Weekly Earth News Round Up: September 19th

 Earth Vulnerable to Asteroid Strike; Hottest August Ever; and Online Bird Songs

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 Vulnerable to Major Asteroid Strike, White House Science Chief Says

The world is still vulnerable to a potentially catastrophic asteroid strike, according to President Barack Obama’s chief science adviser. 

Study: One-Tenth of Earth’s Wilderness Lost Since the 1990s

A new study reveals that about a tenth of the Earth’s wilderness has been lost since the 1990s.

Earth Just Had Its Hottest August on Record, NASA Finds

August 2016 was the warmest such month on record, according to preliminary data released by NASA.

Climate Change and the Next U.S. President

The next president of the United States will need to play a critical role in shaping the country’s climate policy, according to this video from the Council on Foreign Relations.

Auroras Move to the Rhythm of Earth’s Magnetic Field

A recent NASA study has found that auroras move in sync with the Earth’s magnetic field. 

Toyota Constructs Zero-Emissions Building

Toyota has installed stationary pure hydrogen fuel cells at a zero-emissions facility at its Honsha Plant in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. 

‘Brilliant’ Climate Change Cartoon Goes Viral

A cartoon that hilariously explains climate change with stick figures has gone viral – thanks to Tweets from Elon Musk and others.

Cool .Earth Website Alert: BirdTunes.Earth

Please be sure to check out BirdTunes.Earth, which is an online collection of North American bird songs and calls.

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