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Russia’s first lunar mission

Russia’s first lunar mission in decades crashes into the moon

By Uliana Pavlova, Alex Stambaugh, and Jackie Wattles Russia’s first lunar mission in decades has ended in failure with its Luna 25 spacecraft crashing into the moon’s surface. The incident, a blow to Russia’s space ambitions, happened after communication with the robotic spacecraft was interrupted. Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, said it lost touch with Luna...

Canada wildfires

Unprecedented Canadian wildfires obliterate previous annual pollution records in just 7 months

BY Sam Meredith The intensity of Canada’s raging wildfires has generated record levels of carbon emissions, the EU’s climate monitor said Thursday. Europe’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) found that accumulated carbon emissions from Canadian wildfires had soared to 290 megatons in just the first seven months of 2023. That is already more than double Canada’s previous...