Good News for the Environment

Sustainable stories of progress for the planet

A photo collage of a bird perched on top of a branch, a baby playing with a toy, a building, a Pampers play room, and a frog

Good News This Week: July 13, 2024 - Birds, Frogs, & Nurseries

Your weekly roundup of the best good news worth celebrating...
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The Sea Change hydrogen-powered ferry sets sail in the San Francisco Bay at sunset

World's first hydrogen-fueled ferry sets sail in San Francisco: 'You can actually drink the exhaust'

San Francisco's new Sea Change ferry is officially in service, emitting only water vapor that can be recycled throughout the vessel.
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Yosemite National Park on a foggy morning

Following wildfires, 100+ rare amphibians have been released back into Yosemite National Park

After the Rim Fire of 2013, this amphibian population declined by 50%. Now, they're getting a chance to start again in their native habitat.
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Sylvia Earle on a dive in the Galapagos

Sylvia Earle's optimism fuels record growth in 'Hope Spots' for ocean conservation

In 2009, Sylvia Earle started the nonprofit Mission Blue with 19 Hope Spots. Today, there are 158 Hope Spots to help ocean health and its biodiversity.
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Dos Rios Ranch Preserve area

California's next state park is a 'rewilded' ranch that also protects communities from floods

“You need to give the water a safe place to go... or it'll go to a place that's not safe.”
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A photo collage of a bar chart regarding deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, a solar wind farm, a drone show, and a Pampas cat

Good News This Week: July 6, 2024 - Drones, Butterflies, & Pampas Cats

Your weekly roundup of the best good news worth celebrating...
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A large pygmy blue whale swims beside a baby calf in a photo taken from above

Rare photos of newborn blue pygmy whale shed light on endangered species

A baby blue pygmy whale — the youngest ever spotted — is giving scientists renewed hope for the future of the endangered species.
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A heat map of land and sea

Breakthrough research on tiny ocean creatures promises better CO2 removal

Tiny marine life forms called plankton play a huge role in ocean carbon cycling.
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An aerial view of a neighborhood

Good news: Tiny urban green spaces can cool cities and save lives

A recent World Meteorological Organization report called heat waves the “deadliest meteorological hazard” from 2015 to 2019, affecting people living on all continents, and setting new national heat records in many regions.
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Two grizzly bear cubs sit in a grassy field, one has a stick in its mouth.

Grizzly bear baby boom in Yellowstone triples cub count in national park

A mother grizzly bear was spotted with a record five cubs, bringing the total bear cub count to 18, and highlighting the species' recovery.
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A melting glacier in Svalbard, Norway

Arctic glaciers are melting — but the microscopic fungi they leave in their wake could be the key to new life

Newly researched Arctic soil contains microorganisms capable of sequestering carbon and creating new life.
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A close-up of a beehive; a rendering of a home that utilizes terracotta walls to cool its interior

Engineers discover how to cool buildings without electricity — inspired by beehive architecture

An Indian architect created a company that designs cooling systems inspired by nature, offering an eco-friendly alternative to traditional air conditioning.
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