Weekly Earth News Round Up: March 21st
Trump to Gut the EPA; Republicans Fight Trump on Global Warming; and Bowie Stamps Falling to 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.
President Trump’s First Budget Would Gut Funding for the EPA
President Donald Trump has finalized his first budget for the federal government, a blueprint that would make deep cuts in the Environmental Protection Agency and other domestic programs while significantly increasing spending on the military.
In Challenge To Trump, 17 Republicans Join Fight Against Global Warming
Seventeen congressional Republicans recently signed a resolution vowing to seek “economically viable” ways to stave off global warming, challenging the stated views of President Donald Trump, who has called climate change a hoax.
Pentagon Chief Says Climate Change Threatens Security
Unlike some in the Trump administration, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis believes that climate change is real and that it poses a threat to international security.
Map Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Health Across U.S.
A new study from 11 medical organizations shows this map of how climate change will negatively impact health across the U.S.
Great Barrier Reef Bleaching From Climate Change May Be Irreversible
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef may never recover from last year’s warming-driven coral bleaching, according to new research.
A Bunch of David Bowie Commemorative Stamps Are Falling to Earth
As a tribute to David Bowie, the U.K.’s Royal Mail launched 52 sets of their commemorative David Bowie stamps into the sky.
GEOINT 2017 Registration Now Open
The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) opened registration for its GEOINT 2017 Symposium, taking place June 4-7 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Cool .Earth Site Alert: WhatCanYouDo.Earth
Please be sure to check out WhatCanYouDo.Earth, a UK-based nonprofit that aims to mobilize and motivate individuals to make a commitment to supporting Sustainable Development Goals.