Sustainability Roundup: September 2020


Here's what we're reading this month from bee populations are increasing to mangrove protection regulations.

Here's what we're reading this month:

Bee Populations Are Increasing In Many States–With Maine Seeing 70% Rise In 2 Years via Good News Network

It’s not often you hear good news about the health and prosperity of bee colonies in the United States or globally for that matter, but recent data collections released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that some states are experiencing growths in colony numbers of 70% or more.


Welcome to the Feminist Climate Renaissance via Grist

It’s no secret that the climate crisis will disproportionately disrupt the lives of women around the globe, especially women of color and those who live in the global south. Women make up a majority of the world’s impoverished population, and as the primary food growers and water collectors, they’re hardest hit by floods and droughts. They’re also less financially equipped to flee when natural disaster strikes — and vulnerable to gender-based violence.


Anger as Brazil revokes mangrove protection regulations via BBC

The Brazilian government of Jair Bolsonaro has revoked regulations that protect tropical mangroves and other fragile coastal ecosystems. Environmental groups have called the move a "crime".

Study highlights climate mitigation potential of encouraging Earth's forests to regenerate naturally via

Allowing forests to grow back naturally should be regarded alongside other measures like large-scale tree-planting as a critical nature-based approach to mitigating climate change, according to a major new study that maps potential above-ground carbon accumulation rates for forest regrowth across the globe.


What were your top reads this month? Drop a link in the comments!


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