European Space Agency is sending a giant claw into orbit to clean up space junk


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There are roughly 2,800 live satellites currently orbiting Earth. That’s a lot, but it’s absolutely nothing compared to the amount of defunct objects — AKA space junk — also circling the globe

Scientists estimate that almost 3,000 dead satellites are currently orbiting our planet, which doesn’t account for the 900,000 pieces of debris, less than 10 centimetres long, that could potentially cause a catastrophe should it hit the wrong satellite at the wrong time. 

Scientists and engineers are currently hard at work trying to solve the problem, but the European Space Agency is currently in the beginning stages of executing one of the more bizarre solutions: A space claw that will grip larger defunct satellites and steer them back into the earth’s atmosphere where

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The ASX ‘clean tech’ small caps to watch as environmental risk rises up the corporate agenda

A new report has highlighted the importance of environmental risks to business and ways in which organisations can better protect their bottom line using new data-driven technology.

Commissioned by clean tech company Envirosuite (ASX:EVS) the report authored by Frost & Sullivan revealed that half of businesses in a survey have experienced dramatic or significant impact from environmental factors over the past three years.

One example given in the report was in South Korea, where the government forced the temporary closure of the country’s coal-fired power plants in the 2019 winter because of the risk of air pollution in major cities.

The report said around $US44 trillion ($59.7 trillion) of economic value generation, equivalent to half the world’s gross domestic product – is moderately or highly dependent on nature.

For the first time, environmental risk factors dominated the list of top five long-term global business risks in the World Economic Forum’s

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The ESA is spending $100 million to clean up one piece of space junk

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  • The European Space Agency is paying the equivalent of over $100 million to remove a single piece of manmade space junk from Earth orbit.
  • The ClearSpace-1 mission will launch in 2025 and attempt to bring down a rocket payload adapter.
  • The mission will be critical in demonstrating how future cleanup efforts may be possible.

We all love seeing rockets launch, carrying scientific equipment and sometimes human beings into space. It’s cool, and it’s proof that when humans put their minds to something they can accomplish great things. Unfortunately, launching things into space leaves a lot of trash behind, often floating in orbit around Earth for months or, in some cases, many years.

Space junk is a huge problem that is growing bigger by the day. Discarded rocket components, bits and pieces of old, defunct satellites, and even abandoned space stations (looking at you,

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Wohl Alliance launches $1 million fund for clean food, water and energy

The Wohl Clean Growth alliance, a initiative funded by the Wohl family legacy and managed by the British Council, along with the UK Science and Innovation Network at the British Embassy in Israel, and Israeli Science and Technology Ministry, has launched a new initiative for clear growth in food, water and energy, according to a press release from the initiative Monday. 

The goal of the initiative is to build further UK-Israel ties via clean growth linked to food, water and energy, and enhance relations between academic researchers and experts on policy, industry, education and third sector organizations. 

The Wohl Alliance has also called for the submission of proposals on clear growth in order to receive a grant of up to £20,000, to help support the development of new technology in the field.  

Likewise, the program is also launching with a $1 million donation from the Wohl Legacy, to be used
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Clean Coal Technology Market by Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast to 2025

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Nov 20, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware Growth forecast report ” Clean Coal Technology Market size by Product Type (Carbon capture and storage technology, Carbon sequestration technology, Other and etc), By Application (Coal Preparation, Coal Burning, Post-burning, Total and etc), By Region Outlook (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America & Middle East and Africa), Top Manufacturer, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast 2020-2025 added by Market Study Report LLC.

The global Clean Coal Technology market size is expected to gain market growth in the forecast period of 2020 to 2025, with a CAGR of 2.0% in the forecast period of 2020 to 2025 and will expected to reach 6950.7 million by 2025, from 6419 million in 2019.

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East Bay teens develop sanitizing drone to help clean school during pandemic

DUBLIN — Dublin High School’s robotics team has come up with a creative solution to help clean parts of the school outside during the pandemic —  a sanitizing drone.

a person standing in front of a computer: DUBLIN, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Dublin High students Karen Zhao, 16, bottom left, and sisters Nirupama Suravarjjala, 16, top left, and Niharika Suravarjjala, 17, all members of the Gael Force Robotics Team, look at the design of the special sanitizing drone the robotics team is building in Dublin, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. The sanitizing drone is designed to help clean the school's football field and bleachers. The group of 10 students from the team hopes to have the drone up and running in December. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)

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DUBLIN, CA – NOVEMBER 17: Dublin High students Karen Zhao, 16, bottom left, and sisters Nirupama Suravarjjala, 16, top left, and Niharika Suravarjjala, 17, all members of the Gael Force Robotics Team, look at the design of the special sanitizing drone the robotics team is building in Dublin, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. The sanitizing drone is designed to help clean the school’s football field and bleachers. The group of 10 students from the team hopes to have the drone up and running in December. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)

They call it the TERSUS Project —  meaning “clean” in Latin, and also an acronym for Technologically Effective Rapid Smart Unmanned Sanitizer. The drone was

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Green is the new black in boom for clean energy funds

LONDON (Reuters) – Investors are pouring money into green funds, banking on a Joe Biden presidency in the United States for a further boost to the renewable and alternative energy industry at the expense of traditional oil and gas businesses.

FILE PHOTO: A general view of wind turbines in Union Hidalgo, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, Mexico, September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Luis Plata/File Photo

Shares in solar and wind energy businesses, electric vehicle companies and environmental technology pioneers have been on the rise for months, widening their lead over fossil fuel rivals since the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 3.

Even without U.S. President-elect Biden’s win, investors have been positioning for governments worldwide to enact more climate-friendly legislation. The UK, for instance, announced this week that it would ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030 to cut carbon

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Implications Of EPA Clean Air Act Cost-Benefit Rule: Part 1

Law360 (November 16, 2020, 6:10 PM EST) — It has been 20 years since the U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Whitman v. American Trucking Associations Inc.,[1] a case in which Justice Antonin Scalia wrote for a unanimous court that the Clean Air Act forbids consideration of costs in setting ambient air quality standards.

Now, as Justice Amy Coney Barrett, an acolyte of Justice Scalia, is seated, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed — and is shortly expected to finalize — detailed regulatory requirements for cost-benefit analysis for all significant regulations under the Clean Air Act, whether or not the statute provides for, or requires, consideration of costs…

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Clean Energy Frontier Region to lead Canada’s next generation of nuclear technology

TIVERTON, ON, Nov. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today’s announcement from the Province of Ontario outlining an ongoing commitment to nuclear power – including development of new nuclear technologies – continues to expand the range of future opportunities for the Bruce Power site and aligns with the company’s strategy to contribute to a Net Zero Canada by 2050. 

The Clean Energy Frontier Region, including Bruce, Grey and Huron counties, is home to Bruce Power, more than 60 nuclear companies, Ontario’s Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) and key electricity transmission lines that are connected to the fastest growing parts of the province, all bolstered by strong community support.

“Our Life-Extension Program is a fundamental contributor to providing Ontario’s residents and businesses with clean, affordable electricity and life-saving medical isotopes for the long term, which includes advancing new technologies that leverage our current infrastructure,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO. “We

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The Best Ways to (Safely) Clean Your Camera

Every photographer should have a cleaning kit – no matter your skill level or your camera. Whether you’re shooting through an old-school analog antique or a flashy new DSLR, a camera is a major investment, so it should be a no-brainer to keep a good camera cleaning kit around.

Maintaining your camera can keep its parts running smoothly, and significantly prolong its life, especially if you’re changing lenses frequently, which gives dust and debris a chance to get inside (and on the lens too, if you don’t put the cap back on right away). If you’re noticing spots, marks and dots on your images, it’s time to get a kit and start doing some regular cleaning.

What Comes in a Camera Cleaning Kit?

All kits can vary in what they include, but we’ve broken it down to the basics you’ll need.

Microfiber Cloths: A simple cloth is endlessly helpful when

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