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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #3

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 and Biodiversity News Week 3

Lab-grown alternatives aim to cut palm oil dependence

Shara Ticku and her team have developed a palm oil substitute made from oil produced by yeast. Image by C16 Biosciences.

"Backed by multi-million dollar funding from Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the company has spent the past four years developing and finessing their product, which is called Palmless. They grow a strain of yeast that naturally produces an oil with very similar properties to palm, which they harvest"

Read the full article on BBC News.

Fender's blue butterfly moves off endangered species list

Image by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

"The Fender’s blue butterfly, found only in the Willamette Valley, is moving off the endangered species list. The Fender’s blue will continue to be protected as a threatened species, and the agency has developed a rule to ensure its continued recovery in the years to come."

Read the full article on Statesman Journal.

Norway to slash pollution with the world’s first zero-emissions public transport network

Oslo is leading the way for sustainable transport with electrified ferries and e-buses.

Copyright REUTERS/Victoria Klesty

"Oslo is on course to become the first capital city in the world with an all-electric public transport system."

Read the full article in Euronews.

Companies will soon have to prove that they really are taking climate action, under draft EU law

Image by Canva

"A draft European Union law will require companies to back up green claims with evidence. The proposal will clamp down on companies promoting their products as "climate neutral" or "containing recycled materials" if such labels are not substantiated."

Read the full article on Euronews.

The Red Sea Could be a Climate Refuge for Coral Reefs

Image by Bob Berwyn

"A large new marine protected area could help some of the world’s most heat-tolerant corals survive the century, if the pressures from resorts, industry and other development ease."

Read the full article on Inside Climate News.

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