Weekly Earth News Round Up: February 24th

Trump to Shakeup EPA; NASA Defiant Against Trump; and Al Gore Issues Warning

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.

Trump Plans Executive Orders Aimed at Shaking Up EPA

President Donald Trump plans to introduce executive actions aimed at scaling back Obama-era climate change initiatives and shaking up the Environmental Protection Agency, reports say.

Trump Killed a Rule Restricting Coal Companies From Dumping Waste in Streams

Trump and the Republican Congress are halting an Obama-era regulation that restricts coal companies from dumping mining waste into streams and waterways.

NASA is Defiantly Communicating Climate Change Science Despite Trump’s Doubts

NASA continues to dutifully post social media updates pertaining to climate change science, including some that are in direct contradiction to statements made by President Trump and some of his Cabinet picks.

Al Gore Warns of Dangers of Climate Change at Atlanta Meeting

Last week, former Vice President Al Gore delivered a keynote speech during the Climate & Health Meeting. The conference was cancelled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election victory, but was later rescheduled. 

NOAA Scientists Falsely Accused of Manipulating Climate Change Data

A tabloid used testimony from a single NOAA scientist to paint a technical matter as a worldwide conspiracy about climate change.

Endangered Species Act Runs Headfirst Into Mining Companies

According to this recent Environmental Leader article, the Endangered Species Act is running headfirst into the rights of mining companies, which want to extract natural resources for a profit.

Tiny Plastic Pellets Found on 73 Percent of UK Beaches

A environmental research effort found that hundreds of beaches across the UK are littered with tiny plastic pellets.

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