Weekly Earth News Round Up: May 16th
Earth’s Plants Threatened with Extinction; Earth Day and Capitalism; and Laser-Zapping Meteorites
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.
One-Fifth of Earth’s Plants Threatened with Extinction
According to a new study, nearly one-fifth of the Earth’s plants are destined for extinction – however researchers believe that this is reversible.
After Earth Day: How Capitalist Ideas Can Save the Planet
Here’s an interesting take on how clean energy – including solar and wind energy – will both save the planet and be a strong business driver.
Kepler Telescope Discovers 100 Earth-Sized Planets
NASA’s Kepler telescope has discovered more than 100 Earth-sized planets orbiting alien stars, along with nine small planets within so-called habitable zones.
Laser-Zapping Scientists will Save the Earth from Meteorite Destruction
Californian scientists are testing a system that will use high-energy lasers to vaporize rocks from outer space.
How Satellites Can Help Monitor the Health of Planet Earth
According to the European Space Agency, next-generation satellites will play a critical role in helping monitor the environmental health of Earth.
As Global Temperatures Rise, Children Must Be Central in Climate Change Debates
A new report points out how children are largely left out of discussions about appropriate responses to climate change. However, Voices.Earth is well ahead of the curve on this one – with our incredibly popular Earth Day 2016 podcast with a five-year-old girl.
Canadian Teen Discovers Hidden Mayan City with the Help of Google Earth
A Canadian teenager found a possible Mayan City hiding beneath thick canopy of the Yucatan jungle by using modern satellite imagery and Mayan astronomy.