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Here on Earth July 20, 2022: Good climate news to celebrate

The Army investing in solar power, video gaming to save the environment, and a California law to limit pollution — here's your weekly dose of climate news to celebrate.

Positive climate news to celebrate this week

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The past few weeks saw multiple countries take big steps for promoting clean energy while also protecting people's health. 

Whether it was a huge, new clean energy project championed by the U.S. Army, or a new app that's inspiring millions of people to unite for a better future, progress is happening to protect, if you know where to look.

Here are three big wins to celebrate:


The U.S. Army goes big on solar

The largest floating solar farm

On June 10, the U.S. Army unveiled a floating solar farm outside of Fort Bragg. This installation is the largest floating solar farm in the Southeast and the Department of Defense's first. This solar farm fulfills a large part of the Army's climate strategy to use clean power and reduce pollution. Now that's something to (Fort) Bragg about!


Researchers found that gaming can be good for the environment 

A person playing Mission 1.5, a mobile game

Mission 1.5, a mobile game that aims to educate people on their environmental impact, recorded its 6 millionth user. The app doesn't just educate people on how to live green, though; it allows people to give their opinions on how governments can fight global overheating. The game's player base is now the single biggest source of public opinion data on the climate … ever!


single-use plastics will be phased out in national parks and on public lands

Clean national park where single-use plastics are phased out (Positive climate news)

The Department of the Interior announced that by 2032, across the 400+ national parks, no one will be able to sell or distribute single-use items, greatly helping to protect parks and public lands. It's estimated that the new rule will keep millions of pounds of plastic waste from the environment. 

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