Weekly Earth News Round Up: September 11th

 Fox News and Hurricanes; Re-Engineering Earth; and a Geospatial Essay Contest

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.

Fox News Admitted That Climate Change Made Hurricane Irma Stronger

Our fossil-fuel consumption undoubtedly helped set the stage for Irma to become as big as it did, which was actually acknowledged by Fox News.

Climate, Power, Money and Sorrow: Lessons of Hurricane Harvey

Here’s an interesting analysis from NPR about the lessons learned from this year’s already devastating hurricane season. 

Jim Bridenstine, the Climate Change Denier Trump Picked To Head NASA

Climate change denying Republican Congressman Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma has been tapped by President Donald Trump to head NASA.

Could ‘Re-Engineering’ Earth Help Ease the Hurricane Threat?

Scientists say seeding the stratosphere with tiny particles could reduce the number of hurricanes by 50 percent.

How the Strongest Solar Flare in a Decade Is Affecting Earth

Last week, the sun unleashed two monster solar flares, the second of which was the most powerful we’ve seen in more than a decade.

Close-Flying Asteroid Is So Huge It Has Its Own Moons

Asteroid Florence, which flew by Earth last week, was so big that it actually had two moons orbiting around it.

USGIF Opens Geospatial Intelligence Essay Contest

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) has partnered with NVIDIA to offer an essay challenge to individuals attending and/or working at one of USGIF’s 14 accredited universities.

Cool .Earth Site Alert: Barry.Earth

Please be sure to check out Barry.Earth, a company that develops new suspension systems for mountain rescue vehicles.

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