Secondly, a species thought to have been extinct since the mid 19th century has been rediscovered:
A 'mythical' fly has been rediscovered after 160 years.From the BBC. But perhaps the best news is this:
Thought to be the first fly driven to extinction by humans, it was also considered one of Europe's few endemic animals to have disappeared for good.
The bizarre fly was considered 'mythical' due to its orange head, its preference for living on dead animal carcasses, and the fact it was rarely sighted even in the 19th Century.
The discovery of the fly living in Spain is "sensational", say scientists.
From the Telegraph. This is something to remember -- an international agreement to phase out a dangerous pollutant got positive results within 23 years. So maybe something can be achieved on the climate front too...