Weekly Earth News Round Up: June 19th
More About Trump and Climate Change; Sinking Island in Virginia; and Harris Wins Big Geospatial Contract
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.
How Trump Could Slow Climate Change Projects Around the World
Time Magazine is offering this analysis of how President Trump’s climate change policies could negatively impact the entire world.
Donald Trump to Mayor of Island Sinking Due to Climate Change: Don’t Worry About It!
While Virginia’s Tangier Island is shrinking at a rate of 15 feet each year, President Trump told the island’s mayor to “not worry about it.”
Arctic Climate Change Study Canceled Due to Actual Climate Change
In the arctic region, a major climate change study expedition has been rendered unsafe by climate change itself – creating an environment too dangerous for a Canadian research vessel.
Harris Corporation Wins $500 Million Contract to Improve Geospatial Intelligence Searching
Harris Corporation won a five-year contract to improve geospatial-intelligence searching – a deal potentially worth up to $500 million.
Scientists Launch Institute to Save Earth from Asteroid Apocalypse
The B612 Asteroid Institute is gathering scientists from all over the world to conduct research and develop technology to “discover and deflect asteroids.”
Flat Earth Billboard Turning Heads in Philadelphia
A billboard that reads “Research Flat Earth” on a Philadelphia expressway is turning drivers’ heads, and capturing the media’s attention.
Watch Snoop Dogg Narrate Planet Earth’s ‘Iguana Vs. Snake Chase’
Snoop Dogg returned with another edition of his ‘Plizzanet Earth’ series, this time taking on the ‘Iguana Vs. Snake Chase.’
Cool .Earth Site Alert: GLP.Earth
Please be sure to check out GLP.Earth (Global Land Programme), an interdisciplinary community of science and practice fostering the study of land systems and the co-design of solutions for global sustainability.