Environmental Justice Foundation Many people visualize marine litter as unsightly plastic debris in the form of bottles, caps, plastic bags and other waste drifting in huge gyres in the oceans.
Rights11 May 2020Ultimately, their deaths proved how closely, during the lockdown, their fates were linked with trains. The trains they waited for to take them home, which did not come; the train they were not expecting but which came with a sense of finality early Friday morning (May 8), cutting short the homeward journey of 16 migrant workers near Aurangabad.
Until recently the rover was nameless. Not anymore. NASA held a Name the Rover essay contest and received 28,000 submissions from K 12 students from every state and territory. Virginia 7th grader Alexander Mather submitted the winning entry of Perseverance. The new titanium nameplate is secured to the arm of NASA s Mars Perseverance rover at Kennedy Space Center. The laser etched plate serves as a rock and debris shield that will protect a flexible electrical cable. Inset: Alexander Mather of Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Virginia, won the Name the Rover essay contest with Perseverance. NASA JPL Caltech Joseph Rebello
Audio Hub UNICEF UN0119399 A seven year old boy stands in front of debris as Hurricane Irma moves off from the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. 6 December 2019Climate ChangeThe number of Caribbean children displaced by storms has risen approximately six fold in the past five years, the UN Children s Fund (UNICEF) reveals in a new report released on Friday.
Depending on how eager you are to anthropomorphize robots, the ;hotel; designation might not be quite as appropriate as ;garage; #8212; this unit is essentially a protected parking space for robots when not in use, helping to protect them from potential dangers presented by being in space, including exposure to radiation, and the potential to get hit by micrometeors and other debris.The first guests at the hotel will be two robots called Robotic External Leak Locators (RELL #8212; because acronyms). They do what it says on the tin, finding leaks in the ISS exterior hull from the outside, which is a key job. And in the past, they 've been stored inside the ISS when not in use, but space is at a premium in the station itself, so any time you can save some it ''s good news for astronauts and for ongoing research and other equipment.
A high speed meteor shower will light up the skies over Birmingham this weekend as the Leonids reach their peak with up to 15 shooting stars every hour.The Leonids are renowned for being bright and clear, in part thanks to the 44 miles per second speed of the debris as it smashes into the Earth apos;s atmosphere.
LeoLabs launched Kiwi Space Radar (KSR) today. As the first commercial radar to track objects in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) smaller than 10 centimeters, the KSR aims to set a new standard for tracking threats to satellites from orbital debris. Located in New Zealand, the KSR also expands LeoLabs radar network to the southern hemisphere, and marks the first of a series of next generation LeoLabs radars to be deployed globally. The Kiwi Space Radar raises the bar on addressing the threat of collisions that have never before been tracked in LEO, said Michael Nicolls, co founder and LeoLabs Chief Technology Officer. By operating at a higher frequency than our earlier sensors, the KSR was designed to track an estimated 250,000 additional objects down to 2 centimeters in size. These objects account for most of the risk of collisions in space, and KSR is the first big step towards addressing that risk. It will enable thousands of new satellites to safely use LEO.
LOXAHATCHEE GROVES ndash; (CBSMiami) A drone helped rescue a miracle dog trapped under buildings in the Bahamas one month after Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas.Big Dog Ranch Rescue, located in Loxahatchee Groves in Palm Beach County, is using technology and special recovery teams to locate and save dogs trapped under debris in Marsh Harbor after Hurricane Dorian.
ICE Isn t NICE, read one woman s poster, styled with an upside down Amazon smile. The climate is changing. Can we?, read another. Sporting T shirts and hats from pro worker and immigrant rights organizations, the group sang protest songs and chatted with local media. Near the curb, a stack of empty shipping boxes mimicked the now ubiquitous urban sight of Amazon s package debris. They were also spray painted with faux cautions: WARNING: Contains Jails Cages. Contains worker abuse. How did Amazon s automated convenience mart become a rallying point for multiple justice movements? For many, the powerful mega retailer serves as a one stop shop for climate, immigration, and labor rights concerns. We see all of these issues as intertwined, said Kung Feng, an organizer for Jobs with Justice San Francisco, a pro labor coalition. Our health as families, our health as workers, and the health of the planet these things are all connected.
;We planted those trees ourselves. Everything has a memory, you know,; he said. ;It;s so, so sad. ... In the Bible there is a person called Job, and I feel like Job right now. He;s lost everything, but his faith kept him strong.;The devastation wrought by Dorian mdash; and the terror it inflicted during its day and a half mauling of the Bahamas mdash; came into focus Wednesday as the passing of the storm revealed a muddy, debris strewn landscape of smashed and flooded out homes on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands. The official death toll from the strongest hurricane on record ever to hit the country jumped to 20, and there was little doubt it would climb higher.
For others in the space industry, and some outside of it, megaconstellations are the next big thing to worry about. The prospect of thousands potentially more than 10,000, depending on what systems actually get launched of satellites in low Earth orbit raises concerns about collisions and the creation of orbital debris that could render such orbits all but useless for any satellite.Then there are the unintended, and unanticipated, consequences of such systems. Astronomers discovered one of them shortly after SpaceX launched the first 60 of its Starlink satellites in May. In the days immediately after launch, the satellites were easily visible to the naked eye and showing up on long exposure images as bright streaks. The thought of thousands of such satellites caused astronomers to shudder.
A new report, first published by the Miami Herald, claims that the golf course Inter Miami plans to build the new stadium on has dangerous levels of arsenic, barium, and lead in the soil. According to the Herald, a consulting environmental agency hired by the franchise to test the site s soil discovered that the underground contamination is pervasive and, in some places, up to twice the regulatory allowed amount for arsenic. The report also found a variety of debris within the soil at the site, which is covered with ash from an incinerator that was shut down years before. Seems pretty bad The city of Miami is calling for another round of testing, also to be paid for by the team, but as it stands now, the golf course is unsafe for Inter Miami s plans. That puts the future of the stadium site in jeopardy; Miami mayor Francis Suarez says cleaning up the site could cost upwards of $50 million before any construction can begin. Prior to Monday s findings, the club expected to spend about $35 million to clean up the site for the proposed $1 billion commercial and stadium complex.
The Miami Herald reports the analysis found arsenic contamination reaching more than twice the legal limit, and surface level soil samples containing hazardous debris at the Melreese golf course site, where people have played golf for more than 50 years.The consultant's report says almost the entire site near Miami International Airport is contaminated by ash from a municipal incinerator shut down long ago.
The NASA video, rendered by an artist, illustrates the moment a "supermassive black hole estimated to weigh a few million times the mass of the sun" destroy a star. The incredible footage shows debris from the star being flung outwards while the rest is consumed by the black hole. The event is known as ”tidal disruption ”, which occurs when a star gets too close to a black hole and is pulled apart by its tidal force.NASA Goddard, a space research laboratory near Washington, explained: ”This artist 's rendering illustrates new findings of a star shredded by a black hole.
Your browser does not support the audio element.On March 27, India became the fourth country in the world able to shoot down any threats in space thanks to Mission Shakti. However, several foreign nations raised concerns on DRDO #x2019;s achievement, especially after India destroyed its own satellite with the Anti Satellite or ASAT Missile at an altitude of 300 km.
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The Indian space agency on Saturday said that the foundation stone for a centre to monitor and protect high value space assets from space debris has been laid.K Sivan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), laid the foundation stone for the Space Situational Awareness Control Centre in Peenya, Bengaluru, on Friday.