EU Countries Require Proof that Trade is Not Contributing to Deforestation
The 27 European Union countries recently adopted legislation requiring companies trading palm oil, cattle, wood, coffee, cocoa, rubber and soy to verify that the goods they sell in the EU have not led to deforestation. I found this AP article on Ned Hamson’s blog: https://nedhamsonsecondlineviewofthenews.com/
… speaking of slowing deforestation:
The Rate of Deforestation has Decreased in Brazil
So far this year, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is down 40 percent from last year. In April, deforestation was down 68 percent. You can read more from Yale Environment.
Greece is Improving Wheelchair Accessibility on Beaches
Greece is working to make beaches more accessible for people in wheelchairs. The Seatrac system includes a solar powered track operated by remote control. For more information and a video showing how the system works, here’s an article from Nice News.
A Truck Driver was Rescued from a Flooded River in Kenya
A truck driver in Kenya had become trapped on the side of his overturned truck in a flooded river. The arial elephant rescue team of Sheldrick Wildlife Trust came to his rescue in a helicopter. Read more about it HERE.
To read more about the usual rescue work of Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, click HERE.
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