Weekly Earth News Round Up: March 27th
Trump and NASA; Exxon and Climate Change; Rising Sea Levels in China; and Shaq is a Flat Earther
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.
Trump Adds to NASA Budget and Approves Crewed Mission to Mars
President Donald Trump signed a law authorizing funding for a crewed NASA mission to Mars.
Exxon Ordered to Turn Over Documents in Climate Change Probe
A New York state judge ordered Exxon Mobil to turn over management committee documents to the state’s attorney general, as part of a probe into whether the company had misled the public and its investors about climate change.
China Blames Climate Change for Record Sea Levels
Chinese coastal sea levels hit record highs in 2016, driven by climate change as well as El Niño and La Niña events, according to the country’s administration.
Basketball Legend Shaquille O’Neal Says the Earth is Flat
NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal actually believes that the Earth is flat.
Boston’s Public Schools Have Adopted a New, More Accurate World Map
For some of their classrooms, Boston’s public schools have adopted a new world map, which show countries, continents and oceans according to their actual size and location.
Compelling New Data on Why We Shouldn’t Waste Wastewater
World Water Day 2017 took place last week, and here are some interesting insights into why we need to reduce and reuse wastewater.
National Geographic Earth Day Run
April 23rd marks another milestone in raising the public’s consciousness about environmental issues for National Geographic, which celebrates its eighth straight year of holding its Earth Day Run.
Dutch Go into Space to Help Farmers on Earth
The Netherlands is taking aerial agricultural data to a new level – hundreds of miles above the Earth.
Cool .Earth Site Alert: 2050.Earth
Please be sure to check out 2050.Earth, an interactive portal from Kaspersky Lab that aims raise awareness about the associated cybersecurity issues that the future may hold.