Amazon To Invest In Sustainable Agroforestry And Reforestation In Brazil

Good News Notes: “Amazon (AMZN) has launched Agroforestry and Restoration Accelerator in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, a global environmental organization. This carbon removal project is part of the company’s commitment to meeting The Climate Pledge. It will be implemented in the Brazilian Amazonian state of Par by restoring native rainforests and fighting climate change…

Durg forest division plans reforestation over 2,500 acres

Good News Notes: “The Durg forest division of Chhattisgarh has launched a large-scale reforestation programme, which aims to cover 2,500 acres of land, on the periphery of a limestone mining area owned by the Bhilai Steel Plant of the Steel Authority of India Limited. Currently, the Durg division’s forest cover is over 248.59 hectares, which is 0.04…

This startup uses the cooling towers on buildings as carbon capture devices

Good News Notes: “On top of a nondescript industrial building in the Bay Area city of San Leandro, a company is pioneering a new way to fight climate change: Hacking a cooling tower—the equipment used for air conditioning in large buildings—to help pull CO2 from the atmosphere. So-called direct air capture machines are already in use elsewhere….

The municipality of Mira will reforest 1,600 hectares of burned pine forest

Good News Notes: “The investment in the amount of 2.6 million euros is “supported by the 2020 Regional Development Program. With the funding approved, the City Council will open a public tender for the execution of all works”, says the municipality in a statement sent to Lusa. According to the municipality, the area where this…

Snack Packaging Engineered for Negative Carbon Footprint

Good News Notes:  “Carbon footprint was crucial to the co-founders of Impact Snacks, who set out to make a positive impact on consumers and on the environment in merging no less than three trends: good-for-you superfood snack bars, sustainably optimized product packaging, and direct-to-consumer delivery. The 100% plant-based products launched last September after a year-long…

Côte d’Ivoire combats land exploitation via reforestation mission

Good News Notes: “Extensive deforestation to cultivate cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire the world’s leading producer of beans has reduced the surface area of the Ivorian forest from sixteen million hectares — or more than 50% at the time of the country’s independence in 1960, to two million hectares or less than 11% today, according to…

Ex-Reddit CEO raises $30M to offer ‘reforestation in a box’

Good News Notes: “Over the past 4.5 billion years (give or take a few hundred million), the Earth has cultivated many perfect examples of circular economy principles — including the natural patterns through which water is withdrawn from rivers, springs, streams, lakes (and so forth) through evaporation and returned through rainfalls both gentle and stormy. …