The EU at COP15: The Ultimate Extension of a Global Deal to Stop and Reverse Biodiversity Loss, for People and Planet – The European Sting – Critical News and Insights on European Policy, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology

(credit: Unsplash) This article is brought to you in cooperation with the European Commission. Today, the United Nations Conference on Biodiversity, COP15, begins in Montreal. From 7 to 19 December, countries will aim to reach a global agreement to protect nature and the planet with long-term targets by 2050 and milestones for 2030. The Commission, … Read more

UN chief says ‘there is no planet B’ as the World Biodiversity Summit kicks off

Campaigners say this is our last chance to combat rampant species loss and adopt a solid framework for wildlife protection. On the day nearly two weeks before negotiations begin at the United Nations Biodiversity Summit, campaigners warned Tuesday that talks taking place this month in Montreal may provide humanity with its last chance to alleviate … Read more

Construction has begun on the largest radio observatory in Earth’s history – one that could reveal early signs of life in the universe

SKA locations in Australia and South Africa at night. Credit: SKAO Construction of the world’s largest radio astronomy facility, the Square Kilometer Array Observatory (SKAO), began on December 4. The observatory is a global project that has been in the making for 30 years. With two huge telescopes, one (low frequency) in Australia and one … Read more

The UAE Space Agency signs a memorandum of understanding with the Philippine Space Agency

The UAE and the Philippines will cooperate to support space education, through student and graduate exchange programs. The MoU was signed by Salem Butti Salem Al Qubaisi, Director General of the Space Agency, and Joel Joseph Marciano Jr., Director General of the Philippine Space Agency. Image courtesy: UAE Government Media Office The UAE Space Agency … Read more

editorial | Let’s keep an open dialogue about how to protect satellites in orbit

The conflict in Ukraine has highlighted political uncertainty regarding the options available to the United States to protect commercial satellites The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs estimated that there are at least 8261 satellites orbiting the Earth. these assets, worth two trillion dollars, Empowering our national security, economy and civil society. Such as … Read more

Are We Alone in the Universe?: Work Begins in Western Australia on the World’s Most Powerful Radio Telescope | Astronomy

The construction of the world’s largest radio astronomy observatory, Square Kilometer Array, has officially begun in Australia after three decades of development. A massive international government effort, the SKA has been hailed as one of the largest science projects of this century. It will enable scientists to trace back to early in the history of … Read more

A gas giant exoplanet twice as massive as Earth has been discovered: ScienceAlert

A newly weighed exoplanet has left astronomers baffled. After taking measurements of a very small, Jupiter-sized exoplanet called HD-114082b, scientists found that its characteristics didn’t quite match either of the two popular models of gas giant planet formation. Simply put, it’s just too heavy for its age. “Compared to currently accepted models, HD-114082b has two … Read more

Life, the universe and the Christmas season

by Kara Sorbell Updated: 19 minutes ago published: 19 minutes ago Snow falls on an ornament hanging from a tree in Lynn Arie Park, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. (Loren Holmes/ADN) As the holidays approach, I get little reminders that my late grandmother had dementia before she passed. I left behind a forgotten loaf of … Read more