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    5 Good Things That Happened for the Planet in 2021

    5 Good Things That Happened for the Planet in 2021

    It wasn’t all bad. Here’s some of the good news from this year. Environmental Rights Amendment Passes in New York Markus Spiske / Pexels In November, New Yorkers voted to add 15 words to the Bill of Rights of the New York State Constitution, stating that “each person shall have a right to clean air […]

    30 White Rhinos Make Largest ‘Translocation’ in Their Species’ History

    30 White Rhinos Make Largest ‘Translocation’ in Their Species’ History

    Thirty white rhinos have just made an incredible journey. The vulnerable mammals traveled more than 3,400 kilometers (approximately 2,113 miles) from South Africa to Rwanda in the “largest single rhino translocation in history,” African Parks announced on Monday. “Introductions to safe, intact wild landscapes are vital for the future of vulnerable species like white rhino, […]

    ‘Magical’ Coral Spawning Is Sign of Hope for Great Barrier Reef

    ‘Magical’ Coral Spawning Is Sign of Hope for Great Barrier Reef

    The news is full of dire warnings about the future and current health of the Great Barrier Reef, but the World Heritage Site is not dead yet. Scientists on Tuesday night recorded videos of corals spawning en masse off the coast of Cairns, Queensland. “Nothing makes people happier than new life, and coral spawning is […]

    UK to Decarbonize Its Electricity by 2035, Johnson Says

    UK to Decarbonize Its Electricity by 2035, Johnson Says

    The UK will remove fossil fuels from its electricity mix by 2035, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday. The news comes as the UK prepares to host the upcoming COP26 international climate conference in Glasgow next month, Reuters reported. The country has already pledged to reduce emissions by 78 percent by 2035, and […]

    8 Good Environmental News Stories You Might Have Missed

    8 Good Environmental News Stories You Might Have Missed

    By John R. Platt We’ve had a particularly brutal summer — not to mention spring and winter — so now that autumn has arrived, let’s take a break from all the awful environmental news to focus on a few good-news items you may have missed. These aren’t necessarily resounding successes — we still have a […]

    Emory University to Update Medical School Curriculum to Include Climate Risks

    Emory University to Update Medical School Curriculum to Include Climate Risks

    By YCC Team Climate change increases the risks of many health problems, such as heat stroke and asthma. “Despite this… my peers and I, as we sat in our first-year medical school lecture halls, we really heard no mention of this whatsoever,” says Emaline Laney, a student at the Emory University School of Medicine. On […]