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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #33

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 23

Who won the Earthshot Prize? Prince William celebrates 5 inspiring solutions to environmental perils

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"These inspiring innovations tackle deforestation, crop waste, carbon emissions, overfishing and EV lithium battery recycling. Solar-powered dryers, a soil carbon marketplace, and cleaner electric car batteries are among this year’s Earthshot Prize winning solutions."

Read the full article on Euronews.


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"Earthshot Prize-winning British startup Notpla’s seaweed-based packaging has become the ‘first and only’ material recognised as plastic-free by a European Union country, following a nine-month verification process under the EU’s Single-Use Plastics Directive(SUPD) by the Dutch government."

Read the full article on Green Queen.

Portugal sets 'important' new renewable energy record as production outstrips demand

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"Portugal produced more renewable energy than its electricity needs for the longest period ever this week. From 31 October to 6 November, renewable energy production exceeded the country’s electricity needs for 149 hours straight, setting a new record."

Read the full article on Euronews.

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"In the Congo, the government has approved the extension of the Conkouati-Douli national park towards the Atlantic Ocean. This decision will strengthen the conservation of marine fauna, in particular marine turtles, dolphins and humpback whales."

Read the full article on Afrik21.

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon falls 22% in 2023

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"Deforestation in Earth’s largest rainforest decreased by 22% in the year ending July 31, 2023, according to data released on Thursday by Brazil’s National Space Research Institute (INPE)."

Read the full article on Mongabay.

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