The Weekly Round Up: June 18 – June 24

We’re back with another week of environmental news, and they run the gamut! There were multiple black bear attacks in Alaska, a ban of all wild animal performances in New York City, and one of the smartest people on the planet said we have to leave Earth for the sake of humanity… so if you want to contemplate our existence as a species, read on! 

Norway threatens to remove 1 billion dollars in funding to Brazil if Amazon deforestation isn’t reversed. 

New York City council bans all wild animal performances in circuses. 

Several thousand animals are being transferred from Zimbabwe to Mozambique in one of the largest animal transfers in Africa’s history. 

Two black bear attacks happen in one week in Alaska, leaving residents confused and wildlife experts concerned. 

Phoenix Arizona was so hot this week was so hot that some planes couldn’t fly!

Observations suggest that chimpanzees have changed their hunting behaviours because of nosy scientists. 

Countries are now claiming pieces of the ocean floor to get at mineral reserves. 

Stephen Hawking urges wealthy nations to land astronauts on the Moon by 2020. 

Almost 1000 animals were rescued out of an old moving van in Fresno, California.