Weekly Earth News Round Up: May 15th

Senate Keeps Obama-Era Climate Change Rule; Arctic Nations Fight Trump; and Rethinking Global Development

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.

In Win for Environmentalists, Senate Keeps an Obama-Era Climate Change Rule

In a surprising victory for President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy, the Senate voted to uphold an Obama-era climate change regulation to control the release of methane from oil and gas wells on public land.

Arctic Nations May Confront U.S. on Climate Change

Diplomats from eight Arctic nations are facing a standoff over the Trump administration’s efforts to downplay the importance of climate change.

$55 Million Indiana University Initiative Tackles Environmental, Climate Change

Indiana University announced a $55 million research partnership that aims to find actionable solutions to environmental threats facing Indiana businesses and communities.

Tiffany & Co. Calls on President Trump to Uphold Climate Change Pact

Tiffany & Co. launched a new advertisement campaign calling directly on President Donald Trump to uphold the 2015 Paris climate accord.

Here’s What Earth Would Look Like if All The Ice Melted

National Geographic recently offered an accurate depiction of what Earth would look like if sea level rose by 216 feet, the equivalent of melting all the ice on the planet.

Oldest Evidence of Life on Earth Possibly Found in Australian Rocks

Ancient rocks found in a remote stretch of Western Australia may contain the world’s oldest known evidence of life on land, a new study finds. 

Cool .Earth Site Alert: Rethink.Earth

Please be sure to check out Rethink.Earth, a news site aimed at promoting stories around resilient global development.

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