NASA: ‘2021 sixth warmest year ever’

A new report from the space agency has revealed that 8/10 of the warmest years in Earth’s history have occurred in the last decade

Mobile phone signal in stratosphere: strong!

A solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle built by Airbus has delivered broadband down to Earth

COP26: Jeff Bezos says seeing space changed his views on Earth

He claims his voyage into the final frontier has led to him understanding the fragility of Earth and led to his pledge of $2bn to land restoration in Africa

‘Climate change is making the Earth darker’

A new study has found that clouds are reflecting less sunlight as the oceans warm, pushing more energy into the planet’s climate system

Worldwide collaboration will stop ocean plastic pollution from tripling

A new report claims that if the world work together on curbing plastic waste, more than 80% of pollution to Earth’s oceans could be prevented

Airbus secures ‘climate change space contract’ to help protect Earth

The new contract will enable climate scientists to better compare and calibrate data from satellites and allow much more accurate forecasts and analysis to be made

Airbus to develop thermal instrument to support Franco-Indian climate satellite

Observations from the new satellite are expected to enhance the understanding of the water cycle and better define the impacts of climate change

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One million plant and animal species ‘now at threat of extinction’

A new report says suggests human behaviours means many of these organisms could die out within decades

New infrared detectors to track global pollutants from space

First flight of the forecasting device is scheduled for 2022

Resource extraction
Global resource extraction ‘has more than tripled since 1970’

UN Environment says the annual extraction of materials grew from 27 billion tonnes to 92 billion tonnes over the period