Weekly Earth News Round Up: January 31st

Going Rogue Against Trump; EPA’s Budget to be Slashed; and Al Gore Defies Trump

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.

Defying Trump, Twitter Feeds for U.S. Government Scientists Go Rogue

Rogue Twitter feeds voicing employee concerns at more than a dozen U.S. government agencies have been launched in defiance of President Donald Trump’s attempts to muzzle federal climate change research and other science.

Trump Purges Climate Change From White House Website

Within minutes of the President being inaugurated, the White House’s webpage got a makeover, reflecting Trump’s post-truth, pro-oil agenda.

Trump Wants to Slash the EPA’s Workforce and Budget, Transition Official Says

The former head of President Donald Trump’s transition team at the EPA expects the new administration to seek significant budget and staff cuts.

President Donald Trump Isn’t the Only World Leader Denying Climate Change

“There has been a climate change denial movement around the world,” said veteran science journalist Christine Russell, who is a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Al Gore to Host Climate Change Summit Cancelled Under Trump Administration

Former Vice President Al Gore will host a climate change summit after President Trump abruptly cancelled it following his inauguration. 

Chinese Scientist Blasts Trump’s Climate-Change Talk

A top Chinese climate scientist said it would be “foolhardy” of U.S. President Trump to withdraw from the global climate-change agreement known as the Paris accords.

Climate Change March to Descend on Washington in April

Motivated by the success of the recent women’s march last weekend, as well as the Trump administration’s efforts to revamp the nation’s environmental protection and science policy, advocacy groups have announced a People’s Climate March on Washington for April 29.

Apple Is Most Environment-Friendly Tech Company

Apple is the most environment-friendly company in the world, according to a new report from the Greenpeace Foundation. 

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