Good News in 2017

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Good News in 2017

This show was a review of many of the good news stories from 2017. The primary source for the show was Future Crunch’s newsletter. If you haven’t already read Future Crunch, check out their blog at https://futurecrun.ch. For the specific article we used for the show you can find the link below.

Here’s some of the good news we covered in this show:

Chile set aside 11 million acres of land for national parks in Patagonia, following the largest ever private land donation from a private entity to a country. Smithsonian

China invested more than $100 billion into treating and preventing water pollution, and launched nearly 8,000 water clean-up projects in the first half of 2017. Reuters

The United States, Russia, China and the European Union reached a deal to make the Arctic off-limits to commercial fishers for the next 16 years. Science Mag

In July, 1.5 million people in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh set a new Guinness record for reforestation by planting more than 67 million trees in a 12 hour period. RT

A province in Pakistan announced it has planted 1 billion trees in two years, in response to the terrible floods of 2015. Independent

In August, the Canadian government and Inuit groups signed a deal to create the ‘Serengeti of the Arctic’ by far the largest marine reserve in the country’s history. Globe & Mail

A month later, one of the world’s largest marine parks was created off the coast of Easter Island, and will protect 142 species, including 27 threatened with extinction. Guardian

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