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Weekly Earth News Round Up: August 8th

2015 Climate Records; Presidential Campaign and Climate Change; and Uber Invests in Mapping Solution

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.

The Planet Set All Kinds of Crazy Climate Records in 2015

The Earth reached record warm temperatures in 2015, and brought both an exceptionally strong El Nino and record high levels of greenhouses gases in the atmosphere.

Clinton, Trump Show Stark Contrast on Climate Change

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have starkly different views on global warming, as recently highlighted by USA Today.

White House Directs Federal Agencies to Consider Climate Change

U.S. federal agencies should disclose whether their actions and decisions will have an impact on climate change, the White House recently announced.

9 of the Most Unusual Forests on Earth

Mother Nature Network is offering this slide show of the nine most unusual forests on Earth.

Uber to Invest $500 Million in Global Mapping Project Led By Google Earth Creator

Ride hailing company Uber is planning to spend $500 million on a global mapping project in an effort to reduce its reliance on Google Maps.

Climate Change Set to Increase Turbulence for Airplanes

Climate change will have “severe consequences” for planes trying to take off and increase the chance of in-flight turbulence, according to the United Nations.

Climate Change Could Leave 2M U.S. Homes Underwater — Literally

New research shows that unchecked climate change could leave 1.9 million homes underwater by 2100.

Washington, D.C. Now Has Google Earth 3D

Google has recently pushed out a number of new 3D areas, which now includes Washington, D.C.

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