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European Sentinel satellites to map global CO2 emissions

European Sentinel satellites to map global CO2 emissions

Science
German manufacturer OHB-System has signed a €445m (£400m) contract to begin construction of a satellite network to monitor carbon dioxide.The CO2M constellation will consist in the first instance of two spacecraft, but there is an option for a third.The platforms will track the greenhouse gas across the globe, helping nations assess the scale of their emissions. Under the Paris climate accord, countries must compile CO2 inventories. CO2M will provide supporting data.The aim is to launch the OHB spacecraft in 2025 so they can inform the international stocktake that will report in 2028.CO2M falls under the European Union's Copernicus Earth observation programme. This flies a series of satellite se
Coronavirus: Spain drives fears of European ‘second wave’

Coronavirus: Spain drives fears of European ‘second wave’

World
Spain is taking new measures to cut a spike in coronavirus cases, amid fears of a more widespread "second wave".Catalonia has closed its nightlife for two weeks but cities outside the north-eastern region are also seeing a surge.The UK says all returning from Spain must self-isolate. Norway has similar rules and France has a travel warning.France and Germany have also both seen new cases rise, as nations grapple between staving off fresh outbreaks and reopening economies.The European rises are echoed in far bigger increases across the rest of the globe, with record daily new-infection figures of around 280,000 in both of the past two days."While no country is unaffected, this rise is driven by high transmission in large and popul...
Pandemic creates action-packed weekend in European horse racing

Pandemic creates action-packed weekend in European horse racing

Sports
July 3 (UPI) -- A weekend like no other -- ever -- awaits horse racing fans in Europe and the U.K., as schedule changes forced by the COVID-19 pandemic find the Investec Derby and Oaks both run on Saturday on Epsom Downs and the French equivalents following just a day later across the Channel at Chantilly. And, for icing on the cake, two-time Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Enable -- denied a triple in the iconic race last year -- kicks off her return campaign Sunday in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. Advertisement The pandemic truly has created havoc in racing and the Derby for the first time will be run with no spectators in the stands, or even on the adjacent hill, long popular with racegoers. But these two days of racing will be something to remember. Here's a look: The Derby Th...
Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley: Dyche committed to European hopefuls Burnley

Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley: Dyche committed to European hopefuls Burnley

Sports
Burnley boss Sean Dyche said he remains committed to the club after they boosted their hopes of qualifying for Europe with victory at Crystal Palace.The Clarets have had a challenging time since lockdown, with the failure to extend a number of first-team players' contracts meaning Dyche has only been able to name a seven-strong substitutes' bench, comprised mainly of individuals from the club's academy.However, after suffering a 5-0 loss at Manchester City in their first game back after the Premier League's 100-day suspension because of coronavirus, they have now won successive games 1-0 to take them up to eighth in the table. "In the 100 days from the start of lockdown to the end, the dynami...
European virus hotspots see record lows in numbers of new cases

European virus hotspots see record lows in numbers of new cases

World
Some countries are preparing to ease coronavirus restrictions after record lows in the numbers of new cases.France, Italy and Spain have registered the lowest daily death tolls for weeks: France reported 135 deaths; Spain's 164 was the lowest figure since mid-March; and Italy's 174 was the lowest in two months. In Italy, which had some of the world's most severe restrictions, one of the first steps towards normal life comes today, with the reopening of parks and public gardens. ...