Gothenburg, Sweden develops world's first zero-emissions zone

The Swedish city of Gothenburg is developing the world’s first large-scale zero-emissions city zone.  If the initiative works as proposed, Gothenburg Green City Zone will implement 100% emission-free transport modes by 2030.

The US has returned to the Paris Climate Agreement

Within hours of becoming president, Joe Biden has moved to recommit the United States to the Paris Agreement — the internationally binding treaty to combat climate change.

Mental health Can Truly Impact A Person's Health

A person's mind, heart and body are all interconnected and interdependent in what can be termed 'the mind-heart-body-connection. Positive psychological attributes lead to lower risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality.

Blue Origin Is Very Close To Flying Humans To Space

Blue Origin says it is “very, very close” to flying humans on suborbital launches to the edge of space after a successful test flight of a human-capable rocket and capsule last Thursday.

A 'super-puff' planet like no other discovered

The core mass of the giant exoplanet WASP-107b is much lower than what was thought necessary to build up the immense gas envelope surrounding giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn.

An Extra Strange Magnetar Discovered

Only 31 magnetars ( type of neutron star that has the strongest magnetic field ) have even been discovered and recently astronomers have found an extremely unique object that is both a magnetar and a pulsar.

The Largest Sea On Titan Could Be Over 300 M Deep

A submarine mission to Saturn’s largest moon has long been under discussion. If such a mission was ever launched, it would have plenty of room to operate, because Titan’s largest sea, Kraken Mare, is likely more than 300 m deep.

NASA InSight Lander's Mole Is No Longer Digging Mars

Since 2019, NASA's InSight's probe, called the “mole,” has been attempting to burrow into the Martian surface. Martian soil’s tendency to clump deprived the mole of the friction it needs to hammer itself to a sufficient depth.

Saturn's tilt caused by its moons

The current tilt of Saturn's rotation axis is caused by the migration of its satellites, and especially by that of its largest moon, Titan. Titan and the other moons are moving away from Saturn much faster than it had been previously estimated.

Update on the 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby

A new study of the seven Earth-sized exoplanets around TRAPPIST-1 indicate that all 7 planets are extremely similar to each other in makeup, but potentially quite different from Earth.

Mysterious, Upside-Down Lightning in the Stratosphere

European Space Station observatory has recorded five blue flashes from the top of a storm cloud, one of which ended with a blue jet streaking high into the stratosphere. Our understanding of these blue jet lightnings is limited.

Supermassive Black Holes Could get Even Larger

It is thought that the upper mass limit for galactic black holes is around 100 billion solar masses, but new research suggests the mass limit could be much higher - more than a million times greater than the largest galactic black holes.

Bangladesh is learning to embrace flooding

As climate change is set to make flooding worse in Bangladesh, researchers are racing to find adaptations that balance their restorative and destructive powers.

What 'net-zero carbon' really means for cities

How does a city choked with traffic and packed full of carbon-emitting processes and structures reach a goal of net-zero carbon? And exactly how different would the urban environment look if it were net-zero?

Should killing nature be a crime?

In December 2019, at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Vanuatu’s ambassador to the European Union made a radical suggestion: make the destruction of the environment a crime.