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Weekly Earth News Round Up: January 3rd

Environmental Trends for 2017; Rare Comet Visible This Week; and Climate Change Story Telling

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.

These Graphics Show How Terrible Climate Change was in 2016

The Huffington Post is highlighting the most extreme weather events caused by climate change in 2016.

15 Surprising Environmental Trends to Watch in 2017

From genetically engineered coral, electronic wildlife sniffers to sand mines, here are the top 15 environmental trends for 2017.

Rare Comet Will Be Visible From Earth for First Time

For the first time, a rare comet discovered by NASA scientists will be visible using just binoculars this week.

Humans No Longer Caused Climate Change, According to the State of Wisconsin

In late December, Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources removed language which asserted that humans are responsible for climate change from its website

 How to Revolutionize Climate Change Storytelling

The producers of the Emmy Award-winning television show “Years of Living Dangerously” offer these insights into why we need to enhance climate change storytelling in the new Trump era.

“Flat Earthers” Are Going Crazy Over This Video

A new video from some amateur rocketeers has been seized on by “Flat Earthers” – who believe that it shows a rocket “bouncing off” a glass dome over our planet.

Hexagon Geospatial Names IGNITE Competition Winners

Last month, Hexagon Geospatial announced the winners of the IGNITE competition, which challenged innovative thinkers to brainstorm real-world problems that could benefit from geospatial technology.

Cool .Earth Site Alert: Wave.Earth

Please be sure to check out Wave.Earth, an organization that created the world’s largest eco-greeting card mosaic for the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakesh in November 2016.

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