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Weekly Earth News Round Up: November 27th

Clean Tech and Mossy.Earth; Climate Change and Lizards; and Another Failed 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. 

Awakening Global Consciousness with Cleantech Activism

The .Earth domain second anniversary re-foresting effort with Mossy.Earth was featured in this recent Clean Technica article about awakening global consciousness with regards to clean technology. 

Climate Change Could Be Making Lizards Less Intelligent, Finds Study

A new study suggests that warmer temperatures in the nest may affect these lizards’ eggs – making them dimmer when they grow up.

How NASA Calculates Earth’s Energy Budget

NASA is figuring out how much energy is coming to the Earth from the Sun and how much the Earth is expelling back out into space.

Congress Introduces Geospatial Data Act to the Delight of GIS Advocates

Ambitious new federal legislation has been introduced that would fill longstanding governance gaps in the world of geospatial information systems (GIS).

Artificial Lights Are Eating Away at Dark Nights

A new study using satellite data finds that artificially lit surfaces around the world are spreading and growing brighter, producing more light pollution at night.

A Flat-Earther’s Plan to Launch Himself in a Homemade Rocket Just Hit a Speed Bump

A California man who planned to launch himself 1,800 feet high in a homemade scrap-metal rocket – in an effort to prove that Earth is flat – said he is postponing the experiment.

International Space Station Crew Enjoyed Thanksgiving 250 Miles Above Earth

The six members aboard the International Space Station took some time to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal last week.

Giant Asteroid to Shave Earth’s Orbit Next Month

An asteroid measuring about 3 miles across will zoom by at 6.2 million miles from Earth, which in space terms, is nearly too close for comfort. 

Cool .Earth Site Alert: Blueturn.Earth

Please be sure to check out Blueturn.Earth, a website that provides a unique, intimate and interactive experience of the planet in rotation captured from outer space.

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