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EPA states guideline of mercury emissions not “suitable and required”

EPA states guideline of mercury emissions not “suitable and required”

Enlarge / An eastbound Norfolk Southern Corp. unit coal train passes through Waddy, Kentucky. On Friday, the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it did not think that current mercury emissions rules placed on coal-fired power plants were "appropriate and necessary," based on the agency's revised look at the costs and benefits of…
EPA to keep Obama-era mercury guidelines, however make it more difficult to tighten them

EPA to keep Obama-era mercury guidelines, however make it more difficult...

Enlarge / Smokestacks at Pacificorp’s 1,000MW coal-fired power plant on October 9, 2017 outside Huntington, Utah. According to a report from Bloomberg, the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not considering a roll back of Obama-era rules regulating industrial emissions of mercury. When the rules were codified in 2015, they required coal plants to add…
Mercury-Bound BepiColombo will Start Utilizing one of the most Effective Ion Engines Ever Sent Out to Area

Mercury-Bound BepiColombo will Start Utilizing one of the most Effective Ion...

A handful of spacecraft have used ion engines to reach their destinations, but none have been as powerful as the engines on the BepiColombo spacecraft. BepiColombo is a joint mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA.) It was launched on October 20, 2018, and has gone through weeks…
How Science Journalism Assisted Me End Up Being a Much Better Sci-Fi Author

How Science Journalism Assisted Me End Up Being a Much Better...

Hello all. I hope our readers don’t mind that I’m taking a bit of a diversion here today to engage in a little shameless self-promotion. Basically, I wanted to talk about my recently-published novel – The Jovian Manifesto. This book is the sequel to The Cronian Incident, which was published last year (and was a…
These Objectives Paved BepiColombo’s Method To Mercury

These Objectives Paved BepiColombo’s Method To Mercury

artist's interpretation featuring the smallest planet of the solar system The ESA's BepiColombo mission blasted off over the weekend on its way to Mercury, but it's not the first spacecraft to explore the small planet closest to the Sun. The first, Mariner 10, swung past Mercury three times in 1974 and 1975 on a test drive…
Was Einstein Incorrect? Tomorrow Starts A Seven-Year Mission To Mercury To Fine-tune Spacetime

Was Einstein Incorrect? Tomorrow Starts A Seven-Year Mission To Mercury To...

BepiColumbo will shed light on when the innermost planet Mercury formed, and its strange chemical composition.ESA/ATG medialab We know everything there is to know about the planets in the solar system, don't we? Though all of the planets have been visited or photographed at least once by a spacecraft, Mercury – one of the closest…
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