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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #17

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 17

Encouraging refill stores could help slash plastic waste.

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"The UNEP has revealed a 17-year roadmap for cutting pollution. Plastic pollution could be slashed by 80 per cent by 2040, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). This ambitious target relies on major policy changes and the deployment of existing technologies in the way we produce, use and dispose of plastics."

Read the full article on Euronews.

The European countries setting new wind and solar records

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"Solar and wind produced more than half of Portugal’s electricity for the first time last month, according to new data from clean energy think tank Ember. April saw the renewables reach 51 per cent of electricity production - beating the previous monthly record of 49 per cent in December 2021."

Read the full article on Euronews.

Wind is main source of UK electricity for first time

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"Wind turbines have generated more electricity than gas for the first time in the UK. In the first three months of this year a third of the country's electricity came from wind farms, research from Imperial College London has shown. National Grid has also confirmed that April saw a record period of solar energy generation."

Read the full article on BBC News.

The Plastic Crisis Finally Gets Emergency Status

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"Today the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is dropping an urgent report on the extraordinary environmental and human costs of plastic pollution, along with a road map for the world to take action."

Read the full article on Wired.

Snail to return to Tahiti

Image by Mongabay

"In April, conservation experts reintroduced more than 5,500 Partula snails to the French Polynesian islands of Moorea and Tahiti. Most Partula species are either extinct in the wild or critically endangered, but experts hope their reintroduction will help restore their populations."

Read the full article on Mongabay.

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