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. 🙌
🇰🇪 Kenyan science interns turn Lake Victoria’s fish waste into oil and flowers
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"Science interns at the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute have developed a way to extract valuable fish oil from the waste, and they are also making decorative flowers from fish scales."
Read the full article on Mongabay.
👏 These refill innovations are stemming the flood of single-use plastics
Image by REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
"Global plastic production is 400 million tonnes a year and rising, while at the same time, recycling rates are slipping. One of the solutions that the world needs now is more refillable containers. Here are some smart technologies that are making refilling a reality."
Read the full article on the World Economic Forum.
🐆 First cheetah cubs born in India since extinction 70 years ago
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"India has welcomed the birth of four cheetah cubs - more than 70 years after the animals were declared officially extinct there. India's environment minister announced the good news, calling it a "momentous event"."
Read the full article on BBC News.
🐘 ‘Rewilding’ Parts of the Planet Could Have Big Climate Benefits
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"Restoring populations of land and marine animals in targeted “rewilding” zones would speed up biological carbon pumps that remove carbon dioxide from the air and sequester the greenhouse gas where it doesn’t harm the climate, new research shows."
Read the full article on Inside Climate News.
🌊 Ocean Cleanup removes 200,000th kilogram of plastic from the Pacific Ocean
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"The Dutch offshore restoration project, Ocean Cleanup, says it has reached a milestone. The organization's plastic catching efforts have now fished more than 200,000 kilograms of plastic out of the Pacific Ocean, Ocean Cleanup said on Twitter."
Read the full article in NL Times.
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