Could Moon Mining Mission Be the Key to Sustainable Rocket Fuel?

A mission to mine on the moon could be the key to creating sustainable rocket fuel. That’s the verdict from the European Space Agency (ESA) and the ArianeGroup, which have signed a one-year contract to prepare for a space-based mission with the aim of mining regolith ore. They say it …

French Study Finds Harmful Chemicals in Disposable Diapers

Banned substances and probable carcinogens are not what any parent wants next to their baby’s sensitive skin. Parents in France are worried that disposable diapers are harming their babies. A new study, just published on Wednesday, revealed a number of harmful substances in diapers, including banned chemicals and the weedkiller …

Tommy Hilfiger Unzips 100% Recycled Luxury Denim Range

Luxury global fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger has unveiled plans to launch a range of 100% recycled cotton denim styles this spring. They include mom jeans, a unisex oversized trucker jacket and modern tapered jeans and will be made from leftover cotton that may otherwise have been lost from cutting tables …

Architects Propose Turning Buckingham Palace into Affordable Housing

It’s time to end restrictive single family zoning and intensify an underdeveloped, underutilized urban resource. Times are tough in the UK, not knowing whether it is in or out of Europe and the economy under stress. It is particularly hard for senior citizens; on MNN I have written about programs …

Beef-Eating ‘Must Fall Drastically’ as World Population Grows

People in rich nations will have to make big cuts to the amount of beef and lamb they eat if the world is to be able to feed 10 billion people, according to a new report. These cuts and a series of other measures are also needed to prevent catastrophic …

2050: A New Deadline for a Zero-Carbon Europe

The EU has adopted a long-term strategy for achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The timing couldn’t be better, with the kick-off of the 24th global climate summit in Poland where the EU can preside as a global leader on climate change, coaxing others to raise the bar on global climate action. The …