Weekly Earth News Round Up: October 2nd

Climate Change and Hurricanes; B.o.B. Launches Flat Earth Crowd Funding Campaign; and Oldest Evidence of Life

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.

Most Now See Climate Change as Responsible for Hurricane Severity

More than half of Americans now see climate change as being responsible for the severity of recent hurricanes – an about-face from 12 years ago, when most attributed it to happenstance.

Rapper B.o.B Wants to Launch a Satellite to See if the Earth Is Flat

Atlanta-based rapper B.o.B launched a GoFundMe campaign aimed at launching satellites into space to prove that the Earth is flat. As of September 28, he has only received a little more than $3,000 in donations.

Scientists Say They’ve Found “Oldest Evidence” of Life on Earth

Scientists in Canada have found the “oldest evidence” of life on Earth embedded in rocks dating back billions of years.

World Wildlife Fund’s Cascading Materials Vision for the Future

Earlier this summer, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) launched the Cascading Materials Vision, a platform that seeks to enable a global system of efficient materials management, creating markets that better the reuse of materials to reduce waste. And, it’s been gaining traction.

Climate Change in New Jersey? It’s Here

Climate change is happening in New Jersey, and some of its impacts are already occurring: warmer summers, more days of extreme rainfalls, and increased frequency and intensity of floods due to rising sea levels.

Billionaire Designer James Dyson is on a Mission to Save The Planet — Just Like Elon Musk

Last week, the designer James Dyson said his company would spend nearly $3 billion to introduce an all-electric car by 2020.

Cool .Earth Site Alert: Therightsoflivingthings.Earth

Please be sure to check out Therightsoflivingthings.Earth, a website that seeks to encourage discussion and debate about the way life is defined and valued.

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