Ocean Cleanup to deploy updated version of its plastic-catching barriers

Ocean Cleanup to deploy updated version of its plastic-catching barriers

The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organization developing technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, has launched the second version of its cleanup system.
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New Philadelphia tower aims for LEED Silver certification

New Philadelphia tower aims for LEED Silver certification

U.S.-based design firm Practice for Architecture and Urbanism and real estate company Brandywine Realty Trust have unveiled designs for a pair of towers in University City in West Philadelphia as part of the Schuylkill Yards development project.
New York borough Staten Island building seawall to prepare for climate change

New York borough Staten Island building seawall to prepare for climate change

As climate change brings with it the threat of increasingly violent storms, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and New York State plan to begin construction of a seawall in 2020 to fortify Staten Island's coastline.
NOAA proposes plan to expand killer whale habitat

NOAA proposes plan to expand killer whale habitat

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a proposal to extend critical habitat for the Southern Resident killer whales to better protect the whales as their population continues to decline.
The Secret Service has formally requested two jet skis to better protect the first family

The Secret Service has formally requested two jet skis to better protect the first family

The Secret Service has formally requested the purchase of two Kawasaki jet skis and one dual trailer to better protect President Donald Trump's family when they participate in water sports.
Drones and missiles used in Saudi oil attack launched from Iran

Drones and missiles used in Saudi oil attack launched from Iran

Investigators in Saudi Arabia and the U.S. say there's a "very high probability" that the Saudi oil attack originated from Iran. A source told CNN that U.S.
Newly identified salamander species may be the world's largest amphibian

Newly identified salamander species may be the world's largest amphibian

Researchers in London have identified a new species of salamander that may be the largest amphibian alive today.
Here's why it is so difficult to attempt a moon landing

Here's why it is so difficult to attempt a moon landing

Both Israel and India failed to successfully land lunar probes on the moon earlier this year because of a chain of malfunctions that occurred during the final stages of descent.Israel's Beresheet lander crashed during a landing attempt on April 11.
Chicxulub crater rocks reveal details of asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs

Chicxulub crater rocks reveal details of asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs

A new study led by the University of Texas at Austin analyzed core samples from the Chicxulub crater and used it to assemble a timeline of what happened after the dinosaur-killing asteroid crashed into Earth.