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Weekly Earth News Round Up: December 19th

Human’s Damage to Earth; Trump and Climate Change; and Esri and Arctic Elevation Data

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 Permanent, Unmistakable Mark Human Beings Have Left on Planet Earth

Humans are profoundly altering the Earth, and our impact is enough to matter across geologic time, according to some experts.

Scientists Copy Climate Change Data in Fear of a Trump Crackdown

Researchers at multiple North American institutions are trying to save as much public environmental data as possible in case the Trump administration orders its removal.

What Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State Would Mean for Climate Change

Time Magazine examines what impact ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson would have on climate change as the new U.S. Secretary of State. 

Department of Energy Defies Trump, Won’t Name Climate Change Workers

The Department of Energy is refusing the Trump transition team’s request to name those who have worked on climate change within the department because of concerns about what the incoming administration will do with the names. 

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth to Be an Environmentalist

Honduras is the most dangerous place on the planet to be an environmentalist, where more than 100 activists have been murdered in the past five years, according to this recent Outside Magazine article. 

Companies Need to Disclose More on Climate Risks, Panel Says

Investors need more information about the risks companies face from global warming so they can fund development of the new technologies that are needed to control climate change, according to an international panel of experts.

Esri Releases New Arctic Elevation Data

Esri and the ArcticDEM project have recently released new elevation models of the Arctic – at a time when incredibly thin Arctic sea ice is shocking researchers.

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