Deforestation rates in the Amazon, the world’s biggest rain forest, more than doubled in May as Brazilian farmers become more confident they’ll be granted amnesty for illegal logging.
Brazil would lose about $100 billion in agricultural output if the senate rejects legislation that forgives farmers for illegally clearing protected rainforest, said Senator Katia Abreu.
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA and the low-cost arms of Air France-KLM Group and Deutsche Lufthansa AG gained in Europe’s discount-airline market as they added routes faster than regional industry leader Ryanair Holdings Plc.
Failure to invest in the next frontier of human space travel would be both a “big disappointment” and a danger to mankind, said Gwynne Shotwell, president of Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
The U.K. named a former Apache helicopter pilot to be the first astronaut it will put into space in more than 20 years following an increase in government investment in space research.
India is preparing to launch a spacecraft to Mars tomorrow, striving to put a probe into orbit around the red planet before China and Japan.
India called off a launch of a rocket designed to carry large satellites into space after a leak was detected in its fuel system, marking a third consecutive failure of the technology.
India began its first mission to Mars, seeking to beat China to the red planet and showcase the South Asian nation’s push for technological development.