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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #22

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 22

Waorani indigenous people campaigning for a ‘yes’ vote to stop oil exploration in Yasuní national park.

Image by José Jácome/EPA

"Ecuadorians have voted in a historic referendum to halt the development of all new oilwells in the Yasuní national park in the Amazon, one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet."

Read the full article in The Guardian.

A Tilos resident with her Polygreen bag for recyclables

Image by @polygreen/handout via REUTERS

"Polygreen took away all public bins on Tilos and painstakingly showed households and businesses how to sort their waste into recyclables, organic waste and non-recyclables. An app provides feedback on how much each household has produced and whether they’ve put materials into the correct bins."

Read the full article on Reuters.

Climate activists stand outside the European Parliament to demonstrate in support of the Nature Restoration Law.

Image by Philipp von Ditfurth/picture alliance via Getty Images

"The European Union strengthened its environmental policies with adoption of a nature restoration law that member countries hope will help them meet climate and biodiversity targets set under the 2015 Paris Agreement and a global biodiversity agreement reached late last year. "

Read the full article on Inside Climate News.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan testifies before a Senate Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on President Biden's proposed budget request for the Environmental Protection Agency for fiscal year 2024, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 3, 2023

Image by REUTERS/Craig Hudson/File Photo

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday launched two competitive grant programs with $20 billion in funding that aim to spark clean energy investments across the country especially in low-income communities."

Read the full article on Reuters.

Image by Euronews Green

"Wave energy can produce much more energy than wind power, with much less space, why aren’t we using it more? 71 per cent of the earth is covered in water yet only around 1.5 per cent of the global energy is produced through wave power. Euronews Green spoke to Eco Wave Power CEO, Inna Braverman about how she’s taking on the challenge."

Read the full article on Euronews.

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