Weekly Earth News Round Up: July 24th
Gore Takes On Trump; Climate Change is Literally Killing Us; and Railroad Earth Jam Band
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.
Gore: Trump Prompting “Biggest Upsurge” of Climate Activism Ever
Former Vice President Al Gore is finding one bright spot in President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement: an explosion of pro-climate activism.
Climate Change is Killing Us Right Now
According to this New Republic article, the most obvious effect of global warming is not a doomsday scenario – but scenarios such as extreme heat, which is happening today and wreaking havoc on vulnerable bodies.
Kids Suing Trump Over Climate Change Get a Boost from Grandpa
The landmark lawsuit brought by 21 young Americans to force the U.S. government to slash planet-warming emissions, just got a boost from a famed climatologist.
Earth is Becoming “Planet Plastic”
U.S. scientists have calculated the total amount of plastic ever made and put the number at 8.3 billion tons, which is the equivalent to 25,000 Empire State Buildings in New York, or a billion elephants.
These Are the Longest-Living Life Forms on Earth
While the average human lives for 71 years, there are many other creatures on Earth that live much longer than us, according to this Business Insider video
Businesses Receive Napa Green Certification
Fifty Napa County businesses were recognized for their commitment to environmental sustainability at the inaugural Napa County Green Business Celebration.
Radiohead Commission Eco-Friendly a Moon Shaped Pool Backpack
Radiohead have announced the launch of a new, eco-friendly bag featuring the artwork from the group’s latest album, “A Moon Shaped Pool.”
Cool .Earth Site Alert: Railroad.Earth
Please be sure to check out Railroad.Earth, the official website for Railroad Earth (pictured), a roots and Americana-based bluegrass jam band from Stillwater, New Jersey.