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$5-tn fuel exploration plans 'incompatible' with climate goals

Paris - Plans by oil and gas majors to spend $4.9 trillion on fuel exploration are "poles apart" from the goal of the Paris climate deal to limit the global temperature rise, a new analysis showed Tuesday.

Wreckage of WWII aircraft carrier USS Lexington found off Australia

Washington - Wreckage from the USS Lexington, a US aircraft carrier which sank during World War II, has been discovered in the Coral Sea, a search team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced Monday.

Wreckage found of WWII aircraft carrier USS Lexington

Washington - Wreckage from the USS Lexington, a US aircraft carrier which sank during World War II, has been found in the Coral Sea, a search team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced Monday.

Network Theory applied to search for minerals, oil and gas

Finding oil, gas, and mineral deposits, such as gold or copper is time-consuming and costly. But scientists are adopting some techniques used by Netflix and Amazon to sort through vast amounts of data.

Strange creatures from the ocean's abyss include a faceless fish

Two weeks into a month-long journey off Australia's eastern seaboard exploring the Commonwealth marine reserves, scientists has turned up some weird and wonderful creatures from the previously unexplored 2.5-mile deep eastern abyss.

Explorer Mike Horn sets off on pole-to-pole challenge

Monaco - South African-born Swiss explorer Mike Horn on Sunday set off from Monaco at the start of an attempt to circumnavigate the globe in an unmotorised expedition.

NASA forced to scrub plan to land unmanned ship on Mars

Lompoc - NASA has called off a planned mission to Mars early next year after scientists were unable to repair a leak in a key piece of science equipment.

New citizen science project launches in the U.K.

London - A huge citizen science project, utilizing more than 850,000 volunteers, has recently expanded its reach to include projects across all of the U.K.

South Korea's only astronaut quits and ends their space program

Yi So-yeon quit her job as an astronaut to focus on interactions between science and business. As South Korea's first and only astronaut this ends the program for the country at this time.

Explorer starts coast-to-coast walk across Africa Special

At dawn tomorrow an explorer will set off from a deserted beach in Mozambique to walk across Africa. Julian Monroe Fisher, 56, will walk 4,000 miles across the continent to finish his journey in Angola.

Around the world in 80 weeks using only human power Special

A South African adventurer is planning to circumnavigate the world via both poles only using human power. This is the first time this journey has been attempted by walking, running, skiing, cycling, pedal boating and kayaking.

A 1,000-mile trek across Asia's biggest desert — the Gobi Special

A bold team is about trek 1,000 miles across the largest desert in Asia. The expedition called Gobi2011 will see the team walking across the Gobi Desert in Mongolia visiting indigenous people along the route.

Explorer about to set off to walk coast to coast across Africa Special

An intrepid explorer is about to set off on a 4,000-mile journey from coast to coast across Africa. Julian Monroe Fisher, 56, is going to walk alone from Pemba, Mozambique to Lobito, Angola through Malawi, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Not three men in a boat but four men on a raft Special

It is not three men in a boat but rather four men on a raft in the middle of the Atlantic. A group of intrepid older men aged between 56 and 84 are attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean by raft.

Explorer to cross hottest place in the world - Danakil Desert Special

Explorer Jeremy Curl will this summer attempt to cross the Danakil Desert in Ethiopia by foot. If he succeeds he would be the first man alive to do so.

New Brunswick Groups Push for Ban On Uranium Exploration

Environmental groups from across the province are marking Canadian National Mining Week by joining forces in calling for an immediate ban on uranium exploration and mining in New Brunswick.

Martian dust storms making the rules for exploration

The huge Martian dust storms blanketing the planet are doing just that; blanketing it. The dust has reflective capacity, and nobody had been too sure what effect that would have on the Mars rovers and orbiting surveyors.

US Rejects Moscows Joint Moon Exploration Proposal

A Russian news agency is reporting that the United States has rejected a proposal made by Moscow to explore the moon jointly.

Japan Announces Plans to Expand Space Exploration

Japan hopes to be part of a international effort to form new disaster warning systems and explore Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and the moon.
 

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Barbara Hillary at the North Pole with guide Eugene Orlov.
Barbara Hillary at the North Pole with guide Eugene Orlov.
Photo courtesy of Barbara Hillary
The theme of exploration during the Edwardian era is strong at The Savoy. The part of the hotel feat...
The theme of exploration during the Edwardian era is strong at The Savoy. The part of the hotel featured in this photograph has the theme of India.
Four men on a raft attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
Four men on a raft attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
Photo courtesy of Robin Batchelor
Camels crossing the desert.
Camels crossing the desert.
Courtesy of Jeremy Curl
Web shot of the interactive Mars Map on the Uwingo website. The very smallest craters will cost $5.0...
Web shot of the interactive Mars Map on the Uwingo website. The very smallest craters will cost $5.00, while a very large crater will run $500.00
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Barbara Hillary giving a speech.
Barbara Hillary giving a speech.
Photo courtesy of Barbara Hillary
The public is invited to send their artwork into space on OSIRIS-REx in September  2016.
The public is invited to send their artwork into space on OSIRIS-REx in September, 2016.
NASA
France will not be issuing any new oil and gas exploration licences.
France will not be issuing any new oil and gas exploration licences.
Department of Public Information-Guyana

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