Relics of the Reservation

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Last updated: 10th November 2014
Acid rain has long been identified as having a negative impact on the environment, causing serious damage to forests and vegetation. It is caused by emissions of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide reacting with rainwater passing through the atmosphere, creating and acid. Acids normally have a low pH value.
Radio telescopes are instruments that are used to detect radio signals in space. They are also invaluable for collecting data from satellites and tracking their position.
The primary means of putting a payload into space is the rocket. Rockets have been around for hundreds of years, but it wasn't until the Second World War that their potential for delivering a payload, in this case a bomb, was seriously developed.
Chimpanzees and other life forms are often used in labs for scientific studies. Sadly, some of these studies harm the creatures being studied, some don't. All are intended to further scientific knowledge, some are also intended to support commercial interests.
The SETI Institute is an organisation that is involved in the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. It is involved in a number of activities that are intended to discover other intelligent life in the Universe.
There is a decline in the Bee population. This has been linked to pesticides and habitat loss.
The Earth has an ionosphere caused by ultra violet rays breaking apart atoms of air, ionising it. The Moon does not have an atmosphere and so should not have an ionosphere, but it does. It was discovered that ultra violet rays were acting on grains of dust ionising them, and the Moon is a very dusty place.
Huge swathes of forest in the Northern latitudes have been damaged by acid rain
Radio telescopes usually have a central antenna that picks up the signals reflected from a a large disc surrounding it.
Early rockets weere highly prone to failure on launch, blowing up  shortly after take off.
Planet of the Apes is a film franchise that explores the possibility of other primates becoming the dominant species on Earth.
It is not well understood what the consequences of an encounter with alien species would be.
Bees are an essential part of the well being of Earth's Eco-system. Their decline is worrying scientists all over the world.
The Moon does actually have a very thin atmosphere caused by gases escaping from rocks.
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