The year 2020 also brings its share of good news on the world of plants! Focus on four of them around the discovery of a new species in Colombia, soil remediation in Nancy, the rescue of a century-old fig tree in Kenya and an initiative to exchange seeds or plants in Rouen .
“In Colombia, researchers have discovered a new species of the previously unknown ‘frailejón’ plant. However, this turns out to be essential for the preservation of the region’s water! On the other hand, this new species faces a serious conservation problem due to climate change but also to tourism. “
Extract from the article “Colombia: discovery of a new species of plant essential to the preservation of water! »On Science Post – Learn more about this good news.
“An ultimately victorious battle. Environmentalists fought against the authorities in Nairobi who wanted to cut down a century-old fig tree to make way for a highway.
Announced in October, this four-lane built with Chinese funding was indeed to pass right on the site of the tree, as reported by the New York Times. Finally, the capital of Kenya reversed its decision on November 11 after numerous criticisms from environmental activists. “
Extract from the article “Kenya: a century-old fig tree saved by environmental activists” on CNews – Learn more about this good news.
“Slag dumps, industrial sites: more than 100,000 ha of land are polluted with heavy metals in France according to ADEME, a good part of which is in Lorraine. Soils that can be decontaminated thanks to hyper-accumulative plants, now cultivated in large numbers by the start-up Econick in Chanteheux. “
Extract from the article “Nancy: extracting heavy metals from soil polluted with plants and recovering them, it’s possible” on France Info – Learn more about this good news.
“Proof that nature and solidarity go hand in hand, the city of Rouen has set up donation boxes… dedicated to gardening. Light on a very beautiful idea which encourages people to put their hands in the ground while boosting the circular economy. “
Extract from the article “In Rouen, donation boxes to exchange seeds or plants” on Positivr- Learn more about this good news.
And you, what is your good news?
Every Thursday in November, find “The good news 2020” on Tela Botanica. Each week, we will offer you a selection of good news and positive ideas on plants and biodiversity in 2020. Let’s put joy and color in the news of this very special year 2020! Do you also have some good news on plants to share? Send them to us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org specifying your sources, we will gladly distribute them to the network!
This is not one, not two, but four good news on plants to read in this first issue “The good botanical news”.
On the menu for this good news 2020, a species of plant (re) discovered in France, prehistoric trees saved in Australia, a jurisdiction to protect forests in Romania and …