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Weekly Earth News Round Up: May 22nd

EU Warns Trump on Climate Change; Pope Aims to Influence Trump; and the Origins of Life on Earth

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.

EU Warns Donald Trump: Paris Agreement on Climate Change is ‘Non-Negotiable’

The Paris Agreement on global warming is “irreversible and non-negotiable,” the European Union said in a blunt warning to Donald Trump.

Vatican Bishop Confident Pope Will Change Trump’s View on Climate Change

A senior papal official is confident that Pope Francis will be able to change President Trump’s views on climate change when they meet at the Vatican on May 24.

New University Study Sheds Light on Origins of Life on Earth

A new study from the University of Illinois provides evidence for a “metabolism-first” model of creation by tracing the evolution of molecular functions through time. 

What Should We Do if Aliens Contact the Earth?

As fascinated as we are with the possibility of alien life, humanity does not have a plan for how to respond to aliens if they contact us.

What Would Happen if Earth Started to Spin Faster?

From stronger hurricanes to being in a state of constant jetlag, some very strange things would happen if Earth began to spin even 1 mph faster.

Some Massive Hands Are Propping Up Venice Because of Climate Change

Artist Lorenzo Quinn seeks to draw attention to human ingenuity – and the modern threat of climate change – with a giant statue unveiled in Venice last week. 

Cool .Earth Site Alert: ShowMe.Earth

Please be sure to check out ShowMe.Earth, a travel and tourism video series that shares epic adventures with an audience reach of more than 5 million.

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