Month: December 2019

Among 412 new species finds this year – the Greta Thunberg beetle

Discoveries by Natural History Museum in 2019 include lichen, snakes and extinct dinosaurs The naming of Nelloptodes gretae after the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg in October was described as ‘particularly poignant’ by a Natural History Museum senior curator, Photograph: Michael Darby/Pemberley Books/AFP via Getty Images More than 400 new species previously unknown to science…

Global sand trade boom fuels conservation fears

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Thunberg and Attenborough join forces

Dec 30, 2019 — 11.17pmBarcelona |  Two titan climate campaigners, Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough, joined forces on Monday to push politicians and businesses to step up action on climate change after a year in which schoolchildren took to the world’s streets in protest.Swedish teen activist Thunberg, who turns 17 this week, said 2019 had…

NASA Warns 5 Asteroids Headed For Earth Tomorrow

KEY POINTSNASA detected five asteroids currently headed for EarthAll five asteroids will approach the planet tomorrowThe asteroids will approach Earth from different distances NASA’s asteroid tracking system is currently monitoring five asteroids that are currently headed for Earth. According to the agency’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), all five asteroids are expected to approach Earth…