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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #16

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. 🙌

Positive Climate & Biodiversity News Week 16

Amazon Deforestation Down 40 Percent So Far This Year

Image by E360 Digest

"So far this year, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is down 40 percent from the same period in 2022, according to government data. The drop comes as a win for President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has promised to curb forest less."

Read the full article on Yale Environment 360.

EP Plenary session - Empowering consumers for the Green transition

"The European Parliament voted Thursday (11 May) to support new rules to improve product durability by combatting greenwashing and misleading claims on consumer labels, such as ‘CO2 neutral’ or ‘carbon neutral’."

Read the full article on Euractiv.

Seals are making a comeback in Belgium: This team of volunteers helping them coexist with humans

Image by Canva

"Seals had disappeared from Belgium by the end of last century but now their numbers are on the rise. Seals are becoming an increasingly common sight on Belgium’s beaches. At the end of last century, there were almost none of these marine mammals left on the country’s coast."

Read the full article on Euronews.

A pile of plastic bottles at a rubbish dump in Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand.

Copyright Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

"Microbes that can digest plastics at low temperatures have been discovered by scientists in the Alps and the Arctic, which could be a valuable tool in recycling."

Read the full article in The Guardian.

Handout photo released by the Galapagos National Park showing a Little Vermilion Flycatcher, also known as Darwin's Flycatcher


"Conservationists rejoice ‘new hope’ as tiny Galápagos Island birds make promising comeback. Darwin's flycatchers are on the edge of extinction. But conservation experts now think the tiny bird could be making a comeback."

Read the full article on Euronews.

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