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Nasa Moon lander vision takes shape
Nasa has outlined more details of its plans for a landing craft that will take humans to the Moon’s surface in the 2020s.
Nasa Mission Control creator Chris Kraft dies
Nasa’s first flight director played a critical role in the first Moon landing 50 years ago.
‘Restore UK bogs’ to tackle climate change
Restoring peat moors degraded by farming may prove a relatively inexpensive way of tackling climate change.
‘Hugely important’ Iron Age settlement found
Roman and early Saxon finds were also discovered at the settlement, which was previously unknown.
India launches second Moon mission
Five women shaking up the science world
Russia alarmed by large fall in bee populations
Moon Landing: 50 years on
How Apollo 11 brought humanity together
How did the US put the first men on the Moon?
Will humans be back on the Moon by 2024?
The fight for Dragon Island
Russian Moon project leaves crew hungry for steak
Should I offset my summer holiday flights?
Who are Extinction Rebellion and what do they want?
The French city of Bordeaux hits its highest temperature since records began with 41.2C (106.1F).
Archaeologists say the remains of a high-ranking fighter are among the most significant ever found.
Hundreds of thousands of people lost power after storms dumped up to 3in (7.6cm) of rainfall.
With a year to go until the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, meet the robots that will be used on site at the events.
Low rainfall over several years is blamed for flows in a picturesque river dipping by two-thirds.
Tracy and Dean Tweedy say they received death threats and abuse after two lynx died in a week.
Mayor: How I’m signed up to climate change and coal mine
Local Democracy Reporting Service
The elected Mayor of Copeland has insisted the council is “fully signed up to the climate change agenda” despite his support for a new coal mine.
Mike Starkie made the comments after campaigners opposed to a £165m mine planned for West Cumbria descended on Whitehaven over the weekend.
Protestors from Extinction Rebellion marched from Haig Pit museum to Copeland council’s Market Hall to express their concerns, though the plans were agreed at county level.
Mr Starkie told a council executive meeting: “At the end of the day there is a climate change agenda that we’re 100% bought into and we are absolutely understand, but there is an economic agenda as well – and we need a balance.”
We need renewable energy and the last time I checked you still need steel for the windmills and that’s what the coking coal is being mined to produce.”
Met Office warns of risk of severe thunderstorms in Cumbria
The Met Office says scattered thunderstorms will move quickly north overnight.
The yellow warning says some places will miss the storms, but where they do appear there could be frequent lightning with power black-outs, hail, gusty winds and a few sudden downpours.
Builders find a red and white milk snake slithering around in the dirt on a construction site.