Weekly Earth News Round Up: March 7th
Trump’s EPA Cuts; Shell’s 1991 Climate Change Video; Climate Change and Flooding; and St. Peter’s Basilica
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’s Proposed EPA Budget Cuts Target Climate, Clean Air, Clean Water Programs
The White House is proposing to slash a quarter of the EPA’s budget, targeting climate-change programs and those designed to prevent air and water pollution like lead contamination.
Top Trump Advisers Are Split on Paris Agreement on Climate Change
According to this recent NY Times article, the White House is fiercely divided over President Trump’s campaign promise to “cancel” the Paris agreement.
Watch Shell’s 1991 Video Warning of Catastrophic Climate Change
The oil giant Shell issued a stark warning of the catastrophic risks of climate change more than a quarter of century ago in a prescient 1991 film that has been rediscovered.
Climate Change Is Turning Minor Floods Into A Major Problem
According to a new study from University of California-Irvine, ignoring minor storms and localized flooding could be detrimental in researchers’ ability to truly understand the impact of climate change.
7 Ways Earth Would Change If Our Moon Were Destroyed
Here are seven surprising ways that the Earth would be impacted if the moon was destroyed.
Earth’s Mantle May Be Hotter Than Thought
Temperatures across Earth’s mantle are about 60 degrees Celsius higher than previously thought, a new experiment suggests.
Striking Photos Show People vs. Climate Change
The Your Shot community shared their best photos in response to National Geographic Magazine’s #MyClimateAction challenge. See the “best of the best” here.
Cool .Earth Site Alert: OurCommonHome.Earth
Please be sure to check out OurCommonHome.Earth, a public art project to light St. Peter’s Basilica and inspire change around the climate crisis.