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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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!!!

Thunder
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1 year ago

I think you were crying cuz of the clowns. I’ve never been to the circus only cuz of clowns

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Ellen Turner
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1 year ago

Ok, but they could use holograms to make a dragon. Which would be DOPE!!!!!!!

Marc
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1 year ago

Luckily, most animals in german circus are forbidden these days.

Thundercuss
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1 year ago

I think it's great that no animals will be used in German circuses but I think I would just skip the circus altogether rather than watch holograms.

Mimi
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1 year ago

I thought so, too but actually it's very impressive, the kids go crazy

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CincyReds
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1 year ago

I hate the circus for this very reason. Elephants are not meant to stand on a box with one leg...

Mooncut
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1 year ago

Animals are precious, this is precious

Sarawyn
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1 year ago

This is fantastic! And I’m with Magpie I felt the same way as a kid.

Diane Joines
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1 year ago

I have not gone to circuses. I cannot tolerate animal cruelty.

Laura Baldwin
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1 year ago

❤️

Lou Lou Woodbury
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1 year ago

Love this advanced way of bringing delight.

Christina Uhlir
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1 year ago

.....without cruelty.

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Harper
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1 year ago

That's really cool they should make a unicorn!!!

John Sarsfield
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1 year ago

Heroes

K. Blanchette
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1 year ago

Finally.

Christina Uhlir
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1 year ago

Porto and Stille, Zoos do not get rescued animals, those animals were hunted, caught, usually the young were taken from their mothers.

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Kathryn Bell
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1 year ago

Wild animals haven't been allowed in British circuses for years, I'm surprised it still allowed anywhere in Europe

Minnie Bourque
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1 year ago

Hate circuses and rodeos! Refuse to attend either.

Christina Uhlir
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1 year ago

Thank you Minnie.

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E Scott
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1 year ago

I like human circuses that just have people showing off but I don’t understand why animals should be forced to show off

Carol Magalow
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1 year ago

It's Circus Roncalli and it is truly amazing. The holograms are shown briefly in the beginning and then you have the clown (not your normal white face clown) and acrobat acts. The clowns had me (I'm in my 60's) laughing until I cried! A good time for all ages!

Yan Pagh
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1 year ago

That is awesome, I remember the first time I been at a circus, the animals looked so sad and gloomy I could not even enjoy the "spectacle" because I felt so terrible sad about the animals I could literally feel their existential misery. That is much better. For the animals and for the spectators.

Christina Uhlir
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1 year ago

I had exactly the same experience.

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Julie Lynch
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1 year ago

Best news ever, hated seeing animals in the circus,fantastic news Germany well done

Sherry Stafford
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1 year ago

great idea, need this in the USA.

Vivien Counsell Mitchell
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1 year ago

The only animals that belong in circuses are humans.

Lissa Ramnath
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1 year ago

Love this one!!! Never liked circuses. People should boycott them until they all adopt holograms. Wild animals don't deserve to be caged or mistreated for entertainment.

melbfk
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1 year ago

What an amazing idea. Maybe zoos next?

Carolyn Bovingdon
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1 year ago

A little different I know. but I went to a Roy Orbison concert where Roy was on the stage. The entire performance was done holographically. It really was so good, Roy could actually be there. It's done with humans and now animals, what else could it be used for?

Laurel O'Donnell
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1 year ago

This needs to be adapted more! Nothing should live it's life in a cage. Especially for entertainment of humans.

Linda Robinett
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1 year ago

I like human only circuses though I have seen horse and human only performances and those are not cruel as a horse is a working animal anyway.

Christina Uhlir
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1 year ago

I like cirque de soil.

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Dina Voormey
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1 year ago

Would visit a circus NOW!!! Always hate performing animals!

nala simba
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1 year ago

Hate, and always have hated circuses!

sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

I recall the first circus I attended, and felt sorry for the animals, bravo Germany !!!

Toni Miller
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1 year ago

Why aren’t others doing this?!

Kenneth Reese
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1 year ago

Fun fact: most animal professionals in the animal care field give their animals far superior care to any lay cat or dog owner. This kind of policy is ignorant and yields to false narratives of cruelty propagated by organizations that, ironically, murder thousands of animals (coughPETAcough)

Jenni Bechler
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1 year ago

You're repeating this comment that does not address that animals shouldn't be kept in captivity for human entertainment. They may be kept at a level of care that's sufficient but that doesn't mirror the quality of life they would have in the wild. I say this as someone that doesn't support PETAs stance and euthanizing of animals either.

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Tara
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1 year ago

I would like to see this.

Master Markus
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1 year ago

Why don't you just... have human-based acts?

Pretty Pangolin
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1 year ago

There are circuses that already do that, so I think these folks are just using technology to do something new.

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tuzdayschild
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1 year ago

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hara Harding
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1 year ago

This makes me very happy!

Elizabeth Gardner
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1 year ago

Great Stuff

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
1 year ago

This is not just good news, it's the great news! We do not need exploit, torture, and kill animals, especially for entertainment. "All beings seek happiness; so let your compassion extend itself to all." - Mahavamsa

Leo Cecchini
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1 year ago

For the hologram audiences.

madonnella
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1 year ago

So many people in the comments are getting this wrong. This is not about ALL the circuses in Germany, it's just one, which is Circus Roncalli. I've seen the show, it's nice.

Christina Uhlir
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1 year ago

I think that the comments were directed only to this one particular circus mention here.

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Renée Guercia
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1 year ago

This is so wonderful and I cannot wait to see this!!

Renée Guercia
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1 year ago

This is wonderful!

Susan Henry
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1 year ago

Great news

Joey Tam
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1 year ago

:) Terrific!

Linda DeBaker Mucha Thomas
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1 year ago

Thank you Germany! We need to ban the practice of circus animals everywhere!

sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

Thank you Germany, good to know some countries have concerns, end animal suffering !!!

Christina Uhlir
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1 year ago

It was not the government of Germany, it was an initiative of this one particular circus (read madonnella's comment).

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Denise Fox
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1 year ago

This is wonderful

Stefanie Tint
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1 year ago

It's Circus Roncalli! They have great artist shows and real good clowns there too! \o/

Samuel Woodworth
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1 year ago

Perfect!

Sera the Dragon
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1 year ago

Yay!

Margaret Cabello
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1 year ago

Great news, thank you.

Collette Milligan
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1 year ago

Super!

Goldie MG
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1 year ago

Great idea👏👏👏👏❗️

Ute Kowert
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1 year ago

And sometimes I am very proud of my Country :-D

Bean53
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1 year ago

The news just keeps getting better and better!

Sharon Dutta
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1 year ago

Fantastic

Rani Johnson
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1 year ago

Yaaaas QUEEN! AMAZEBALLS.

Louise Stange-Wahl
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1 year ago

MARVELOUS!

tazkwondo
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1 year ago

Now the seals can go back to being eaten and clubbed by predators! Hooray.

Christina Uhlir
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1 year ago

tazkwondo, we all (meaning ethical, compassionate people) have the job to do - get involved, speak out against this cruelty, support those orgs. which fight hard to end it.

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Concerned
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1 year ago

Nothing beats seeing an animal (or person) in real life. That builds a lot of empathy and lifelong support. Taking away that real contact has profound negative effects.

meme lord
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1 year ago

well i agree but most of the time circus animals will go through a lot of abuse while being trained to do tricks

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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?

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Iggy
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95% is very impressive.

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European other
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1 year 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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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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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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Lucas
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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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