The Good News – March – First Edition

It’s Spring and the trees are blossoming, even though too many of the trees in Istanbul are over-pruned. Did I say the trees are blossoming? And I’ve decided to try something new on Biodivvy.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all of the bad environmental news available left and right. That’s why I’ve decided to compile some links to recent good biodiversity news in this post. If all goes well, I hope to continue offering good news updates once a month. I not only offer links to genuinely good news, I also try to find the beauty in the news that makes us cringe. In the face of so many depressing reports, we need our hope to blossom. Let me know what you think in the comments!

International news

Species news

Ecosystem recovery

  • The Aral Sea, which was once the world’s fourth largest lake but then dried up due to agricultural water diversion, has begun to recover from “one of the world’s worst ecological disasters” due to the construction of a dam.

Indigenous news

Crossing disciplines

Lifestyle

Consumer goods

Novel ideas

  • People sometimes like to express their political views and beliefs through their choice of diet. This newly branded option, the “Wildevore Diet,” focuses on food choices that target ecological improvement.

Naming names

  • This deeply disturbing news article about the weakening of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in the United States names the names of all of the industrial lobbyists who urged politicians to dismantle this 1970s law. The good news is that we know the names of the CEOs, businesses, and organizations destroying the biodiversity of migratory birds.

Conservation technology

Climate change

  • Fifty years ago, we learned of Climate Change, and often it seems like we’ve done nothing apart from proactive forms of denial. The good news is that the first day of the rest of our lives is today. The other good news is that knowledge is power.

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