We are often bombarded with fear-mongering and shocking headlines that make us feel that the world is falling apart.

However, while it’s important to report on problems and issues, I believe there is so much good in this world that it needs to be found and promoted just as widely.

Because of that, I started The Happy Broadcast. It's an anti-venom to the vitriolic rhetoric that pervades our media. Also, this year, I’ve illustrated even more happy news than in 2018.

We need more positive news to acknowledge that the world is actually getting better little by little.

More info: Instagram

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Rose the Cook
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1 year ago

Child marriage should not be tolerated anywhere.

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When I'm working on The Happy Broadcast, I try to pick news that has an international appeal and touches themes like animal rights, climate change and science. News that shows how much we’re progressing on many fronts despite being often bombarded with few-mongering headlines.

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Ania O
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1 year ago

This should have way more upvotes!

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Marc
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1 year ago

Yet big parts of the Rainforest are burning these days...

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I think there are many reasons why negative news is dominating the media. It's like a sudden disaster a, it's more compelling than, for example, little improvements. Bad things can happen quickly, but good things aren’t built in a day, and as they unfold, they're out of sync with the news cycle.

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Nea
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1 year ago

This must make many people happy due to one act. Lovely initiative.

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago

I had read about this in the news earlier this year. Good job, mate!

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Marc
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1 year ago

Thank you Norway!

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As humans, we have this thing called “negative bias” that make us respond quicker to bad or dangerous situations. Nowadays, this bias is getting in the way of our happiness and well-being, and even our productivity because most of the narrative surrounding us (print, online or mobile) is that the “world is ending".

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Wow, that is a huge rise. Fantastic efforts.

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Marc
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1 year ago

It is getting more and more common in some countries and supermarkets. Loose fruits and vegetables and also non-perfect ones. It's a good trend!

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Foxxy
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1 year ago (edited)

More funding is needed for stem cell research. They have already discovered some incredible ways stem cells can help with paralysis and other movement disorders etc. Imagine what else they can discover.

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I think we should find a balance between negative and positive news. From politics to climate change and economy, negative and bad news surrounds us everywhere we go. A potential solution could be to limit the amount of bad news, basically slow down our personal news cycle, adding some positive news to our “news diet” to make sure that our outlook on the world is more optimistic. Also, it's very important to invest time to deal with misinformation and the reliability of news sources.

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Magpie
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1 year ago

Ducks will also be providing some fertilizer. Win Win

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Marc
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1 year ago

That is amazing! The Netherlands are an amazing example when it comes to society and community. We all can learn from them!

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Lucas
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1 year ago

Every country needs to do that - and stop whaling.

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Nea
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1 year ago

Steps like these show the power of the State in achieving large scale sustainable results if there is a will.

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Sonja
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1 year ago

Oh...thats sooo sweet, that should be everywhere..

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Marc
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1 year ago

That is especially important in the fight against so called puppy mills.

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Iggy
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1 year ago

Or buzz stops, as they should now be known.

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Marc
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1 year ago

It's sad that in 2019 equal pay has to be enforced. It should be just normal... should.

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Sonja
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1 year ago

Oooh.love this...why it is not everywhere...

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Pamela24
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1 year ago

I love this picture! So cute!

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Full Name
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1 year ago

This is a great contrast to all the negativity we hear about women's value in India.

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The bees thank you, and I thank you.

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Magpie
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1 year ago

I have always hated circuses. Even when I was so young I did not have the words to explain why I was crying. So good to see this!!!

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1 year ago

I'll believe it when I see it. There have been stories of oil eating bacteria, and all sorts of magical things that eat the bad stuff. I hope to see it, but until then....

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1 year ago

This is fantastic. Sooooo many people end up in jail or dead because we fail them as a society.

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1 year ago

Did they find a match?

Lizzy Potter
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1 year ago (edited)

Fortunately, YES!!! :D

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Carrie Roettger
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1 year ago

As an organ recipient myself (luckily my own daughter was a match ❤ she's my superhero), things like this that bring awareness to the need for donors always makes me happy.

tuzdayschild
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1 year ago

Trying to make me cry or what?

LGtv2014
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1 year ago

This is amazing. Now I'm just waiting for this to happen in every hospital for every person. I know it is hard to find stem cells that match, but maybe for something else that will make a difference. Maybe you don't know someone who needs it but I think making a difference for anyone is worth it.

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
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1 year ago

Humans are capable of such great deeds

Merilyn Horton
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1 year ago

Humanity at its best.

John Sarsfield
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1 year ago

Heroes, every one of ‘em!

Arrianna O'Byrne
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1 year ago

Why didn't this garner more points?

Corine McMillan
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1 year ago

I can't click Like enough!

MsM
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1 year ago

WOW :-) !!!

Thomas Turnbull
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1 year ago

Wonderful people

Mooncut
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1 year ago

Life is precious

Phyllis Rivenbark Gillentine
Community Member
1 year ago

where was this? I work for LifeGift, and organ donation organization.

Jeanette Elizabeth
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1 year ago

https://nypost.com/2019/03/04/thousands-line-up-in-rain-for-stem-cell-test-to-help-child-with-cancer/

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Donna MacDonald
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1 year ago

this was indeed true and in worcestershire England for a little boy, he is now in Singapore for more treatment that has been funded by a fundraising page. We have all locally done so many fundraising activities for the little boy.

sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

This is proof, we know there are many wonderful, caring people in our world !!!

Marie Alessi
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1 year ago

OMG this is sooo beautiful, I LOVE news like these <3 I hope he's winning the battle?!

Ursula miller
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1 year ago

I don't like people but this was heart warming.

Marg Smith
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1 year ago

Compassion in action

Maggie Hazlewood
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1 year ago (edited)

Yes they found a match but then he needed further pioneering treatment, only available in Singapore, so the community schools, individuals and local businesses then raised the money to send him.

Vivien Counsell Mitchell
Community Member
1 year ago

There are good - no, WONDERFUL people in this world. They tend to be the quiet ones!

Pobin Rice
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1 year ago

That’s not how you get stem cells...... you meant bone marrow

Dena G
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1 year ago

crying! what a beautiful thing - thank you for sharing!!! =)

Katherine Smith
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1 year ago

Worcester UK?

Laura Crawley
Community Member
1 year ago

I started tearing up at the 111 trees and am blubbering now... I’m in public people!

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
1 year ago

That really warms my heart! All those people trying so hard to save one little boy. I bet it meant so much to the family of that boy.

JJM
Community Member
1 year ago

Bless them all.

Steve Cruz
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1 year ago

This was at Pitmaston Primary School in the UK. https://nypost.com/2019/03/04/thousands-line-up-in-rain-for-stem-cell-test-to-help-child-with-cancer/

Elizabeth Gardner
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1 year ago

I hope for all that it worked!

Dini Ariaans
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1 year ago

Sou is slightly overblown statistic

Naomi
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1 year ago

That is amazing. Knowing someone is waiting for you outside, excited/nervous for your results (which is a sign of caring) is the best thiing in the world.

Renée Guercia
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1 year ago

This is amazing

Laura Neuscheler
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1 year ago

Where was this?

Laura Neuscheler
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1 year ago

Where was this?

Linda DeBaker Mucha Thomas
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1 year ago

It would be an awesome fact, but nearly 5K???? Wonder where this was!

Charles Rhodes
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1 year ago

When they do this for a person of color then it will be news

Cindy Lewis
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1 year ago

His genes are bad. Nature didn't intend for him to live. If he has kids, he'll just pass it along.

Yvonne Domeij
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1 year ago

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Yvonne Domeij
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1 year ago

Was trying to write wonderful! ❤

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Julie Lynch
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1 year ago

I really hope it worked for him

Annabelle Krnotch
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1 year ago

Omg! That's so sweet!

Cathy Proctor
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1 year ago

People can be great, sometimes it's hard to remember that so I thank you Mauro Gatti, Rokas Laurinavičius and Julija Nėjė for these posts.

Nancy Bernard
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1 year ago

This restores my faith in humanity.

Shart
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1 year ago

Annnnnnnnd? You left us hanging brah

Gay Abarbanell
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1 year ago

People can be truly amazing.

sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

Where is the answer ???

Rachel Ward
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1 year ago

They found a match!

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Sarawyn
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1 year ago

Wow!!

Diane Joines
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1 year ago

There are good folks in the United Stated

Sarah Hoffer
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1 year ago

There are lots of good people in the US , they're just not in the highest offices of government where we need them.

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Laura Baldwin
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1 year ago

What amazing people.

Allie England
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1 year ago

That gave me goosebumps

Dorothy Craig
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1 year ago

I ‘m moving there ! What great people ! To where do I buy my ticket ?

Bruce Hill
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1 year ago

Special people

Eric Ellazar
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1 year ago

If they found a match that's a good story to write.

Magpie
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1 year ago

If you would like to donate bone marrow : it is just a blood test to go on the list.

Ieva Nura
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1 year ago

Together and in hand everything possible..

Mary Popps
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1 year ago

I don't understand this one. What was the point of waiting in the rain for this child ? Someone could explain me please ?

Spikey Bunny
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1 year ago

Strangers just trying to do what they could to help a child... even the rain didn't stop them from lining up, trying to help. It's a very good thing

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Iggy
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1 year ago

95% is very impressive.

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European other
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Yes but they are in danger of climate change now like many species

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1 year ago

They should not have been there in the first place.

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Marc
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1 year ago

Palm oil is in so many products. I try to avoid them but it is not always easy. Palm tree farms did destroy a lot of animal habits and nature environments.

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Jon Garrett
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Nairobi has a baby elephant orphanage. So I guess not. Of course, if they are brought up in the orphanage, which is by Nairobi National Park, then they are not sold to a zoo or circus.

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1 year ago

That's adorable. Not sure how something involving grown adults and the most massive terrestrial animals can be adorable, but somehow it is.

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago

This is wonderful news!

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Zach Tan
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1 year ago

Great for packaging! For almost everything else, not so much. But still a great step forward!

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Pedro Hasashi
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1 year ago

Now let's build Jurassic Park!

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Magpie
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1 year ago

That is brilliant! And this research has taken a very long time to bear fruit. Thank god for scientists ;p

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Magpie
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1 year ago

This is great! This is what us grown ups need to do for the climate strike kids.

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Lucas
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1 year ago

The best snoots on the planet's best critters.

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Magpie
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1 year ago

So wonderful to see compassion making the law. * cries just a bit *

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Juliana Kessler
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1 year ago

This is definitely a good thing, but be careful to remember that fortnite is known for an especially toxic crunch culture. Employees are expected to work insane hours with no pay. Planting forests is good, but he should also be held responsible for the unfair and harmful working conditions his company creates.

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Marc
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1 year ago

That is a good sign. Break the circle! That is the only way.

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arjelio mas
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1 year ago

The rabid, right-wingers still spewing their nonsense that renewables will drive prices up so high no one will be able to have electricity will not be noticing this development. The belief disconfirmation paradigm is too powerful for some people to overcome.

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Kathy Baylis
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1 year ago

Glad to see them come back. Sad that they died out there in the first place.

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Slinkman
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1 year ago

Ironic to place greenery on the exact place where ice and snow should be.

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Nia Loves Art
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1 year ago

This is nice, but it would be better if children being educated wasn’t contingent on their parents paying any sort of fee.

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John
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1 year ago

Sweet! Now they just need to do something about the cattle ranchers.

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Rosie Hamilton
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1 year ago

Dogs are pretty good at this too!

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

We still have a long way to go.

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Alethia Nyx
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1 year ago

*one of mathematics most prestigious awards. The Abel prize for mathematics. The most prestigious is the fields medal, was first (and so far only) won by a woman in 2014, Maryam Mirzakhani.

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Maybe so but what research has been made to find out the effects seaweed has on the cows body. We already know that corn isn’t very good for them yet they are still fed a high corn diet in some countries (US particularly).

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1 year ago

Although the use of solar panels is green, many solar panel manufacturing processes are not. To create a solar panel, caustic materials will emit greenhouse gases. Plus less than 11% of each panel has salvageable metals so they're not very recyclable once they're usable life has expired. Most people aren't aware that the 'green' alternatives often aren't.

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