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Weekly Earth News Round Up: August 14th

Climate Change Massively Impacting the U.S.; Retaliation Against Government Scientist; and Exploring 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.

Climate Change Now Impacting U.S., Government Report Warns

A scientific review prepared for a massive U.S. government report on climate change forcefully asserts that human activity is changing the global climate – and that the U.S. is already feeling the effects.

USDA Office Told to Use ‘Weather Extremes’ Instead of ‘Climate Change’

Officials at a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) office told staffers to avoid the term “climate change” in their communications and use language like “weather extremes” instead.

Government Scientist Claims Retaliation for Speaking out About Climate Change

Here’s a story about how a U.S. Department of the Interior scientist had his job reassigned because he raised a flag about climate change and its impact on three native Alaskan villages.

What Would It Take to Wipe Out All Life on Earth?

According to a new study, there are three different scenarios in which all life on Earth could be extinguished: large asteroid impacts, supernova explosions, and the cataclysm resulting from a gamma-ray burst.

Drone Tech Offers New Ways to Manage Climate Change

Cornell researchers are using drone technology to more accurately measure surface reflectivity on the landscape, a technological advance that could offer a new way to manage climate change.

Microsoft’s Cloud Serves Up Energy Emissions Data in Near Real-Time

Microsoft now has a solution that provides a real-time view into the carbon dioxide, sulphur and other atmospheric-polluting gases produced by power plants.

Apple is Seeking Map Experts Skilled in Geospatial Information Services

Apple is looking to hire more geospatial experts to help enhance Apple maps, and expand the company’s footprint in augmented reality and ‘autonomous systems.’

Cool .Earth Site Alert: Xplore.Earth

Please be sure to check out Xplore.Earth, an organization that offers highly curated journeys and expeditions to some of the world’s most special locations.

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