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Unexplained extinction of sharks 19 million years ago

Sharks 19 million years ago Washington, Jun 5 (Plenglish) Shark populations became extinct 19 million years ago without the occurrence of any climate event or changes in the ecosystem, a study published in Science magazine revealed. A team of scientists from Yale University, in the United States, headed by Elizabeth…

Ford follows GM, VW with two new dedicated EV platforms by 2025

Ford Motor Co (F.N) will announce on Wednesday that it is developing two dedicated all-electric vehicle platforms, one for full-size trucks and SUVs, the other for cars and smaller SUVs, as part of a strategy to catch General Motors Co (GM.N), Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) and Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) in the…

Carbon emissions drop across Europe in 2020 – Eurostat

Carbon emissions from use of fossil fuels fell across the European Union last year, the bloc’s statistics office estimated on Friday, citing COVID-19 restrictions that shut down travel and factories across the region. CO2 emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels – such as oil, coal and natural gas –…

Spanish astrophysicists discover a new region of the Milky Way.

A team of researchers from the Spanish Astrobiology Center (CAB) has presented the most accurate map of the Milky Way to date, and described the existence of the “Cepheus spur,” a formation of blue stars hotter than the sun that had remained hidden until now. The team put together the…

Nature and society are major issues in Cuba´s scientific program.

Matanzas, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Habitat management is one of the scientific programs carried out today by Cuban specialists in the western province of Matanzas, with a common approach to nature and society managements. ‘Sometimes it is thought that the environment is only an environmental issue when social and local…

Chinese automaker Geely sets up new Electric Vehicle brand

HANGZHOU, March 23 (Xinhua) — Chinese automaker Geely on Tuesday set up a new electric vehicle (EV) brand with a registered capital of 2 billion yuan (307.2 million U.S. dollars), according to company sources. The new brand, named Zeekr, will be a joint venture between Geely Auto and its parent…

Buena Fe group to premiere song dedicated to Cuban scientists

Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The premiere of the musical theme ‘La fuerza de un pais’ (The Strength of a Country), a tribute to scientists by the Buena Fe group, will take place on Tuesday on Havana Radio at 7:00 p.m. local time. From the radio station of the Office…

EU sustainable finance advisers say green means green

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Economic activities should be labelled as green investments only if they truly contribute to science-based goals to fight climate change, European Union advisers said on Friday, as countries in the bloc battle over whether to weaken planned finance rules. The European Commission has delayed finalising the climate…

Regent honeyeater, Endangered bird ‘has forgotten its song’

A rare songbird has become so threatened that it has started to lose its song, say scientists. The regent honeyeater, once abundant in south-eastern Australia, is now listed as critically endangered; just 300 individuals remain in the world. “They don’t get the chance to hang around with other honeyeaters and…

Spain Puts European Recovery Funds Into Electric Car Push

Spain’s first payout of coronavirus recovery funds will target clean transportation, with a still-in-development plan to create a domestic industrial supply chain for electric vehicles and their supporting battery manufacturing capacity. A public-private partnership for battery manufacturing in Catalonia is the first strategic project within the Spanish recuperation, transformation and…