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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #20

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

Diver swimming with a green sea turtle in the wild, among colorful coral reef © Aaron/Adobe Stock

Image by Aaron / Adobe Stock

"The Treaty of the High Seas was adopted by consensus and standing ovation during the United Nations meeting in New York. This Treaty is key to protect the ocean, promote equity and fairness, tackle environmental degradation, fight climate change, and prevent biodiversity loss in the high seas."

Read the full article on European Commission.

A family of southern white rhinos at Kruger National Park in South Africa in 2017. Andre Seale

Image by Getty Images

"The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recently welcomed the reintroduction of 16 southern white rhinoceroses to Garamba National Park. The last wild northern white rhino was poached there in 2006."

Read the full article on Eco Watch.

Six in 10 Britons now use a refillable water bottle, says Refill campaign

Image by Anja Ivanovic / Shutterstock

"In 2015, just 20% of people in the UK used a refillable water bottle, according to the anti-disposables campaign Refill. That figure is now almost 60%, they say."

Read the full article on The Guardian.

Climate 'victory': Swiss citizens vote in favour of new law to reach net zero emissions by 2050

Image by Euronews

"The Swiss people have voted yes to a new climate law that will see the country cut net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050."

Read the full article on Euronews.

No Whaling This Summer: Minister Halts Fin Whale Hunting

Image by Golli. A whale at Hvalur hf.’s whaling station in 2015

"Svandís Svavarsdóttir, the Minister of Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries, has decided to temporarily halt the hunting of fin whales until August 31."

Read the full article on Iceland Review.

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