Plantlife Launches “No-Mow May” Campaign to Support Pollinators in the UK

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Even if you’re not in the UK, consider adopting the No Mow May movement to help your local pollinators thrive this season. By Arielle Tiangco for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved Plantlife Launches No Mow May Campaign to Support Pollinators in the UK Conservation charity Plantlife is urging gardeners in the UK to “do nothing for nature” this month as part of their No Mow May campaign. This campaign is designed to let wildflowers grow unrestrained in people’s yards, to…

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This Yacht Will Fuel Itself with the Trash it Sucks Up from Our Oceans

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Bourgnon designed the yacht with room for a scientific laboratory so that marine biologists & chemists can study the effects of plastic on the ecosystem. By Arielle Tiangco for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved This Yacht Will Fuel Itself with the Trash it Sucks Up from Our Oceans Professional yacht racer Yves Bourgnon was irritated at the sight of floating plastic trash in seawater and decided to turn that anger into the inspiration he needed to create the concept for…

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One of Britain’s Rarest Butterfly Species Bounces Back from Near Extinction

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Hiscock fenced the hill & lightly grazed it with cattle, creating the perfect conditions for wildflowers favored by Duke caterpillars and butterflies to grow. By Vlad Harabara for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved One of Britain’s Rarest Butterfly Species Bounces Back from Near Extinction Ten years ago, a butterfly called the Duke of Burgundy was listed as Britain’s rarest, with the species hurtling towards extinction. Thanks to wildlife-friendly farms, however, the population of the small butterfly has now bounced…

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The Rewilding Movement is Gaining Momentum in Scotland

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The SWA hopes that the public will continue to push for politicians who will back the rewilding plan so that Scotland can combat climate change. By Arielle Tiangco for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved The Rewilding Movement is Gaining Momentum in Scotland The natural world thrives when allowed to maintain the delicate balance of its ecosystems, but human activity has thrown nature off balance and we are now facing the consequences. In the past 50 years, approximately two-thirds of…

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This Dutch Pollinator Strategy Protects Bees Across the Country

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Naturalis reported that this year, “an average of 18 to 20 bees and hoverflies were recorded in each garden during the count. By Arielle Tiangco for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved This Dutch Pollinator Strategy Protects Bees Across the Country Last week, the Netherlands held a bee-counting event in which more than 11,000 volunteers from across the country participated. The volunteers spent 30 minutes recording the various types of bees visiting their gardens with the help of a list…

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