The long history of using maps to hold water companies accountable

Recent sewage dumps in rivers (left) and along the coast (right) in south east England. The Rivers Trust (left) and Surfers Against Sewage (right). Credit: University College London Southern Water was handed a record fine of £90 million in July 2021 after pleading guilty to illegally discharging sewage along the rivers and coastline of Kent, … Read more

How did Earth avoid a Mars-like fate? Ancient rocks hold clues

A depiction of Earth, first without an inner core; second, with an inner core beginning to grow, around 550 million years ago; third, with an outermost and innermost inner core, around 450 million years ago. University of Rochester researchers used paleomagnetism to determine these two key dates in the history of the inner core, which … Read more

Bottled water sales rose globally as pandemic took hold

Brian Evans, (CC BY-ND 2.0)” width=”800″ height=”455″/> Bottled purified water for households in the Philippine. Analysis shows lack of access to safe water or adequate infrastructure, coupled with health concerns, drove up sales of bottled water worldwide during the pandemic. Credit: Brian Evans, (CC BY-ND 2.0) Families in some of the poorest parts of the … Read more

Newly discovered lake may hold secret to Antarctic ice sheet’s rise and fall

The coast of Antarctica’s Princess Elizabeth, near where the ice sheet meets the sea. Newly discovered Lake Snow Eagle lies a few hundred miles inland, under the same ice sheet. Credit: Shuai Yan/UT Jackson School of Geosciences Scientists investigating the underside of the world’s largest ice sheet in East Antarctica have discovered a city-size lake … Read more

Next SpaceX crew launch on hold to wait for return of private astronaut mission – Spaceflight Now

EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated with new Ax-1 undocking and Crew-4 launch dates. Astronauts Jessica Watkins, Bob Hines, Kjell Lindgren, and Samantha Cristoforetti inside the Crew Access Arm at Launch Complex 39A early Wednesday for a rehearsal dress. Credit: SpaceX The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the next Crew to the International Space Station … Read more