Environment

Planet roundup: Airplanes, bees and more

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Happy Friday, everyone! Here at OutwardOn, we are dedicated to keeping you up to date on everything important happening on our planet, including the health of its resources, animals and more. So, each Friday we are bringing you Planet Roundup—the most important environmental news stories (the good and the bad) that happened during the week to make sure you’re caught up on everything.

Aviation emissions will soon be curbed

Airport with many airplanes at beautiful sunset

Image: Shutterstock/joyfull

In a recent United Nations accord, the world has agreed for the first time to make strides towards lowering the greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes. In the past, transportation vehicles such as trucks and ships have been taken into consideration for their environmental impact, but planes have not. Finally effort is being made to include aircrafts.

Read more about this here.

Hurricane Matthew is headed to the east coast

Huge hurricane between Florida and Cuba. Elements of this image furnished by NASA

Image: Shutterstock/Harvepino

In case you didn’t know, hurricane Matthew has been classified as a category 4 hurricane with winds of 140 mph (220 kph). It recently passed over Haiti, killing nearly 264 people in it’s path. Is global warming to blame?

Read more about this here.

Bees are officially endangered

Hundreds of honeybees on a frame.

Image: 285313391/Shutterstock

Last week, seven different species of bees were declared endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This is the first time these bees have ever been considered endangered, so from here on out we will see more protection for these important insects. How will this affect the future of the bee population?

Read more about this here.

Watch a volcano in Mexico erupt

The Colima volcano in Mexico erupted on Friday night and caused the evacuation of several villages close by.

Read more about this here.

Lauren is a part-time editorial and graphic contributor at 301 Digital Media who has a strange obsession with cats and a love for Drake that will never be reciprocated. Follow her on Instagram: @lpetermeyer