Month: October 2019

Greta Thunberg turns down award, says climate movement doesn’t need ‘more prizes’

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has inspired millions across the world to stage protests urging leaders to better tackle global warming, has declined an environmental prize, saying “the climate movement does not need any more prizes.”Two fellow climate activists spoke on Thunberg’s behalf at an award ceremony Tuesday in Stockholm for…

Greta Thunberg rejects Nordic Council environmental award

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Greta Thunberg started international strikes and protests over climate change Greta Thunberg has turned down an environmental award and prize money because “the climate movement does not need any more awards”.She said the offer was a “great honour” and thanked the Nordic Council, which said it respected her decision.…

NASA’s Galaxy of Horrors [Video]

Free to download, new posters from NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program feature horrifyingly inhospitable planets located outside our solar system. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s Latest Exoplanet Posters Are a Halloween Treat Just in time for Halloween, NASA has released two new posters celebrating some truly terrifying exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. Free to download, the…

US dark-matter detector heads underground

Deep dive: The LUX-ZEPLIN dark-matter detector is expected to start operation in July 2020 when it will become the largest direct-detection dark-matter experiment in the US. (Courtesy: Matthew Kapust/Sanford Underground Research Facility) The main component of the LUX-ZEPLIN dark-matter detector has been installed at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota. The central…

‘The climate doesn’t need awards’: Greta Thunberg declines environmental prize

The teen activist implored politicians and people in power to ‘listen to the best available science’ in an Instagram post Greta Thunberg, teen climate activist, was honoured by the Nordic Council with an environmental award which she declined. Photograph: Canadian Press/Rex/Shutterstock The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has refused to accept an environmental award, saying…