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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #6

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. 🙌

Cars drive on the Mittlerer Ring in Munich, Germany, February 1, 2023.

Image by Lukas Barth, Reuters

"The European Parliament on Tuesday gave its final approval to a ban on new sales of carbon-emitting petrol and diesel cars by 2035, with a view to getting them off the continent's roads by mid-century."

Read the full article on France 24.

Shell is being sued over its 'flawed' climate strategy with the backing of investors.

Image by AP Photo/Richard Drew, File

"Shell’s board of directors are being personally sued over their alleged failure to properly manage risks associated with the climate crisis."

Read the full article on Euronews.

The Amsterdam barrier prevents around 8,000 pieces of plastic from reaching the sea each month.

Image by GBB

"The Great Bubble Barrier deploys a perforated tube on riverbeds to create a curtain of bubbles which nudges waste to the bank for collection."

Read the full article on Positive.News.

Royal penguins on Macquarie Island, south of Tasmania. Tanya Plibersek has announced a proposal to triple the size of its marine park.

Image by Pete Oxford/WWF/PA

"The Australian government plans to make an area about the size of Germany in the Southern Ocean a marine zone, strengthening protections around Macquarie Island for millions of penguins and seals."

Read the full article on The Guardian.

Hedgehogs are in decline across Europe.

Image by Canva

"The world’s oldest European hedgehog has been found at a Danish volunteer project. The data from the project will be used to inform wild hedgehog protection initiatives."

Read the full article on Euronews.

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