Interior Reportedly Will Reject Industrial Highway Through Alaska Wilderness | ET REALITY

[ad_1] The Biden administration is expected to deny a mining company a permit to build a 211-mile industrial highway through Alaska’s fragile wilderness, handing a victory to environmentalists in an election year in which the president wants to underline his credentials as climate leader and conservationist. The Interior Department intends to announce this week that … Read more

Comet Pons-Brooks: how and when to see it | ET REALITY

[ad_1] Time is running out until you can see Pons-Brooks, the devil-horned comet that appears once every 71 years. Last seen by people on Earth in the 1950s, the comet is prone to unexpected bursts or flares of brightness. “It’s an exceptional comet,” said Eliot Herman, a retired University of Arizona biotechnologist and astrophotographer who … Read more

NASA seeks new ideas for its mission to return rocks to Mars | ET REALITY

[ad_1] The cost of a proposed NASA mission to collect rocks on Mars and return them to Earth is spiraling and falling even further in the future. So on Monday, space agency officials asked for ideas to simplify the mission and reduce its price. “The bottom line is that $11 billion is too expensive,” NASA … Read more

James Dean, founding director of NASA’s art program, dies at 92 | ET REALITY

[ad_1] James Dean, a landscape painter who directed a NASA program that invited artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Norman Rockwell and Jamie Wyeth to document aspects of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects, died on March 22 in Washington. He was 92 years old. His son Steven confirmed the death at an assisted living facility. … Read more

Al Gore believes Trump will lose and climate activists will triumph | ET REALITY

[ad_1] Former Vice President Al Gore was in New York City over the weekend for a leadership training convened by the Climate Reality Project, his nonprofit organization. On Saturday, before thousands of attendees, Gore highlighted the growing climate dangers, but also talked about progress. He criticized fossil fuel companies for increasing production of plastics and … Read more

What is killing the endangered sawfish in Florida? | ET REALITY

[ad_1] Fishing guides in the Florida Keys began reporting unusual sightings to Ross Boucek last fall. Small fish, especially at night, would begin to spin in tight circles in the water, seemingly in danger. As the months passed, Dr. Boucek, a biologist with the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, a nonprofit conservation group, received more reports. … Read more

David Egilman, doctor who took on pharmaceutical companies, dies at 71 | ET REALITY

[ad_1] Dr. David Egilman, a physician and expert witness who, over 35 years, testified in some 600 lawsuits involving corporate wrongdoing, resulting in billions of dollars in awards for victims and their survivors, has died on April 2 at his home in Foxborough, Massachusetts. He was 71 years old. The cause was cardiac arrest, his … Read more

Widest global coral crisis ever to hit within weeks, scientists say | ET REALITY

[ad_1] The world’s coral reefs are in the midst of a global bleaching event caused by extraordinary ocean temperatures, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and international partners announced Monday. It is the fourth global event of its kind on record and is expected to affect more reefs than any other. Bleaching occurs when corals … Read more

The joys and challenges of caring for Terrance the octopus | ET REALITY

[ad_1] Dr. Cameron Clifford, a dentist in Edmond, Oklahoma, said his 9-year-old son Cal has been in love with octopuses since he was 3 years old. “Every birthday, every Christmas, every holiday, he always said, ‘All I want is an octopus,’” Dr. Clifford said. For a time, the family fed Cal’s interest by buying him … Read more