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Weekly Earth News Round Up: September 26th

U.S. Security Agencies and Climate Change; Threats to Coffee Supply; and Leidos Wins Big Geospatial Deal

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.

Obama Demands That Security Agencies Consider Climate Change

President Obama moved toward solidifying his climate change legacy by requiring federal defense and intelligence agencies to consider the effects of a warming planet on national security.

India to Ratify Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Yesterday, India’s prime minister said that his country will ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change early next month.

Climate Change Law Has Reshaped California in 10 Years

Thanks to legislation from 10 years ago, more than 27 percent of California’s demand for electricity at this moment is being met by renewable sources — primarily the sun, the wind and the Earth’s own heat. 

Climate Change Threatens World’s Coffee Supply, Report Says

The Climate Institute has combined several studies that link climate change with the depletion of the world’s coffee supply.

Earth’s Atmospheric Oxygen Levels Continue Long Slide

Atmospheric oxygen levels have declined over the past 1 million years, although not nearly enough to trigger any major problems for life on Earth, a new study finds.

Earth Wobbles May Have Driven Ancient Humans Out of Africa

Ancient human migrations out of Africa may have been driven by wobbles in Earth’s orbit and tilt that led to dramatic swings in climate, a new study finds.

Aboriginal Australians Are Earth’s Oldest Civilization: DNA Study

A new genomic study has revealed that Aboriginal Australians are the oldest known civilization on Earth, with ancestries stretching back roughly 75,000 years.

Leidos Secures $777 Million Contract with Army Geospatial Center

Congratulations to Leidos for winning a $777 million contract to support the Army Geospatial Center’s High-Resolution, 3-D Geospatial Information program.

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