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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #18

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



🪸 These ‘skeletons’ are made from construction waste and could help restore coral reefs at a massive scale



Image by Coral Maker / Autodesk

Image by Coral Maker / Autodesk


"Taryn Foster’s Coral Maker grows fragments of coral that can then be placed in the ocean to grow and fuse together."

Read the full article on Fast Company.



🚲 France Will Spend €2 Billion To Double Bike Lanes, Expand Cycling


Bikers ride on a bicycle path at boulevard Sebastopol, in Paris, on February 23, 2023

Image by AFP via Getty Images


"The French government announced a €2 billion plan to expand cycling infrastructure as part of a broader effort to encourage people to ditch their cars."

Read the full article on Forbes.



🇬🇧 Dorset ‘super reserve’ recreates ancient savannah habitat to boost biodiversity


Purbeck super national nature reserve.

Image by John Miller


"Within the super reserve, 1,370 hectares of open “savannah” for free-ranging, grazing animals as it would have been thousands of years ago is being developed with the cattle, ponies and pigs roaming freely to graze alongside deer to help shape a more diverse landscape with richer habitats."

Read the full article on The Guardian.



🦍 A Ugandan vet's amazing story of her work to save mountain gorillas


Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka

Copyright Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka (Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals Media)


"In 2018, as their population topped 1,000, they were removed from the critically endangered list and their status upgraded to just endangered. That positive step was due, in no small part, to Ugandan veterinarian Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka."

Read the full article on CBC.



🪸 Scientists discover pristine deep-sea Galápagos reef ‘teeming with life’


HOV Alvin’s manipulator arm collects samples from a rocky outcrop on a reef populated by cold-water corals, squat lobsters, anemones, basket stars and deep-sea fish.

Image by U. Bristol/Woods Hole/Oceanographic Institution


"Scientists operating a submersible have discovered deep-sea coral reefs in pristine condition in a previously unexplored part of the Galápagos marine reserve."

Read the full article on The Guardian.




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