Sep 2016 news - Summary of Sep news

The US and China, together responsible for 40% of the world's carbon emissions, both ratify the Paris global climate agreement

NASA launches OSIRIS-REx, its first asteroid sample return mission. The probe will visit Bennu and is expected to return with samples in 2023

North Korea conduct biggest nuclear test.

Investigator conclude that Flight 17 of Malaysia airline was shot down by a Missle. Missle came from Russia controlled area.

Global CO2 levels exceed 400 ppm at the time of year normally associated with minimum levels. A 400 ppm level is believed to be higher than anything experienced in human history

Two paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, Seascape at Scheveningen and Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen, stolen on December 7, 2002 from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam are recovered, with a combined value of $100 million