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Former Nasa astronaut to replace Buzz Aldrin and deliver Cork space talk

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Former Nasa astronaut to replace Buzz Aldrin and deliver Cork space talk

- A former Nasa astronaut who spent more than 100 days in space and completed six space walks has been chosen to deputise for space pioneer Dr Buzz Aldrin, who has had to abandon plans to deliver a lecture in Cork for medical reasons. Dr Aldrin, the second man to step on the moon after Neil Armstrong from , was due to give the opening lecture as part of the International Space University’s 30th space studies progamme hosted by Cork Institute of Technology on Tuesday, June 27th

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Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park

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Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park

- BARCELONA, Spain | A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of at least 1,000 people and is threatening a national park famous for its biodiversity and endangered species, authorities said Sunday. The flames advancing east have reached the Donana Nature Reserve, one of Spain’s most important wildlife sanctuaries and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994. “The fire has entered in the limits of the reserve, and that is where we are focusing our efforts,” Jose Gregorio Fiscal Lopez from the regional Andalusian authority in charge of the environment told Spanish national television

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Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park

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Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park

- A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of at least 1,000 people and is threatening a national park famous for its biodiversity and endangered species, authorities said Sunday. The flames advancing east have reached the Donana Nature Reserve, one of Spain's most important wildlife sanctuaries and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994. "The fire has entered in the limits of the reserve, and that is where we are focusing our efforts," Jose Gregorio Fiscal Lopez from the regional Andalusian authority in charge of the environment told Spanish national television

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Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park

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Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park

- BARCELONA, Spain -- A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of at least 1,000 people and is threatening a national park famous for its biodiversity and endangered species, authorities said Sunday. The flames advancing east have reached the Donana Nature Reserve, one of Spain's most important wildlife sanctuaries and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994. "The fire has entered in the limits of the reserve, and that is where we are focusing our efforts," Jose Gregorio Fiscal Lopez from the regional Andalusian authority in charge of the environment told Spanish national television

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Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park

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Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park

- BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of at least 1,000 people and is threatening a national park famous for its biodiversity and endangered species, authorities said Sunday. The flames advancing east have reached the Donana Nature Reserve, one of Spain's most important wildlife sanctuaries and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994. "The fire has entered in the limits of the reserve, and that is where we are focusing our efforts," Jose Gregorio Fiscal Lopez from the regional Andalusian authority in charge of the environment told Spanish national television

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Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park

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Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park

- BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of at least 1,000 people and is threatening a national park famous for its biodiversity and endangered species, authorities said Sunday. The flames advancing east have reached the Donana Nature Reserve, one of Spain's most important wildlife sanctuaries and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994. "The fire has entered in the limits of the reserve, and that is where we are focusing our efforts," Jose Gregorio Fiscal Lopez from the regional Andalusian authority in charge of the environment told Spanish national television

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Boy, 9, banned from drinking water in class on hottest day of year because it was the wrong bottle

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Boy, 9, banned from drinking water in class on hottest day of year because it was the wrong bottle

- A nine-year-old boy was banned from drinking water by a teacher on one of the hottest days of the year - because it was the wrong bottle. Little Jack Stenhouse was ordered to put his drink on a table outside the classroom because it was in a screw-top bottle rather than a flip-top one. Jack's furious mum, Tracey Cousins, 42, said her son was left severely dehydrated as temperatures soared to on Wednesday

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Snowdonia rainwater to be used for for energy scheme

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Snowdonia rainwater to be used for for energy scheme

- Two of the poorest areas in Wales will receive energy from a hydro scheme using rain water running in Snowdonia. The water runs into the River Ogwen and the aim is to capture the power of its flow to produce electrical energy using hydro technology. It would provide energy for Bethesda and Llanberis whose communities funded the £700,000 project through shares

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Flooding and landslides on French Polynesia's Marquesas

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Flooding and landslides on French Polynesia's Marquesas

- Flooding and landslides in French Polynesia's Marquesas Islands have caused nearly US$1 million worth of damage. Three families on Nuku Hiva, the largest of the islands, had been evacuated from their homes near an insecure bank. The mayor of Nuku Hiva, Benoit Kautai, told Tahiti-Infos rain had been persistent off-and-on for four months, which has caused extensive damage. Mr Kautai said land was saturated and there were landslides right across the archipelago

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Space Partnership Proposed Between Russia And China On Lunar Missions And Space Station

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Space Partnership Proposed Between Russia And China On Lunar Missions And Space Station

- Russia and China may soon be cooperating on space projects. Although the two nations are not currently collaborating, it was reported this week that a Russian aerospace firm is currently in talks with China to aid in future lunar missions and that China has reached out to Russia to help construct a Chinese space station. Two separate reports within two weeks indicate that China is very serious about cooperating on an international level with regard to its space program, which was a major topic of discussion at the recent Beijing-held Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX 2017) where a global space agency was proposed

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8 jellyfish you might see in Jersey waters

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8 jellyfish you might see in Jersey waters

- SOME are harmless, some are dangerous. Some are pretty, some have an appearance only a mother could love. And as Jersey’s sea water has warmed in recent weeks, an increasing number of them have been spotted around the coast. The jellyfish are back – and Environmental Health has now issued a warning after several swimmers were stung in Bouley Bay. Here are eight jellyfish you may see in Jersey’s waters

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People urged to 'conserve water' as dry spell leaves supplies running low throughout the country

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People urged to 'conserve water' as dry spell leaves supplies running low throughout the country

- Irish Water is now asking customers in several areas around the country to "conserve and minimise" their water usage for the foreseeable future. "Low rainfall for several months, especially through the winter period, will have a knock-on effect on available raw water supplies across the country in coming months", said a spokesperson for Ervia, Irish Water's parent company. Areas affected include Donegal, Galway and Westmeath

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CO2 pumped into UK forest in climate change test

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CO2 pumped into UK forest in climate change test

- The decade-long experiment, which is being conducted by University of Birmingham's Institute of Forest Research, will expose a fenced-off section of woodland in Norbury Park, Staffordshire, to levels of CO2 that experts predict will be prevalent in 2050. The Free Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment experiment aims to measure the forest's capacity to capture carbon released by fossil fuel burning, and answer questions about the capacity of trees to absorb carbon pollution long-term

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Deep-space craft to join hunt for new planets

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Deep-space craft to join hunt for new planets

- Dubbed PLATO, the mission may fundamentally change what humanity believes of its place in the universe. PLATO is going to "address fundamental questions such as 'how common are Earth-like planets?' and 'is our solar system unusual or even unique?'," according to the University of Warwick, whose scientists are involved in the project. It "could eventually even lead to the detection of extra-terrestrial life," the university added

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Scientists fear new EU rules may 'hide' forest carbon loss

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Scientists fear new EU rules may 'hide' forest carbon loss

- Leading researchers have condemned attempts to change the way carbon from trees will be counted in Europe. The scientists fear that millions of tonnes of CO2 from forests will disappear from the books if the changes go ahead. Trees are important carbon sinks as they soak up about 10% of Europe's emissions every year. But some countries want to cut more trees down in future without counting the resulting loss of carbon

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Portugal inferno likely caused by lightning - PM

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Portugal inferno likely caused by lightning - PM

- Pedrgo Grande - Raging forest fires in Portugal have killed at least 62 people, many of them burnt to death in their cars, the government said on Sunday, in the country's worst such disaster in recent history. The fire broke out on Saturday in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande in central Portugal, apparently caused by a lightning strike, and spread furiously in several directions

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    A former Nasa astronaut who spent more than 100 days in space and completed six space walks has been chosen to deputise for space pioneer Dr Buzz Aldrin, who has had to abandon plans to deliver a lecture in Cork for medical reasons. Dr Aldrin, the second man to step on the moon after Neil Armstrong from , was due to give the opening lecture as part of the International Space University’s 30th space studies progamme hosted by Cork Institute of Technology on Tuesday, June 27th

     

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