Weekly Earth News Round Up: May 23rd

 Public Health Benefits of Solar Power; Images of Environmental Devastation; and Green Hotels

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.

Complex Life on Earth Began Billion Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

Fossils from China are said to prove that multi-cellular organisms evolved as early as 1.5 billion years ago – but some experts dismiss the findings.

Europa Is Even More Earth-Like Than We Suspected

Europa, Jupiter’s watery ice-moon, has long attracted attention as a possible site for someday finding life. Now, a new analysis shows that its oceans may be even closer to our own than we knew.

Environmental and Public Health Benefits of Solar Power

Solar power could deliver $400 billion in environmental and public health benefits throughout the United States by 2050, according to a study from the U.S. Department of Energy.

This Photographer Captures Striking Photos of Environmental Disasters

Edward Burtynsky, one of the better-known contemporary Canadian photographers, talks to Vice Magazine about his images that show the devastating impacts humans have had on nature.

BioHiTech Food Waste Digester Cuts Hard Rock Café’s Food Waste Disposal Costs 56 Percent

The Hard Rock Café in London cut its food waste disposal costs by 56 percent and reduced carbon emissions by 9.7 metric tons since installing a new commercial food waste disposal system.

Carbon Capture Must Prevent 85-90 Percent CO2 Emissions to Meet Climate Goals

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) can help countries achieve emissions goals outlined in the Paris climate agreement – but first CCS technology must improve so that it captures at least 95 percent of CO2 emissions, according to a new study.

Major Hotel Brand Rates Guests on Their “Green” Behaviors

The 1 Hotels brand is reinventing the hospitality industry standard for socially responsibility by launching a transparency dashboard that can show a per-guest metric on actual water and energy usage.

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