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Here on Earth October 12: Good climate news to celebrate

Uber is electrifying its fleet, a nonprofit saved a quarter billion pounds of food, and scientists found a better way to "breed" coral.

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Progress in protecting our planet is being made everywhere, from the Florida Keys, to the City of Angels, and even in ride-sharing vehicles.

Companies, governments, and people here on Earth are constantly working toward — and succeeding in — creating a cooler future for us all.

Here are three huge wins to celebrate: 


Uber's fleet will be fully electric by the end of the decade

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Uber has promised that by 2030 it will only allow electric vehicles (EVs) on its platform in the United States and Europe in an effort to reduce its environmental impact. As part of the company's Our Green Future initiative, within the next three years, at least $800 million will be spent helping drivers make the switch to EVs. And the move to electrify Uber's fleet is happening quickly, with the company hoping to double the number of EVs available for riders to hail by next year. 


One L.A.-based nonprofit has stopped 250M pounds of produce from being wasted

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Since 2009, Food Forward has been feeding people across the United States while fighting food waste. Recently, the group announced that in total, it has given quarter of a billion pounds of produce to food-insecure families and individuals in seven states, instead of letting that food rot in landfills, creating harmful methane pollution. Food Forward isn't slowing down, either, rerouting at least 250,000 pounds of produce daily.


A team of scientists found a new way to breed endangered coral

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At the Florida Aquarium's Center for Conservation, scientists are innovating new ways to breed the state's endangered elkhorn coral. The team is using a novel "cryopreservation" technique to quickly grow hundreds of coral larvae, as reported by Hakai Magazine. While the lab-grown coral have not yet been introduced into Florida waters, this team's work has the potential to totally transform coral conservation efforts.

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