Weekly Earth News Round Up: February 14th
NOAA Falsely Accused; Trump and the EPA; Mapping the Earth’s Interior; and Follow Earth Scientists on Twitter
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.
NOAA Scientists Falsely Accused of Manipulating Climate Change Data
A tabloid used testimony from a single NOAA scientist to paint a technical matter as a worldwide conspiracy about climate change.
Trump Transition Team Halved the Number of EPA Staffers to Attend a Climate Change Forum
The Environmental Protection Agency halved the number of staffers attending an annual Anchorage forum on issues like climate change in response to a request from President Donald Trump’s transition team.
A Serious Republican Idea on Climate Change
Last week, Republican elder statesmen pitched White House officials on a plan to combat global warming, which is focused on a refundable national carbon tax.
Suburbs Are Increasingly Threatened by Wildfires Due to Climate Change
In an analysis of more than 23 million fires, a new study found that “economically and socially disastrous” fires could hit suburban regions as a result of climate change.
How Math Could Help Map Earth’s Interior
Mathematicians have figured out how to measure seismic waves propagating through our planet’s interior, which could allow for the complete mapping of Earth’s hidden subsurface.
A Crack in an Antarctic Ice Shelf Grew 17 Miles in the Last Two Months
A rapidly advancing crack in Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf has scientists concerned that it is getting close to a full break.
Follow All of These Earth Scientists on Twitter Right Now
Wired Magazine recently pulled together this list of the Twitter feeds of all the influential earth scientists.
Cool .Earth Site Alert: Square.Earth
Please be sure to check out Square.Earth, a digital initiative aimed at teaching children environmental and sustainability awareness and science through interactive online games.