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99 Reasons 2016 Was a Good Year - Angus Hervey

Was 2016 really all bad news?  That depends on your source.

Our team at Future Crunch spent the year gathering good news stories you probably didn’t hear about:

1. British Columbia protected 85% of one of the world’s largest temperate rainforests, home to the wonderfully named ‘Spirit Bear.’

2. In February, Peru and Bolivia signed a $500 million deal to preserve Lake Titicaca.

3. In March, the US government abandoned its plan for oil and gas drilling in Atlantic waters, reversing its decision from a year ago.

4. After nearly 13 years of difficult negotiations, Malaysia established a 1 million hectare marine park that pioneers a mixed-use approach to marine conservation.

5. In 2016, more than 20 countries pledged more than $5.3 billion for ocean conservation and created 40 new marine sanctuaries covering an area of 3.4 million square km.

6. That included a new record holder for the world’s biggest marine reserve, off the coast of Antarctica.  SEE ALL

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