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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #2

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. 🙌

🌊 France votes to ban deep-sea mining in its waters

Greenpeace activists from New Zealand and Mexico confront the deep sea mining vessel Hidden Gem, commissioned by Canadian miner The Metals Company in November 2022. REUTERS/Gustavo Graf

"The French Parliament has voted in favour of banning deep-sea mining in its waters, in an emphatic move against the controversial practice."

Read the full article on Euronews.

🦭 Record number of baby seals seen on county beaches

Image by PA MEDIA

"Nearly 4,000 baby grey seals have been counted on Norfolk's beaches this winter, which volunteers say is a record for the area."

Read the full article on BBC News.

🐧 Chile rejects $2.5bn iron and copper mine planned near penguin reserve

Image by David Dibert via Pexels

"The committee found that the plan included insufficient efforts to mitigate the impact on nearby marine and nature reserves, which are home to bottlenose dolphins, several species of whale and the Humboldt penguin."

Read the full article in The Guardian.

🦜 Birds in Bangladesh find a new lease of life in community-run sanctuaries

Image by Mongabay

"Some residents of Khariakandi decided to protect the birds from the hunters and raise public awareness to discourage hunting. Today, the village, with a human population of just 800, is now also home to thousands of birds."

Read the full article on Mongabay.

🌱 Edinburgh becomes the first European capital to endorse Plant Based Treaty

Image by Canva

"The city council has signed on to the Plant Based Treaty, an initiative which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from animal agriculture."

Read the full article on Euronews.

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