Weekly Earth News Round Up: May 16th

Earth’s Plants Threatened with Extinction; Earth Day and Capitalism; and Laser-Zapping Meteorites

The topic of planet earth is always top-of-mind in the media. Whether it’s coverage about Earth Day, new environmental legislation, or the latest earth-imaging innovations, there is no shortage of stories to keep on top of – which can be overwhelming. This is why Voices.Earth is providing all of the actionable earth news you need in one place with our Weekly Earth News Round Up.

One-Fifth of Earth’s Plants Threatened with Extinction

According to a new study, nearly one-fifth of the Earth’s plants are destined for extinction – however researchers believe that this is reversible.

After Earth Day: How Capitalist Ideas Can Save the Planet

Here’s an interesting take on how clean energy – including solar and wind energy – will both save the planet and be a strong business driver.

Kepler Telescope Discovers 100 Earth-Sized Planets

NASA’s Kepler telescope has discovered more than 100 Earth-sized planets orbiting alien stars, along with nine small planets within so-called habitable zones.

Laser-Zapping Scientists will Save the Earth from Meteorite Destruction

Californian scientists are testing a system that will use high-energy lasers to vaporize rocks from outer space.

How Satellites Can Help Monitor the Health of Planet Earth

According to the European Space Agency, next-generation satellites will play a critical role in helping monitor the environmental health of Earth.

As Global Temperatures Rise, Children Must Be Central in Climate Change Debates

A new report points out how children are largely left out of discussions about appropriate responses to climate change. However, Voices.Earth is well ahead of the curve on this one – with our incredibly popular Earth Day 2016 podcast with a five-year-old girl. 

Canadian Teen Discovers Hidden Mayan City with the Help of Google Earth

A Canadian teenager found a possible Mayan City hiding beneath thick canopy of the Yucatan jungle by using modern satellite imagery and Mayan astronomy.

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