The Weekly Round Up: June 11-17

Welcome back to the Weekly Round Up!  I hope you had a good week.  Things are finally starting to get back to normal here at Earth|Unfiltered, after my shitty month of no internet, but unfortunately it’s anything but business as usual in the rest of the world- or at least anytime Trump and his government comes near any environmental issues.  This week we had lots of talk about the Paris Agreement, turkey vomit, and giant Australian turekys.  So without further ado, let’s dive in! Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: June 4-10

Hi again.  It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but now that I’ve got internet, I’m back here on a Saturday to bother you with all of the environmental news I found interesting this week.  There was a lot that went on this week, what with it being World Environment Day on Monday, Canadian Environment Week, and World Oceans Day on Thursday.  Outside of all of that, there were ancient birds, Macron trolling Trump, and whales in NYC.  So let’s dive in! Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: March 19-25

Welcome back to the Weekly Round Up!  This week was actually a pretty good week.  Sure, Trump issued a permit for the Keystone XL, coral reefs are in the shitter essentially globally, and Shell’s doing some real shady shit in Nigeria- but, scientists have reversed some of the signs of ageing in mice, plants can learn from environmental cues, and the dinosaur family tree might get a complete face-lift. So let’s dive in! Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: January 1-7

Welcome to 2017’s first Weekly Round Up (yaaaaaaaaaaaay!).  Similarly to the Round Ups in 2016, we’re going to be bringing you all of the past week’s environmental news that turned our heads.  AKA, we’re keeping the exact same format as last year- woohoo new year, new you!  Anyways, this week there was some dire news about our oceans, walruses playing with seabirds, and awful air in London.  So let’s dive in! Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: November 20-26

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Miss us yesterday???  We’ve been super busy here at Earth|Unfiltered, so some things may have fallen through the cracks.  But fear not, we are back today, with all of this week’s environmental news that turned our heads- or really just my head, because I’m the one writing this… I HAVE ALL THE POWER!  Anyways, this week there were light tasting animals, helpful Arctic poop, a dubious smog tower, and the end of neonics in Canada?!?!?  So let’s dive in! Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: November 13-19

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Welcome back to the Weekly Round Up, where we’ve decided to adopt the new headlines format (Yaaaaay!).  You’ve all spoken over the last few weeks, so it’s been decided that sharing the headlines of the articles that caught our attention over the week, is the best way to go.  This week had a lot of stuff.  Unfortunately, it’s mostly just people complaining about what a Trump presidency will mean for the environment (it’s bad) and how he’s going to put the worst people in charge of running environmental policies (not a surprise at all).  So we’re not including any of that.  We’ve talked about it before, the internet won’t stop talking about it now, and we would just be shouting into the void.  So instead, here’s the rest of the news that turned our heads this week.  Let’s dive in! Continue reading

Will 2,500 Scientists Be Ignored In Australia? 5 Times Famous Scientists Were Ignored

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It’s been a pretty interesting two months for coral reef.  Ever since we started our Conservation Series on coral back in May, it just seems like bad news after bad news has come out about the most well known section of coral reef in the world- the Great Barrier Reef.  Turns out this Australian landmark is essentially dead or dying.  It’s gotten to the point where most of the religious heads in the country have all called for something to be done about the deteriorating environment.  Adding to this list now, 2,500 marine scientists have called for the Australian government to start protecting the reef, by ceasing their endorsement of the export of coal, along with turning down their recent approvals for more mines.  Good news right???  Maybe not, turns out there’s a bit of a tendency for ignoring scientists on the regular.  So here are 5 times famous scientists that had their correct ideas ignored. Continue reading

June Conservation Series: GLUG, GLUG, GLUG…Water Consumption

glass of waterDoctors recommend we consume 8 glasses of water every day. However, we use more than just 8 glasses of water everyday. However, it is predicted that by the year 2030 our water demands will exceed our current supply by 40%. This isn’t due to us being over-hydrated (780 million people in the world lack access to an improved water source). Water is consumed in almost every product created and action performed in human society. Water consumption can be broken down into three main categories; industrial, agriculture, and residential. Today we will be focusing on some of the highest water consuming industries. Continue reading

New Delhi Trying to Turn Things Around

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A new study, by the World Health Organisation, released on Tuesday of this week found that the city of New Delhi, India’s capital, has the worst air pollution of any city on earth.  Beating out Beijing, a city we’ve previously talked about concerning their terrible air quality, Delhi’s air quality was found to be 10 times worst than the acceptable levels.  This isn’t all bad news though, since on Tuesday the Union Minister of the Environment, along with officials in Delhi and the surrounding cities, have been working on a new environmental plan to help curb the cities pollution- a plan that starts to take effect almost immediately. Continue reading

This Woman Was Scared to Take Her Daughter Outside! You Will Be Shocked Why!

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Chai Jing, a China Central Television newscaster, faces what seems to be an immeasurable fear. As a mother to a young girl, she wanted to show her the wonder and beauty of the world, and yet was scared of what laid directly outside of her apartment door- the smog. The city that she had fallen in love with was covered by a layer of air pollution that stifled her abilities for her and he family to leave their apartment for almost half of 2014. Beijing had become her “prison”. Continue reading