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 10 Best Rogue Tweets

 

In case you haven’t heard, Trump has muzzled American scientists, and gotten mad at a bunch of the official twitter accounts of national parks, NASA, EPA- you know, intelligent people who know things about the environment- to the point where they really can’t disseminate actual information.  Fortunately, rogue accounts have been popping up like toast in the morning, with many accounts claiming to be run by current or former employees of either a National Park, NASA, or the EPA.  They are all pretty wonderful, so in case this is the first time you’re hearing of them, here are the 10 best rogue tweets from @ActualEPAFacts, @AltNatParkSer, @RogueNASA, and @AltForestServ. Continue reading

#StartWith1Thing And Change The World

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Last night was the television premiere of a new documentary called Race Extinction on the Discovery Channel. The film looks at our ongoing approach towards the sixth mass extinction. They took a look at a lot of the environmental issues that are driving the loss of biodiversity, such as climate change, the wildlife trade, meat production, and many more. The major takeaway from the documentary was for everyone to #StartWith1Thing because a lot of little things can make a huge difference in our world. Continue reading

#Junkoff: For The Love Of Genitalia

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It is a beautiful thing when social media allows us to come together and shine a light on the issues that really matter in the world! And this hasn’t been demonstrated more than with the hashtag #JunkOff, where scientists have been tweeting photos of the male genitalia of their research species. The tweets have included a wide variety of species from cheetahs to spiders. Not only do the viral tweets shine light on the humorous side of biological research, but also on the significance of genitalia in our understanding of evolution. Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: May 25-29

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We might have missed last week’s Weekly Round-Up, but never fear, we’re back in full force this week- and what a weirdly chameleon filled week it was.  This week wasn’t all about chameleons though, there was also some timely environmental tips from our friends over at TransCanada (the pipeline guys), and good news for orcas in Ontario.  It wasn’t the craziest of weeks, but it sure had it’s ups and downs, so let’s dive in. Continue reading