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Weekly Earth News Round Up: December 12th

 Trump and the EPA; Climate Change deniers in China; and Honoring John Glenn

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.

Donald Trump Picks Climate Change Skeptic to Lead EPA

President-elect Donald Trump nominated Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of Oklahoma, to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a move signaling an assault on President Obama’s climate change and environmental legacy.

Leonardo Dicaprio, Trump Talk Climate Change

Speaking of Donald Trump, Leonardo DiCaprio met with the President-elect last week to discuss climate change – adding to the mixed signals from the President-elect on the environment.

China Has Climate Change Deniers, Too. But They’re Mostly Shunned

In China, any politician who deems climate change a hoax will most likely be shunned, according to this recent article.

In Memory of John Glenn, the First U.S. Astronaut to Orbit the Earth

Last week, John Glenn, a former astronaut and U.S. senator died in Ohio at the age of 95. In 1962, he became the first American to orbit the Earth. 

NASA Mission Will Study Earth’s ‘Breathing’ From Space

A new NASA satellite mission will monitor plant life to see how it influences the planet’s carbon cycle, which will help in understanding both the Earth’s natural rhythms and our effect on them through deforestation.

How Samsung, Dell Are Reinventing IT Products

IT leaders like Samsung and Dell are taking great strides to prevent their products from ending up in landfills.

Cool .Earth Site Alert: Surface.Earth

Please be sure to check out Surface.Earth, which provides commercial and residential sustainable design solutions in Canada.

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