The daring military mission to save a species as flames closed in on Mallacoota
Environmental News

The daring military mission to save a species as flames closed in on Mallacoota

Updated February 28, 2020 10:10:15 It was a daring mission to rescue some of Australia’s rarest birds from the ferocious East Gippsland bushfires. Key points:Fifteen bristlebirds have been rescued from far-eastern Victoria as an insurance population against bushfiresThree of the birds died after a few days at Melbourne ZooThe East Gippsland fires are still active,…

Heathrow’s third runway ruled illegal in victory for climate activists
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Heathrow’s third runway ruled illegal in victory for climate activists

Updated February 28, 2020 06:11:11 The planned expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport has been declared unlawful on environmental grounds, a court ruling that could sink a $27 billion project dogged by decades of dispute and indecision. Key points:Heathrow Airport said it would appeal the ruling even though the Government would notThe judge said the Government…

NASA’s Mars Lander finds that the Red Planet’s magnetic field is really weird
Nature & Science

NASA’s Mars Lander finds that the Red Planet’s magnetic field is really weird

Researchers studying the red planet uncovered a big surprise: the Martian magnetic field is about 10 times stronger than previously thought, and constantly changing. NASA’s InSight lander, a stationary robotic explorer tasked with studying the Martian interior, has spent just over a year on the red planet’s surface. In that brief time, it’s learned a…