Weekly Earth News Round Up: August 15th

 The Olympics and Climate Change; Rising Sea Levels; and Earth in 100 Years

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.

Olympics Ceremony Shines Spotlight on Climate Change

Along with the fireworks and samba party of the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics came stark warnings about rising sea levels and global temperatures.

Earth Used Up Its “Annual Budget” of Resources for the Year

According to the Global Footprint Network, the Earth has officially reached its annual “Overshoot Day,” marking the moment when humanity used up every renewable natural resource necessary to live sustainably for one year.  

Climate Change Already Accelerating Sea Level Rise, Study Finds

Greenhouse gases are already having an accelerating effect on sea level rise, but the impact has so far been masked by the cataclysmic 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines, according to a new study.

This Is What Earth Will Look Like in 100 Years — If We’re Lucky

Business Insider is offering this preview of what live on Earth could be like in 100 years thanks to climate change.

Web Tool Lets Anyone See Effect of Climate Change on Home Cities

A new web tool called Climate Explorer allows anyone to find out how climate change will affect the city where they live.

NASA to Build Full-Scale Deep Space Habitat on Earth

NASA is looking at developing other deep space habitats from different companies and is planning to build full-scale model of each here on Earth.

Scientists Identify 20 Alien Worlds Most Likely to Be Like Earth

An international team of researchers has identified the 20 most Earth-like worlds among the more than 4,000 candidates.

Meet the People Who Believe the Earth Is Flat

Here’s a fascinating look at the people – and their theories – that believe the Earth is actually flat.

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