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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12 months 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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12 months ago

This should have way more upvotes!

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Marc
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12 months 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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12 months ago

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

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Raine Soo
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12 months ago

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

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Marc
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12 months 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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12 months ago

Wow, that is a huge rise. Fantastic efforts.

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Marc
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12 months 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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12 months 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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12 months ago

Ducks will also be providing some fertilizer. Win Win

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Marc
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12 months 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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12 months ago

Every country needs to do that - and stop whaling.

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Nea
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12 months 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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12 months ago

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

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Marc
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12 months ago

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

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Iggy
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12 months ago

Or buzz stops, as they should now be known.

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Marc
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12 months 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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12 months ago

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

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Pamela24
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12 months ago

I love this picture! So cute!

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Full Name
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12 months 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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12 months ago

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

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Magpie
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12 months 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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Full Name
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12 months 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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Full Name
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12 months ago

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

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Full Name
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12 months ago

Did they find a match?

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Iggy
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12 months ago

95% is very impressive.

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European other
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12 months ago

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

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Rose the Cook
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12 months ago

They should not have been there in the first place.

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Marc
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12 months 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.

Sivi
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12 months ago

What annoys me is the palm oil go under diffrent names too.

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European other
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12 months ago

Too many palm oil plantations in Malaysia

Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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12 months ago

Yes. I often drove down the peninsula (PEN-KL-SIN) and was saddened by the endless stretches of palm plantations visible from the highway.

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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12 months ago

Buen trabajo, Peru! I really wish that there would be more of a push around the world to use an oil that is more sustainable and has less of crushing environmental impact. Palm oil is in sooo many products, even organic ones.

Jayne Benton Pepper
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12 months ago

I think products need to display on the front of the package, that they contain palm oil. I think most people would do the right thing.

Foxxy
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12 months ago

Fingers crossed they follow through.

Full Name
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12 months ago

Amen. Deforestation/habitat loss is so much more destructive than people realize.

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Mooncut
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12 months ago

That's in 2 years. I hope they achieve it

Steve Cruz
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12 months ago

This is also good news for humans!

Christina Uhlir
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11 months ago

Absolutely, Steve, everything is connected, what's good for animals, it's good for the environment, it's good for people. "We belong to nature, nature does not belong to us." - Chief Seattle

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Renée Guercia
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11 months ago

Thank goodness

Denise Ward
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11 months ago

Why not now?

Linda DeBaker Mucha Thomas
Community Member
11 months ago

All countries need to do what they can to protect nature and all the wildlife! Kudos to Peru!

sharron lynn parsons
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11 months ago

This is fantastic news, thank you Peru !!!

Johan Lorentzen
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11 months ago

Wonderfull

Afina Karapetyan
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11 months ago

I try to avoid foods that have palm oil in it, but it's pretty hard considering almost everything has it other than fresh foods.

Kirsten Lunoe
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11 months ago

Palm oil is not labelled properly and is in EVERYTHING. Truly the scourge of conservation.

Margaret Cabello
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11 months ago

Hopefully we can come up with more of these great wins.

Pat Reynolds
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11 months ago

Not much palm oil produced in Peru compared to Indonesia

Sylvia Peet
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11 months ago

That's if there are any forests left by 2021.

Vivien Counsell Mitchell
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11 months ago

When a widely-used product, like palm-oil, is no longer being planted, governments need to provide farmers with viable alternatives that don't need wide-spread deforestation. What are the acceptable alternatives?

Christina Uhlir
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11 months ago

Alternatives are probably more expensive to produce, I would be willing to pay more for more environment friendly products.

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Beth Richards
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12 months ago

now we need this in England... all over the world actually!!!

Linda Robinett
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12 months ago

Peru is such a beautiful country. Lets keep it that way.

nala simba
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12 months ago

Slow learners, but at last they are waking up!

Christina Uhlir
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11 months ago

Better than being ignorant.

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Kim Millspaugh
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12 months ago

It wasn't that long ago people were saying the same thing about the petroleum-based surfactants that palm oil replaced. Nothing is simple.

Christina Uhlir
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11 months ago

Doing good thing is always harder to achieve, but always more rewarding and beneficial (in long run).

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Yancy Naughton
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12 months ago

reduce demand for palm oil through education

Christina Uhlir
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11 months ago

That is excellent news. So grateful, Peru.

sharron lynn parsons
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11 months ago

Wonderful news, unfortunately, it is in so many products, companies will not be happy, that's just too bad !!!

Christina Uhlir
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11 months ago

Don't worry about companies, they'll find other places to destroy.

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Elizabeth Gardner
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11 months ago

I hope it is not too late.

Auntie Depressant
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11 months ago (edited)

YES! Palm oil is the worst, and actually quite easy to avoid! I’ve not had a single drop in or on my body in decades...is my medal in the mail? ; )

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
11 months ago

It should be. Thank you, Auntie.

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Kathryn Bell
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11 months ago

I don't like palm oil but the alternatives to palm can be even worse

Christina Uhlir
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11 months ago

It is also matter of wasting food.

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Mariah Schauf
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11 months ago

😊

sharron lynn parsons
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11 months ago

It will take a very long time, to change so many products, that contain palm oil !!!

Stephanie Bellinghausen
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11 months ago

It's all about buying sustainable palm oil, if done correctly it's a more sustainable product than many other oils. Support the companies that do it right and it will prevent further deforestation

Susan Henry
Community Member
11 months ago

About time

Sherrie Hill
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11 months ago

Even that may be too late...

Julie Lynch
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11 months ago

Retail you is a win

Lorenzo Scalise
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11 months ago

I guess it probably won't happen so soon. In most part of Latin America governments say something in the future that they don't plan to do, they just pretend to do so

Bobbi Smythe
Community Member
11 months ago

Shouldn't it be "mEmentous win"?

Cate Peacock
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11 months ago

Avoid palm oil not good for you or the planet

Collette Milligan
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11 months ago

What are they waiting for? Till all life gone!

Cathy Proctor
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11 months ago

Good for you Peru!

Trish Angel
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12 months ago

👻👻👻👻

Irene Fluit
Community Member
12 months ago

YES!!

Sue Clifford
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12 months ago

A great big thank you Peru.

Que Estavia
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12 months ago

Now its indonesia’s turn

Jennifer Hayden
Community Member
12 months ago

Brilliant

Sunzilla
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12 months ago

Now, if only Brazil cared about this...

Carolyn Bovingdon
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12 months ago

I signed a petition for this a few weeks ago.

Sarawyn
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12 months ago

❤️❤️❤️

Laura Baldwin
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12 months ago

I wish the UK and the rest of the world did the same.

Daniel Nelson jr
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12 months ago

This the type of stuff i can get behind

Buntat Kuih Lopes
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12 months ago

what Peru did is commendable, just where did the grower plant the tree instead?

Brian Sanderson
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12 months ago

Palm kernel oil is actually one of the most promising solutions for our addiction to crude oil. It's a renewable oil source that produces biodiesel and bioplastics. Palm Kernel plantations should be welcomed, not shunned.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
11 months ago

Brian, did you ask the orangutans? Is it really renewable? How would you like to have your house destroyed to make room for palm oil plantations? On what planet do you live?

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John Sarsfield
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12 months ago

Enormous news!

Liubliana Puh Calmet
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12 months ago

❤️

valed
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12 months ago

Sorry to break y'all's bubble but this is fake

Nicolle Vianne Gutierrez Herrada
Community Member
12 months ago

For now this are just words, considering that 120 forestal projects was false and the proffessionals lies about it

Christina Uhlir
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11 months ago

I wish Bored Panda would fact-check their good news.

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Jon Garrett
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12 months ago

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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12 months 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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12 months ago

This is wonderful news!

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Zach Tan
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12 months 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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12 months ago

Now let's build Jurassic Park!

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Magpie
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12 months 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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12 months 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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12 months ago

The best snoots on the planet's best critters.

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Magpie
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12 months ago

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

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Juliana Kessler
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12 months 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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12 months ago

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

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arjelio mas
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12 months 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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12 months 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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12 months 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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12 months 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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12 months ago

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

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Rosie Hamilton
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12 months ago

Dogs are pretty good at this too!

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Foxxy
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12 months ago

We still have a long way to go.

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Alethia Nyx
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12 months 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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12 months 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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Lucas
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12 months 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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