Coming up on New Year’s Eve, earthlings tend to celebrate milestones of the year passed, as well as look expectantly toward the future. Here, Planetsave brings you some of the … [Read full article]
It’s only taken ten years and four billion miles. The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft, a two-part probe with orbiter and lander, arrived at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on August 6 after the … [Read full article]
When we think of a supernova, we usually think of a massive explosion that wipes out the entire white dwarf star (dying stellar body). However, thanks to a collaboration of … [Read full article]
The incredibly rare sight of an asteroid’s disintegration was recently captured in a series of images by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The images show (in great clarity) the never-before-seen process … [Read full article]
NGC 524 — a very striking looking, old lenticular galaxy — is the subject of a beautiful new image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. The very interesting — and … [Read full article]
3D printing technology is finding some remarkable applications these days; more than just a clever way to make personalized furniture or dishware, 3D printing (using rapid prototyping software) has of … [Read full article]
So, you want to save humanity from the same fate that wiped out the dinosaurs…? Maybe you’ve got a great idea for intercepting and/or deflecting a threat of the asteroid-speeding-towards-Earth … [Read full article]
A new image of the one of the flattest galaxies known, IC 2233, has just been released after being taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Usually spiral galaxies, such … [Read full article]
The European Space Agency (ESA) recently announced a new mission to explore Jupiter’s moons Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) will study the moons, treating … [Read full article]
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service joins numerous conservation organizations to observe Endangered Species Day on May 20, 2011. The purpose of the special day is to “recognize conservation efforts underway across the nation aimed at helping America’s imperiled species.”
Wildlife conservation and restoration projects are happening all over this land, some maybe in your own neck of the woods/neighborhood.
The US Dept. of the Interior announced a settlement over hundreds of pending lawsuits brought by various environmental and wildlife preservation groups under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). At the same time, the department’s Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) announced its intent to implement a new ‘work plan’ (as part of the settlement conditions) that will give greater priority to those species most in need of protection. If approved by a federal judge, the settlement and work plan will bring about the most comprehensive changes to the ESA since the 1990’s,
As it is Earth Day, my natural inclination is to look at the current state of Nature….specifically, the status of certain animal species that are either holding on, currently threatened, or “on the brink”….here are just four such cases (wolves, tigers, bats and penguins)…
You can’t be surprised, given that our Congress people seem completely mad (and not just because of NCAA basketball), but, yes, they really are attacking the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and a number of iconic animals.
Luckily, Earthjustice, a leading non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the Earth and its resources, is working hard to rally U.S. citizens and stop the assault. And it’s come up with a really innovative, fun way of doing so.