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  • String of satellites baffles residents, bugs astronomers

    A string of lights that lobbed across the night sky in parts of the U.S. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday had some people wondering if a fleet of UFOs was coming, but it had others-- mostly amateur stargazers and professional astronomers-- lamenting the industrialization of space.

    In this photo taken with a long exposure, a string of SpaceX StarLink satellites passes over an old stone house near Florence, Kan., Thursday, May 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

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Cutting methane emissions key to slowing warming: UN

Industry could cheaply and easily slash humanity's methane emissions by at least 30 per cent in a decade, the United Nations said Thursday, adding that such cuts would slow global warming and prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths.