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Weekly Earth News Round Up: January 9th

The Terror of Trump; Climate Change and Ancient People; and Zero-Energy District in Colorado

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.

Why Trump’s Presidency Is So Terrifying for Climate Change

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, who is playing a major role in the Juliana V. United States lawsuit, penned this recent Op-Ed about Trump and climate change in Teen Vogue. The kids are truly alright.

Computer Models Show How Ancient People Responded to Climate Change

Researchers at Washington State University have built computer models to allow us to look at how ancient humans responded to climate change and whether they were successful or not in each instance.

Striking New Maps Show the Beauty of Earth’s Shadows

“Shadowlands,” a stunning new series of maps, shows the true beauty of our planet from the shadows.

Maps Reveal How Global Consumption Hurts Wildlife

Scientists have traced economic forces back to their origins and mapped the spots where major consuming countries are threatening biodiversity around the world. 

Climate Change Is Raising Flood Risk in the Northern U.S.

Scientists have determined that as the Earth warms, the threat of flooding is growing in the northern half of the United States.

New Zero-Energy District in Colorado

Colorado is a leader in the movement toward net zero energy districts, where a group of buildings together generate as much energy as they consume over the course of a year.

Global Hoteliers Like Being Green But Not Talking About It

A new study shows that hoteliers don’t like touting their “green” efforts, which should be shouted from the rooftops with a .Earth domain (in our humble opinion).

Cool .Earth Site Alert: Gaiagreen.Earth

Please be sure to check out Gaiagreen.Earth, a maker of eco-friendly plastic bags that are biodegradable.

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