Russia may not be known for its 'good news' pieces as of late, but one rule that's changing will soon benefit the world. . Being as forested and remote as it is, large parts of Russia can easily be consumed by forest fires. However, lack of accessibility and resources have led local authorities to define 'zones of control', or areas where it is legal to let wildfires run their own course (though monitored by satellite). While naturally occurring wildfires can be good for ecosystems, thousands of hectares of trees going up in smoke spells disaster for the climate crisis. That is, until next year, when rules around how 'zones of control' are defined get updated and must be revisited each year. Experts say the new rules could lead zones of control decreasing in size by 25-30%, or roughly 2 million square kilometers of forest! . . Read more good news pieces from around the world: https://www.greenpeace.org/international/story/56202/good-news-stories-from-around-the-world-october/ . Graphic shows a map of forest fire areas as well as shaded areas for how large they once were. The factoid reads: "New firefighting rules in remote Russian forests are set to decrease allowed wildfire zones by 25-30%." . Pixel Planet Today is created by Terrabyte (https://terrabyte.eco). Give us a follow and keep up with the other stuff we're doing. 🌎❤️ . . #russiaforests #wildfires #wildfireprevention #sustainableforests #forestconservation #wildlifeconservation #pixelplanet #pixelplanettoday #terrabyte #pixelart #planetfacts #artivism #climatedesign
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