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3 Good News Stories You Missed Because of the Coronavirus

By Julie Heinisch 

With the Coronavirus taking over the news lately, here are some uplifting news that might have gone unseen in this time. 

  1. The BBC reported that Wales has planted 1 million ‘Wonder Plant’ Seedlings to create healthy seas and fight the climate crisis. Due to the loss of crucial seagrass, which kept the waters healthy and clean, massive replanting has been organized in Wales. Seagrass captures carbon more efficiently than even rainforests. So, seagrass seeds were collected and transferred into small pouches sewn together from natural materials and are now being put into the floor of coasts.

Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-wales-51825456/seagrass-a-million-seeds-planted-off-pembrokeshire-coast

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  1. In the UK, new legislation will make business responsible for the rubbish they create, this being an important step to reduce waste, said Positive News. This legislation is due to become effective in 2023. This demand for less waste came not only from environmental groups but also from consumers, particularly young adults. Consumers are leaning more towards sustainability and some companies have already changed their packaging, like Tesco reducing plastic packaging during 2020. This legislation will make sure that every business will become aware of their waste and change the amount of it they produce.

Link: https://www.positive.news/environment/thinking-outside-the-box-how-brands-and-governments-are-tackling-trash/

 

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  1. Scientists have invented a new type of contact lenses that could correct red-green colour blindness. This technology does already exist in the form of sunglasses, but this is the first time it will be available in contact lenses form. This is all thanks to a team of engineers at Tel Aviv University, according to Science Alert.

Link: https://www.sciencealert.com/contact-lenses-to-correct-red-green-colour-blindness-could-soon-be-a-thing

from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Contact-lenses-old-new.png

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