Wildfires Rage in California; Republicans and Climate Change; and a UFO in Australia

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.

Firefighters Defend Homes as Huge California Wildfire Rages

Firefighters grappling with a wildfire that has burned out of control for nearly 14 days on California’s scenic coastline, destroying more than 700 homes, sought to defend homes from flames whipped by resurgent Santa Ana winds.

What Republicans Think About Climate Change — in Maps

Over the past two decades, Republicans have grown increasingly doubtful about climate change – this NY Times map shows how the trend has stretched across the U.S.

How France’s Macron is Becoming the World’s Climate Change Leader

Climate change has been one of French President Emmanuel Macron’s signature issues, which has been reinforced by his campaign called “Make Our Planet Great Again.”

Video of a Starving Polar Bear Shows How Global Warming is Destroying Wildlife

A video of a starving wild polar bear roaming around dry land looking for food has gone viral, and is another sign of the devastation of climate change.

Earth’s Mysterious Hum Recorded Underwater for First Time

Scientists have recently recorded the low-level hum from our ocean’s floors that the Earth emits on a 24/7 basis.

Human-Sized Penguins Once Waddled the Earth

Scientists recently found a 60-million year old fossil of a penguin that was just shy of being six-feet tall.

Planet-Sized UFO Hovered Over Australia?

Could this possibly be a UFO that was captured on film flying over Australia?

Cool .Earth Site Alert: Collect.Earth

Please be sure to check out Collect.Earth, a free open-source solution that leverages Google Earth for environmental monitoring.