The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.
How much of the solar system should be designated wilderness? –Most of it, say astrophysicists, if we want to guarantee the future of humanity.
What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane –Five years ago, the flight vanished into the Indian Ocean. Officials on land know more about why than they dare to say.
Hackers behind the world’s deadliest code are probing US power firms –-A group called Xenotime, which began by targeting oil and gas facilities in the Middle East, now has electrical utilities in the US and Asia in its sights.
US government video taken by the forward-looking infrared system of a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet that encountered an unidentified aircraft off the East Coast in 2015.
Physicists Debate Hawking’s Idea That the Universe Had No Beginning –A recent challenge to Stephen Hawking’s biggest idea — about how the universe might have come from nothing — has cosmologists choosing sides.
Scientists shocked by Arctic permafrost thawing 70 years sooner than predicted –Ice blocks frozen solid for thousands of years destabilized. ‘The climate is now warmer than at any time in last 5,000 years’
A cemetery sitting on melting permafrost tundra at the village of Quinhagak on the Yukon delta in Alaska. The scientists’ findings offer a further sign of a climate emergency. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images
Grand Canyon Will Soon Be a Dark Sky Park –After three years of retrofitting lights, the national park will soon be certified by the International Dark Sky Association
In Los Angeles, only people of color are sentenced to death –The county’s prosecutor has won death sentences for 22 defendants, none of them white, report shows
Concentration Camps Existed Long Before Auschwitz –-From Cuba to South Africa, the advent of barbed wire and automatic weapons allowed the few to imprison the many