When SpaceX launches its Starship rocket, designed to send crew members to the International Space Station, deliver satellites to space, and travel to Mars as early as 2024, each launch will emit an estimated 715 tons of CO2, roughly as much as 10 cross-country flights on a 747. If spaceflight becomes common—and if the rocket is also used for quick trips in place of jets on Earth—it could become a meaningful source of emissions. But rockets can also use zero net carbon fuel. … [Read more...] about The newest product made from captured CO2 is explosive
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All of the efforts are an extension of its ongoing work. Next year, for example, in addition to the billion syringes it will have ready for COVID-19 vaccines, it will also order another 620 million syringes for other vaccines such as measles. “We’re well experienced in doing this procurement,” says Matthews. “But, of course, the magnitude of what we’re dealing with in terms of the rollout of the anticipated COVID vaccine is a significant scale-up, over the next couple of years, in terms of the sheer volumes that we’re talking about.” … [Read more...] about UNICEF is stockpiling half a billion syringes to get ready for a COVID-19 vaccine
Around the world, other wildlife crossings exist and have been proven to work, though the project will be the first in a dense urban area. “We have something no other crossing has, which is millions of people around it,” says Pratt. “The Kardashians are down the street. We’re building this in the most densely populated metropolitan area in the country, and these crossings, for the most part, have been built in very rural areas. So we have some things we have to mitigate for that they don’t, and two of those are sound and light.” Three hundred thousand to 400,000 cars pass through the area each day; the bridge, 165 feet wide, is designed to keep the crossing as quiet and dark as possible, with vegetation planted to extend to the wild spaces on either side of the freeway. … [Read more...] about This massive wildlife crossing will help protect wildlife from L.A. drivers on the 101
In 2015, the Mahagathbandhan comprising the JD-U, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress had secured two-third majority by winning 178 seats in the 243-member Bihar assembly paving way for Nitish Kumar to be the chief minister. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) comprising the BJP, the LJP, the RLSP and the HAM could win just 58 seats. Two years later, Nitish, however, switched sides and formed a new government with the BJP. … [Read more...] about Bihar Election 2020: 12 rallies in 4 days, will PM Modi’s campaign work for NDA this time?
“While the surname Gandhi has been an asset since it glues leaders together, it has also become a liability as has been testified by the letter written by 23 senior leaders. I think what played out in the CWC, the crisis is only going to deepen. It’s no good news for Congress. Either some leaders will quit or there will be a clear rift,” Sanjay Kumar of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) told Moneycontrol. … [Read more...] about Congress dissenters, Gandhi loyalists end quarrel for now, but differences simmer