Positive environmental news alert! Reasons to be happy.

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We all know the impact of our past environmental negligence. It is quite overwhelming to think about the effects this negligence is going to cost our offspring. But is also important that the sufferings we have caused to mother earth don’t overshadow the good that has been done as well.

 MAHATMA GANDHI "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." When it comes to the environment, this is unquestionably true.

Want to listen to some good environmental news? Here is presented the positive news on the environment that will make you remember that good things happened in the month of February.

POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT NEWS!

India's NIUA and the World Economic Forum will collaborate on a program to develop sustainable cities.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) and the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together on a 'Sustainable Cities India' program.

The program's goal is to help cities obtain decarbonization solutions in the energy, transportation, and built environment sectors.

This initiative is noteworthy because it comes shortly after India's Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated India's commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2070 as part of its climate mitigation response at COP26.

Narendra Modi

ISFR report, India's forest, and tree cover increased by 2,261 sq. km in the last two years.

 According to the India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2021, India's forest and tree cover has increased by 2,261 square kilometers in the last two years, with Andhra Pradesh growing the most forest cover of 647 square kilometers.

Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav released the Forest Survey of India's (FSI) biennial report, which assesses the country's forest resources.

 He revealed that the total tree-and-forest cover in the country has increased by 1,540 square kilometers of forest cover and 721 square kilometers of tree cover since the 2019 report.

Forest plantation

A Kenyan engineer transforms plastic into bricks stronger than concrete.

People created a plastic world, and we are now experiencing the repercussions. However, one Kenyan engineer has discovered a way to turn our plastic issue into a solution! The Nairobi-based company "Gjenge Makers" acknowledged that plastic waste pollution had become a serious problem.

A study provided by the National Environmental Management Agency (NEMA) discovered that more than half of cattle in Kenya near urban areas had polycarbonate in their stomachs.

By developing a plastic brick 7X stronger than concrete made from recycled materials, the company hopes to inspire hope that there are solutions to the crisis.

Gjenge Makers

More than 3,500 turtles are rescued from the cold in Texas.

When a historic snowstorm hit Texas in the second half of this month, it dominated the news.

While the storm was devastating for many, sea turtles were faced with a unique challenge: when the temperature drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, they become stunned and freeze.

Local experts were naturally concerned, but thankfully, over 3,500 sea turtles were rescued and cared for at a nearby convention center. It took a large number of volunteers, kiddie pools, and generators to complete the task! 

Sea Turtle being rescued in Texas

NASA Satellites Aid in Quantifying the Effects of Forests on the Global Carbon Budget

It's a great time for reforestation! The world has finally realized that trees matter and are the best natural solution to climate change. The technology underlying environmental initiatives is constantly evolving.

After all, it is critical to monitor and collect data in order to better understand the impact of our forests. According to NASA, "a diverse team of international researchers – including NASA scientists – have created a new method to assess how changes in forests over the past two decades have impacted carbon concentrations in the atmosphere using ground, airborne, and satellite data."

NASA overlooking forest

Himachal Pradesh has received the first biodiversity park as part of its commitment to the conservation of threatened Himalayan herbs.

Himachal Pradesh has received the first biodiversity park as part of its contribution to the conservation of endangered Himalayan herbs. This park is nearing completion in Mandi's Bhulah valley.
The biodiversity park, worth Rs 1 crore, is being developed by HP's forest department as part of the National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS).
The park's goal is to connect tourism activities while also providing new opportunities for researchers to investigate various medicinal herbs found in the Himalayas that are on the verge of extinction.

Himachal Pradesh Biodiversity park

 Hope reading the above good news has made your day a little brighter.

Articulated by : Palak Vijay 

 

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