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Weekly Earth News Round Up: January 17th

Rex Tillerson and Climate Change; Northeast Heating Up Rapidly; and German Distillery

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. 

Prediction of Climate Change Impacts Not as “Limited” as Tillerson Suggests

During his confirmation hearing for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson said “our ability to predict” the effect of increased greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere “is very limited.”

Trump Meets With Physicist Who Says “Benefits” of Climate Change “Outweigh Any Harm”

Continuing to surround himself with like-minded climate deniers, President-elect Donald Trump recently met with William Happer, the Princeton physics professor who believes global warming is “good for mankind.”

Trump Stirs Homebuilders’ Dreams of Bulldozing Environment Rules

Many homebuilders are excited about the prospect of the President-elect to cut through environmental red tape, which include rules for protecting wetlands, streambeds, endangered species and clean water.

Here Are All the Risks of Climate Change in a Single Graph

Scientists have just released a new graph that rates all the risks of climate change in a single image – and there are a lot of them.

Humans Have Destroyed 7 Percent of Earth’s Pristine Forest Landscapes Since 2000

According to a new study, more than 7 percent of Earth’s natural, intact forest landscapes have been lost since 2000.

Northeast Warming More Rapidly Than Most of U.S.

New England is likely to experience significantly greater warming over the next decade, and beyond, than the rest of the planet, according to new study.

EPA is Now Prioritizing and Evaluating Chemical Risks

The Environmental Protection Agency is now prioritizing and evaluating chemicals under earlier laws that failed to require companies to provide data on the chemicals they produced.

Cool .Earth Site Alert: Distillery.Earth

Please be sure to check out Distillery.Earth, a German distillery of a number of spirits, including branded gin, whiskey and rum.

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