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: September 27- October 3

popeThis week we are putting a lot of focus on migrations! From fish to mammals and insects, these species are really moving and shaking! Oh, also we have some genetically engineered “micro pigs” from China…yeah, brace yourselves for that one! Also, a company has created an edible water balloon that puts wasteful water bottles to shame! Don’t worry, we also have some words from the Pope since he was in the US last week or something… Continue reading

10 Times Pope Francis “Mic Dropped” During His Encyclical On The Environment

Pope Francis visits Palo Cathedral in one of his sorties in Leyte Province Saturday, January 17, 2015. The Pope announced his shortened visit to the province due to on going typhoon in the area. He made a quick blessing to items presented to him by some of the churchgoers in the cathedral before leaving. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

(Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

Last week I mentioned that I might have to write something about the Pope and his stance on the environment, and, well, today’s that day.  Now personally, I wouldn’t call myself religious, and I don’t agree with everything Pope Francis has said, but I respect the Pope and am quite excited with the stance he is taking on the environment.  In case you hadn’t heard, the encyclical on the environment he released last week was the first of its kind, and seems to be the final kick in the ass some people needed to take global warming and protecting the Earth seriously.  What I really like, however, is his no nonsense, in your face approach to saving the environment (according to him, we’ve slapped nature in the face).  So here are ten times the Pope mic dropped, so to speak, during his encyclical on the environment.  What’s nice is that he doesn’t just target industry, but so called Creationists and religious fanatics as well.  Enjoy! Continue reading