Weekly Earth News Round Up: July 11th

Climate Change and Global Health; BAE Systems and Army Geospatial Contract; and Tony Bennett Loves a Photo of Earth

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.

Climate Change Health Impacts Loom Large

The world should brace for potentially devastating impacts on human health due to climate change, according to top policy makers and officials from around the globe.

This Year the Earth Adds Another ‘Leap Second’

One “leap second” will be added to the very last second of the year on Dec. 31 in order to keep clocks in sync with the shifts in the Earth’s rotation angle, according to the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service.

Climate Change Claims a Lake, and an Identity

The New York Times recently published this photo essay about how climate change caused Bolivia’s second-largest lake to completely dry up.

Climate Change Chief Christiana Figueres Enters Race to Head UN

Christiana Figueres, the UN official who helped steer the Paris climate change accord to success, has entered the race to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the organization’s next secretary-general.

BAE Systems to Assist Army with Geospatial Intelligence Systems

BAE Systems recently won a contract to assist in the development of next-generation geospatial intelligence capabilities for the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command.

How Many People Does it Take to Overpopulate Earth?

Oscar-winning filmmaker Jessica Yu’s population documentary “Misconception” asks how many people are really too many for planet Earth.

‘Otherworldly’ Photos Shot on Earth

Be sure to check out these photos that capture our planet from perspectives rarely seen.

How a Photo of Planet Earth Changed Tony Bennett Forever

“All my life I’ve been a humanist. But what really put this into focus for me was the day, 44 years ago, when I saw this photograph for the first time: our planet Earth, taken from outer space,” said singer Tony Bennett in his new book.

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