There is, sadly, no shortage of doom and gloom when it comes to the state of the natural world right now.
The Amazon rainforest reportedly lost an area equivalent to the state of Connecticut in 2020; more energy is expended on Bitcoin mining than the entire nation of Argentina produces; Northern California's kelp forests have completely collapsed; shark populations have dropped 71% since 1970.
Yeah, it's bad out there.
And so we cling to all the good news that we can, and there is some! Bald eagles have made an amazing comeback in the lower 48 states. Kenya has twice as many elephants as it did 30 years ago. And 2020 saw record growth in renewable energy generation.
And if you love rhinos — who doesn't — there's even more reason to celebrate.