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What's up this week? Drivers can exchange their old car for a 3-year free transit pass in Barcelona and more.
In Barcelona, drivers can exchange their old car for a 3-year free transit pass. Since public transit infrastructure already exists, promoting such incentives is significantly cheaper for the city than advertising electric vehicles.
Paris invested $260 million to become 100% bicycle-friendly by 2026. The "Plan Velo: Act 2" is part of a greater endeavour to remove cars from the city centre, including transforming the Champs-Élysées avenue into a vast community garden.
Thanks to environmental education and new legislation that criminalizes poaching and consuming turtles, the number of loggerhead sea turtle nests on Cap Verde beaches increased by 2000% in the past six years.
In a highly successful trial, a ship operated by The Ocean Cleanup brought almost 30 tonnes of trash ashore. As a result, the non-profit organization now wants to scale up the operation to clean up the Great Pacific garbage patch.
Scientists studying carbon sequestration discovered that whales account for around 60 percent of annual sequestration in the areas they live – more than seagrass, salt marshes and kelp put together. Preserving the whales could therefore be instrumental to fixing the climate.
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