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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #1

Happy Monday! Here is your weekly dose of positive Climate and Biodiversity news to help motivate you and get your week off to a great start.

It's time to balance out all the “doom and gloom” news we often hear and add some positivity to our lives. 🙌

🌎 Ozone layer continues to heal, a key development for health, food security and the planet, U.N. study says

The scale for the thickness of the ozone layer ranges from 0 to 500 Dobson units. Scientists use the word “hole” to describe areas with ozone concentrations below 220 Dobson units. Source: NASA Earth Observations

"At this rate, the ozone layer could recover to 1980s levels across most of the globe by the 2040s, and by 2066 in Antarctica, the report concludes."

Read the full article in The Washington Post.

👏 Single-use plastic cutlery and plates to be banned in England

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"This new ban will have a huge impact to stop the pollution of billions of pieces of plastics and help to protect the natural environment for future generations."

Read the full article on BBC News.

🍟 France bans throwaway fast food boxes, cups and packaging for restaurants

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"Under the new law, restaurants that can seat 20 people or more will have to provide reusable plates, cups, and cutlery, to customers instead."

Read the full article on BBC.

🦜 Previously extinct bird, gecko populations from the Galapagos Islands have reappeared

Image by ABC News

"Two species that were previously extinct on the Galapagos Islands have reappeared a decade after an invasive predator population was eradicated"

Read the full article on ABC News.

🐬 The U.S. bans the use of fishing gear known to catch sea turtles, dolphins and more

Image by Joe Belanger on Shutterstock

"In the U.S., these dangerous nets will soon be no more, following the inclusion of the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act in Congress’ 2023 funding bill."

Read the full article on Environment America.

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