The Top 5 Happy Eco News Stories for March 28, 2022

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The Top 5 Happy Eco News Stories for March 28, 2022

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This week we have three guest posts. The first post is by Job van Hooijdonk the co-founder of Regreener who tells us about an important partnership between his company and an international law firm. The second post is by Kristin Canning, the Partnership Director at Rainforest Rescue who tells us about the 2022 Canopy Awards, a competition that helps raise awareness and protection of rainforests. The third guest post is by Rick Wallace, the founder of Tackle Village who tells us about 13 positive physical and mental effects of fishing. We also have stories about the best electric cars you can buy, a historic treaty on plastic waste, a 1.5m hectares of forest restoration plan in Brazil, a successful breeding project for Iberian Lynx, and solar panels that help grow crops in the desert.

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Protecting the World’s Forests – Law Firm and Tree Planters Join Forces for Good

Guest Post by: Job van Hooijdonk, co-founder of Regreener

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There is nothing more important than the world’s forests. Together, they cover nearly a third of the Earth’s land surface and play an important role for every living creature on the planet. Forests provide us with timber and food, help to combat climate change, protect biodiversity, protect soil and protect rivers, and serve as a space for people to get close to nature. The forest sector generates jobs for approximately 33 million people, as more than half of the world’s economic production depends on ecosystem services provided by the forest. Because of our dependence to the forests, we must take action to manage forests sustainably. This is turn will help us to reduce deforestation, restore degraded landscapes, reduce carbon emissions, and help provide people with jobs and renewable material.

To raise awareness of the importance of forests around the world, the United Nations General Assembly has made March 21 the International Day of Forests. To celebrate this day, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national, and international efforts to organize activities that involve forests and trees, such as tree planting…[read more].

Your Shutter Might Only Be Open For a Few Seconds But Your Pictures Could Help Protect Rainforests Forever

Guest Post by: Kristin Canning, Partnership Director at Rainforest Rescue 

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Rainforest Rescue is a DGR-registered not-for-profit and has been protecting and restoring rainforests in Australia and internationally since 1999. Our vision is to Protect Rainforests Forever. Our mission is to Rescue vulnerable rainforests by buying threatened properties; Restore damaged & fragmented habitat through reforestation; Conserve the biodiversity & cultural heritage of the Rainforest; and Learn from the forest, sharing & raising awareness.

For many decades, the globally significant yet unprotected lowland Daintree rainforest has suffered significant land clearing and degradation from development. Continuously evolving for as many as 180 million years, the Daintree is the most ancient rainforest worldwide by far. It must be protected, forever. It is an extremely unique, biodiverse wildlife haven, home to species found nowhere else on the planet except, sometimes, in fossil records. From threatened cassowaries to primitive flowering plants, the Daintree is an irreplaceable conservation refuge with 395 endemic species listed as either rare or threatened…[read more].

Health Benefits Of Fishing: 13 Positive Physical and Mental Effects

Guest Post by: Rick Wallace, founder of Tackle Village

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With the pandemic, global tensions, and increasing division in our own societies, we need to focus more on our physical and mental wellbeing more than ever.

And there are few activities that are as good for that as fishing.

In this article, we go through 13 of the key physical and mental benefits of fishing.

Hopefully, this list of the health benefits of fishing can convince you, or someone close to you, to spend more time on the water and less time worrying about what you can’t necessarily control.

Physical Benefits of Fishing

While not as physically demanding as, say, running or riding, fishing is nonetheless good for your muscles and your aerobic fitness. And by spending time in the fresh air and sunshine, you’ll see a range of positive effects on your body… [read more].

The Happy Eco News Weekly Top 5

  1. These Are The Best Electric Cars You Can Buy in 2022 (That Aren’t a Tesla)

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  • There are many other electric cars brand beyond Tesla which are more affordable and offer different and may offer different features. Some of these cars include:
  • Volkswagen ID.4 offers a reasonable starting price, has an efficient drivetrain, and has access to the second-best electric car charging network in America.
  • The Lucid Air Dream is built with lightweight materials and kicks out 993 horsepower…[read more].

2. World Leaders Agree To Forge a “Historic” Treaty on Plastic Waste

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  • World leaders, environment ministers, and representatives from 173 countries have agreed to develop a legally binding treaty that would cover the full lifecycle of plastic production.
  • The resolution also introduced provisions to recognize waste pickers and the acknowledgment of the role of indigenous peoples.
  • The treaty will include financial and technical support as well as a scientific body to advise it and the possibility of a global fund…[read more].

3. From Humble Roots, a Restoration Plan in Brazil Aims for 1.5m Hectares of Forest

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  • The Conservador da Mantiqueira program in Brazil has helped to restore 5000 hectares of forest cover in a watershed area that serves São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Minas Gerais.
  • To date, the project has planted 2 million native trees.
  • “All this work is aimed not only to improve the environmental quality of the Indigenous land but also to sustain the survival of the Indigenous people in the long term,” said Adriana Kfouri, a member of the Conservador da Mantiqueira management committee and director of The Nature Conservancy’s Mantiqueira region…[read more].

4. Breeding Project Boosts Iberian Lynx Numbers From 94 to 1,100

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  • The Iberian lynx was at risk of going extinct due to hunting by humans, destruction of its natural habitat, and an illness among its favourite food source, the rabbit.
  • An ambitious breeding program as well as introducing more than 100 000 rabbits into the lynx’s breeding grounds have helped their populations rise.
  • The latest census of lynx numbers in 2020 has shown the numbers to have reached 1,100 (from 94 in 2002)…[read more].

5. These Solar Panels Pull in Water Vapor to Grow Crops in the Desert

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  • Researchers have conducted a plant-growing test by using WEC2P in Saudi Arabia whereby they use waste heat from solar panels when generating electricity to drive absorbed water out of the hydrogel.
  • The water collected was used to irrigate 60 water spinach seeds.
  • “Our goal is to create an integrated system of clean energy, water, and food production, especially the water-creation part in our design, which sets us apart from current agrophotovoltaics” said Peng Wang, a professor of environmental science and engineering at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology…[read more].

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