid could kill the people unlucky enough to be caught underneath one if — or when — it smashes into Earth. Jasper HamillThe Sun. April 21, 20176:08pm. scientists have spelled out exactly how an asteroid … Winds and shock waves top list of most hazardous asteroid effectsDeccan Chronicle Asteroid impact would rupture internal organs finds studyDaily Mail NASA’s plan for when the next asteroid strikes EarthQuartz .


Most Habitable Planets May Lack Dry Land

London: Most habitable planets may lack dry land and would be dominated by oceans spanning over 90 per cent of their surface area, scientists say. Researchers at the University of Barcelona in Spain have constructed a statistical model – based on … Another nearby planet found that may be just right for lifeSun.Star Most Habitable Earth-Like Planets May Be WaterworldsGizmodo Our say: Earth Day spurs us to take care of our homeCapitalGazette.com .


Why scientists are marching on Washington and more than 400 other cities

The March for Science is not a partisan event. But it’s political. That’s the recurring message of the organizers, who insist that this is a line the scientific community and its supporters will be able to walk. It may prove too delicate a distinction … People trust science. So why don’t they believe it?USA TODAY Here’s why thousands of scientists are (and aren’t) marching on SaturdayMashable March for Science not about Trump, organizers sayYahoo News .