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Humanity is waging a ‘suicidal’ war on nature, UN chief warns

Humanity is waging a ‘suicidal’ war on nature, UN chief warns

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres issued a searing indictment of humanity’s “war” on the environment Wednesday, in a speech on the state of the planet in which he urged everyone to prioritize “making peace with nature.” “We are facing a devastating pandemic, new heights of global heating, new lows of ecological degradation and new setbacks…MORE

See the lunar eclipse during the full beaver moon

See the lunar eclipse during the full beaver moon

November’s full moon brought with it an iconic visual spectacle, seen around the world. Early Monday morning, the moon entered what is called a penumbral lunar eclipse, when the moon moves into Earth’s penumbra, or outer shadow. During the eclipse, about 85% of the moon turns a shade darker during the peak or middle phase…MORE

Arecibo Observatory collapses ahead of planned demolition

Arecibo Observatory collapses ahead of planned demolition

The instrument platform of the 305-meter telescope at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico collapsed overnight, according to the National Science Foundation. It’s a final blow to one of the most powerful telescopes on Earth that has aided astronomical discoveries for 57 years and withstood hurricanes, earthquakes and tropical storms. The collapse occurred just weeks after…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Tuesday, December 1

What you need to know about coronavirus on Tuesday, December 1

A trove of confidential documents obtained by CNN has lifted the lid on China’s mishandling of the early days of the pandemic. The leaked files, from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Hubei province — where the novel coronavirus was first detected late last year — show evidence of clear missteps and point…MORE

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