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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #4

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

Landscape photograph of a series of wind turbines during sunset.

Image by Pexels

"Thrilling news for clean tech! For the first time, global investment in renewables and clean tech was greater than the amount spent on oil and gas, according to research released by Bloomberg NEF (BNEF)."

Read the full article on Green Is The New Black.

Beavers were hunted to extinction in Britain 400 years ago for their fur, glands and meat.

Image by Joshua Glavin/Beaver Trust/PA

"Beavers are known as a “keystone species”, because they create new wetlands that are used by other species, including dozens of bird and insect species."

Read the full article on The Guardian.

10 states have now banned the sale of cosmetics tested on animals

Image by Canva

"New York became the tenth state to ban the sale of cosmetics tested on animals after Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a measure into law Thursday evening. The law, known as the New York Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, prohibits the sale and manufacturing of cosmetics that have been tested on animals. It is slated to go into effect in January 2023."

Read the full article on CNN.

The Australian government has blocked a proposed coal project just 10km from the Great Barrier Reef.

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"Australia has blocked a proposal for a new coal mine near the Great Barrier Reef. On Wednesday, the Australian government declined to grant permission for a new thermal coal project just off the coast of central Queensland. The news comes after public outcry over potential risks to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed reef."

Read the full article on Euronews.

A worker rides his motorcycle near lorries transporting coal before it is loaded onto a Chinese ship at a port in Vietnam

Image by Reuters

"The deal agreed between G7 countries, Denmark and Norway will see Vietnam receive a $15.5 billion financial package, with half of the money coming partially as public and private funding."

Read the full article on Independent.

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