Weekly Earth News Round Up: September 6th

Earth Narrowly Missed by Asteroid; Obama and Climate Change; and Greening Your Lawn

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.

Earth Just Narrowly Missed Getting Hit by an Asteroid

An asteroid gave Earth a close shave Sunday on August 28th, just a day after astronomers first spotted the object.

Obama to Announce New Climate Change Help for Island Nations

President Barack Obama recently announced $40 million in programs to help island nations and other communities vulnerable to climate change.

Scientists Say Earth-Like World Could Be Mankind’s Future Home

According to scientists, the newly discovered  Earth-sized planet called Proxima could potentially sustain life, and be our future home.

‘Strong Signal’ From Space Sparks Curiosity About Life Beyond Earth

Scientists at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence are investigating “a strong signal,” which could be a communication from another world.

Nearly 15 Percent of Earth’s Land is Now Protected

Nearly 15 percent of land on earth is now protected, though some key areas needed to preserve biodiversity have been left out, according to a new report. 

Fossil Find Points to Life on Earth 3.7 Billion Years Ago

Life on Earth is even older than we thought, Australian scientists said last week as they unveiled fossils dating back a staggering 3.7 billion years.

Alaska Has Finally Been Mapped as Precisely as Mars

The White House, the National Science Foundation, and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) released the most accurate digital elevation maps of Alaska ever created.

Cool .Earth Website Alert: Greenify

Please be sure to check out Greenify.Earth, which is a provider of eco-friendly paint that makes your lawn look ever more green.

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