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Exoplanets 101: Looking for life beyond our Solar System

Seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our Galaxy called Trappist-1, revealed Wednesday, are the most recent — and arguably the most spectacular — in a string of exoplanet discoveries going back 20 years.

London to tax old cars to combat air pollution

Motorists in London who own old polluting vehicles are to be hit with a new charge from October, Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Friday, two days after the EU ordered Britain to cut air pollution.

Seagrass on decline, jeopardizing human, coral health: study

Underwater meadows of seagrass offer important protection against pollution to both humans and coral reefs, but are in jeopardy worldwide due to climate change, sewage and agricultural runoff, researchers said Thursday.

Sea ice at poles hit record low for January

The amount of sea ice at the Earth’s poles fell to a record low for January, while the planet’s temperatures last month were the third highest in modern times, US government scientists said Thursday.

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