Weekly Earth News Round Up: July 17
Massive Earth Extinction Coming; Antarctica Iceberg Problem; and an Uninhabitable 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.
Earth On Way to the Biggest Mass Extinction Since the Dinosaurs
Earth’s sixth mass extinction is already underway, meaning thousands of species are at risk of disappearing forever, scientists have warned.
An Iceberg the Size of Delaware Broke Off of Antarctica
A block of ice the size of Delaware broke away from Antarctica and may have altered the profile of the continent’s western peninsula for decades to come.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory Sees Sunspot Turn Toward Earth
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, a space probe dedicated to the study of the sun, has captured footage of a sunspot rotating towards Earth.
The Uninhabitable Earth
“If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible.” This is the opening statement from a recent New York Magazine article that is capturing global attention.
Climate Change Will Deepen Economic Disparity in the U.S.
A new study found that rising temperatures will cause the poorest to suffer the most, even in the wealthiest nation in the world.
Google Earth to Include User Photos and Stories in Coming Years
Alphabet wants users to post millions of stories, video and photos on its Google Earth platform in the next few years.
Sustainable Tourism: A Journey, Not a Destination
At last month’s Sustainable Tourism Summit, a key discussion topic was how stakeholders across the tourism industry could collaboratively ensure the ecological, economic and cultural sustainability of destinations.
Cool .Earth Site Alert: Tilta.Earth
Please be sure to check out Tilta.Earth, a Germany-based laser tag academy and facility.