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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #46

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 44

Image credit: Mongabay

"Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh signed a decision this month to fully retain Tien Hai Nature Reserve, in a rare example of environmental protection winning over development in the Southeast Asian country."

Read the full article on Mongabay.

Image credit: John Nishikawa, volunteer at Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA).

"A pair of bald eagles are nesting for the first time in the city’s recorded history. Their presence underscores the dramatic return of a bird nearly pushed to extinction and of the improving health of Toronto’s sprawling green spaces and waterways."

Read the full article in the Guardian.

Image credit: Wix

"Germany's greenhouse emissions fell by around 10% in 2023, the biggest drop since the 1990 reunification, the country reported on Friday as its economy shrank while green power production rose."

Read the full article on Reuters.

Image via Africa News

"A Kenyan company is proving the saying: "one person's waste is another person's treasure," still rings true. On a February morning, a group of women on a Mombasa beach pick up plastic waste that will serve to build freezers. The waste is sold to company Kuza Freezer where employees first break it down into pellets before moulding it into cold storage units. Each freezer comes with a battery that can be charged using a solar panel."

Read the full article on Africa News.

Image via Wix

"In a statement in Addis Ababa on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, Alemu Sime, the Ethiopian Minister of Transport and Logistics, announced that the government had decided to allow only electric vehicles into the country, banning gasoline and diesel-powered cars."

Read the full article on Techpoint Africa.

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