Out of this world! Satellites launch to fight climate change

The UK Space Agency has provided £15m to UK-based companies to develop satellites that tackle climate change and protect wildlife

Scientists develop tech to transform Mars’ salty water into fuel and oxygen

The system creates hydrogen which could be used to fuel the astronauts’ trip home

NASA: Global nitrogen dioxide emissions plummeted by 20% during Covid-19 lockdowns

In almost 50 out of 61 city centres, nitrogen dioxide reductions were between 20% and 60% since the pandemic began, according to a new report

NASA inks new agreement with US Department of Energy

They will continue to work together on scientific discoveries, including the development of nuclear power and propulsion systems for the Moon and Mars

Celestial supercharge! NASA broadcasts spacewalks for space station’s energy upgrades

Astronauts will replace ageing nickel-hydrogen batteries with new lithium-ion batteries

Climate change: Scientists say last decade was warmest on record

They found the Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern record-keeping began in 1880

Australian bushfire emissions since August reach 250 million tonnes

This is almost half of the country’s entire annual greenhouse gas emissions in 2018

NASA unveils experimental all-electric aircraft

The new plane takes the form of an altered Tecnam P2006T, with the original aircraft’s combustion engines having been replaced with electric cruise motors

NASA detects huge carbon monoxide plume from Amazon rainforests

Carbon monoxide is a pollutant that can persist in the atmosphere for about a month and has implications for both air pollution and climate change

NASA and UN team up for environmental data collection and use

They aim to promote and implement the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) programme