News for the Week (11/16/2018)

100% Renewable Energy is Viable, Say Researchers

In a rebuttal to a research paper claiming 100% renewables is not viable, a team of European researchers countered with a paper claiming that a shift to all renewables is both technically feasible and economically viable. (Link)

Image Source: Jürgen from Sandesneben, Germany

NASA Lander Will Touch Down on Mars

NASA’s InSight spacecraft will land on Mars on Monday, November 26th to study the red planet. The craft will analyze seismology with a 6 sensor seismometer, heat flow out of the planet with a 16 foot long probe, and the rotation and interior structure using radio technology. To learn more, click here: Link

Image Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech

World Wildlife Fund Warns That This is the Last Generation That Can Save Wildlife Populations

Over the last four decades, wildlife populations have fallen by 60%, largely due to manmade factors. Tanya Steele, WWF UK Chief Executive, said: “We are the first generation to know we are destroying our planet and the last one that can do anything about it.” (Link)

Republic of Congo Adds Fifth National Park

The Republic of Congo set aside 1,350 square miles of land for a new national park, called Ogooué-Leketi National Park. The new park will protect great apes and elephant populations, as well as other endangered species. (Link)

Image Source: Wildlife Conservation Society

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