Weekly Earth News Round Up: September 5th

 Hurricane Harvey and Climate Change; Pope Francis and Earth; and Asteroid Florence

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. 

Harvey Sparks Debate Over Hurricanes, Climate Change

Hurricane Harvey’s devastation is sparking a major debate regarding climate change and hurricanes.

Pope Francis to World Leaders: ‘Listen to the Cry of the Earth’

Pope Francis recently called upon world leaders to “listen to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor, who suffer most because of the unbalanced ecology.”

Huge Asteroid ‘Florence’ Zooms Past Earth in Record-Breaking Flyby

A mountain-size space rock cruised past Earth on September 1st in a record-breaking encounter that has long had scientists very excited.

Scientists Discovered Earth-Like Planets That Could Potentially Support Life

The Hubble Telescope team has discovered the potential for “substantial amounts of water” on four of seven Earth-sized planets found earlier this year.

Hot Spots in a Freezing Ocean Offer Lessons in Climate Change

Researchers with the British Antarctic Survey offered a glimpse of the impact of climate change by dropping heated panels into the ocean.

See One of Earth’s Driest Places Experience Rare Flower Bloom

One of the driest regions on Earth has transformed nearly overnight from a sparse desert into a beautiful garden of many colors. 

Spaceflight’s BlackSky Wins $16.4 Millions Air Force Geospatial Contract

BlackSky has been awarded a two-year, $16.4 million contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory to deliver a cloud-based platform that can provide geospatial intelligence to government agencies. 

Green Business Summit Aims To Spur National Investment

A new green business summit in New England is aiming to help spur national investments into progressive and pro-environment organizations.

Cool .Earth Site Alert: Glam.Earth

Please be sure to check out Glam.Earth, a site that offers eco-friendly beauty products and natural makeovers.

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