Weekly Earth News Round Up: August 21st

 Total Solar Eclipse Today; Warmest July; and How Animals First Appeared on 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. 

Here’s What You Need To Know About The Total Solar Eclipse

Today the moon will completely eclipse the sun, and people all over the U.S. will watch – here’s everything you need to know.

How Solar Eclipses and Tides Proved the Earth Is Slowing Down

Here’s a fascinating Op-Ed from Space.com that offers a theory about how the Earth’s rotation is actually slowing down.

For the Second Consecutive Year, Earth Has Recorded Its Warmest July on Record

Global temperatures last month tied for the warmest on record for any July in 137 years, according to NASA.

Trump to Reverse Obama-Era Order Aimed At Planning for Climate Change

President Trump signed an executive order that would streamline the approval process for building infrastructure by eliminating a planning step related to climate change and flood dangers.

Earth-Like Planet In Star System Only 16 Light Years Away

Astrophysicists have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away.

Another Climate-Change Nightmare: 91 New Volcanoes Beneath Antarctica’s Ice

University of Edinburgh researchers recently announced the discovery of 91 previously unknown volcanoes under west Antarctica.

Mystery of How First Animals Appeared on Earth Solved

New research has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which humans would not exist.

Cool .Earth Site Alert: Mossy.Earth

Please be sure to check out Mossy.Earth, a social enterprise whose main aim is, by planting trees, to deliver real environmental change and make a positive impact on the state of the planet’s wildernesses and forests.

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