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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #7

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.


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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News Week 7



Costa Rica announces ban on fishing of hammerhead sharks

Image by Mongabay


"Costa Rica announced an all-out ban on the fishing of hammerhead sharks, specifically the smooth hammerhead (Sphyrna zygaena), scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) and great hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran)."

Read the full article on Mongabay.




Researchers find 26 Australian species recovered from the brink of extinction

Image by Biodiversity Council: Conrad Hoskin


"Researchers have found several Australian wildlife species which were previously hit by rapid declines and faced the likelihood of extinction have recovered to the point they should no longer be considered threatened."

Read the full article on ABC News.



‘Tipping point’: Renewable energy to become the world’s top source of electricity by 2025

Image by Canva


"According to the International Energy Agency’s Electricity Market Report 2023, 90 per cent of new demand between now and 2025 will be covered by clean energy sources like wind and solar, along with nuclear energy."

Read the full article on Euronews.




Machine learning makes long-term, expansive reef monitoring possible

Image by Mongabay


"Conservationists can now monitor climate impacts to expansive marine ecosystems over extended periods of time, a task that used to be impossible, using a tool developed by scientists in the U.S."

Read the full article on Mongabay.



Baby kangaroo poo could be the secret to stopping cows’ methane farts

Image by Sebastien Kahnert/AP/Hans Lucas/Reuters


"The researchers added a microbial culture made from baby kangaroo faeces plus a known methane inhibitor to a cow stomach simulator. The result? It produced acetic acid instead of methane. Unlike the greenhouse gas, acetic acid isn’t emitted as flatulence and actually benefits cows by aiding muscle growth. So it’s something of a win-win situation."

Read the full article on Euronews.



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