Weekly Earth News Round Up: March 13th

NOAA Budget to be Slashed; Eco-Win in South Africa; and Teenager to Plant 1 Trillion Trees

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.

White House Proposes Steep Budget Cut to Leading Climate Science Agency

The Trump administration is seeking to slash the budget of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the government’s premier climate science agency by 17 percent. 

Past Disasters Reveal Terrifying Future of Climate Change

According to a new study, sudden changes in climate have been historically deadly for humans, and could serve as a sign of bad things to come for humanity.

Eco-Warriors Win First South Africa Climate Change Case

South African environmental activists recently declared a major victory after winning the country’s first climate change case and forcing the government to reassess the impact of a coal power plant.

Teenager is on Track to Plant a Trillion Trees

German teenager Felix Finkbeiner has led an effort to plant more than 14 billion trees in more than 130 nations – with the goal of seeding one trillion trees.

Eating Healthier Food Could Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Some relatively small diet tweaks could add up to significant inroads in addressing climate change, according to a new study.

Watching Planet Earth II Can Make You Happier

A new international study claims that watching nature programs like Planet Earth II on TV can make you happier and reduces stress.

Geospatial Analytics Can Give Your Business a Competitive Edge

According to this recent CIO Magazine article, combining geographic information system (GIS) and Internet of Things/sensor data with data from operations, customers, finance and marketing will lead to a tremendous competitive advantage.

Cool .Earth Site Alert: Unplugged.Earth

Please be sure to check out Unplugged.Earth, a consultancy that helps businesses to transition to renewable energy.

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