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Fire at SpaceX launch site burns 68 acres at protected refuge killing wildlife

A fire sparked by a SpaceX test at a launch facility in south Texas destroyed 68 acres of bush at a protected reserve on Thursday, wildlife experts say.

The space boom raises environmental questions back on Earth

The space boom raises environmental questions back on Earth

As more communities welcome spaceports, questions are popping up about the facilities' impact on the land and wildlife nearby.
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Space: New frontier for climate change & commodification, or conservation?

Today’s privatization and commodification of space travel dilute this mission and will also likely cause ozone depletion and increased climate change, through the deposition of things like black carbon in the atmosphere.

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Space tourism poses a significant ‘risk to the climate’

Rockets launched by billionaires Elon Musk and Richard Branson emit black carbon in the stratosphere, where it is 500 times worse for the climate than it is on earth.

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Pollution from SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic's rockets may harm human health, climate, study

The pollution from rockets built by SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic could damage human health and hurt the Earth's climate, a new study shows.

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SpaceX Starbase expansion plans will harm endangered species: FWS

For SpaceX to move ahead with Starship plans in Texas, it must reduce harm to endangered species, according to documents from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Former SpaceX engineers got a DOE grant to test zero-emission freight

Former SpaceX engineers got a DOE grant to test zero-emission freight

Parallel Systems, the startup creating autonomous, electric freight trains, will soon be testing its technology thanks to a Department of Energy grant.
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