A new Filipino law requires every student to plant 10 trees each before graduating; Ken Wyatt is Australia’s first indigenous cabinet minister; a Filipino startup produces pencils that can grow into plants.
Del Taco customers will soon be able to request pea-based, environmentally-friendly “meat” as an alternative to any protein in Del Taco products; Israeli researchers are running a unique experiment in order to understand the psychology behind the Israel-Palestine conflict; Australia installed almost 50 percent more rooftop panels in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period last year.
Australia’s National Forest Industries Plan will help Australia meet its Paris climate agreement targets by planting one billion trees; removing asphalt from public spaces allows urban dwellers to reconnect with nature, reducing flooding and improving health; and affected by tsunamis, typhoons, and earthquakes, Japan is turning to carmakers such as Nissan and Mitsubishi to show how their electric vehicles can power homes in cases of emergency.
Peru will end the production, distribution, and consumption of single-use plastic bags; a new law in Niger protects people fleeing violence, natural disasters, and famine; and Victoria’s new cabinet is made up of 11 men and 11 women.
Thanks to a new technique using electrical stimulation, three paralyzed patients have been able to walk again; Palau becomes the first country to ban the sunscreen chemicals damaging coral reefs; and thanks to a robust vaccination program, rubella in Australia has been officially been eradicated.