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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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.

sharron lynn parsons
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11 months ago

yes Foxxy, you said it !!!

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Zach Tan
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1 year ago

Wait seriously? NOICE.

Alice Laughs
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1 year ago

Aside: what is your avatar?

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Angela Gallant
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12 months ago

and thanks to people cleaning up the beaches they lay their eggs on!!

Brandy Grote
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12 months ago

Which Rump is steadily weakening. Keeping him out in 2020 will actually save the world.

Vanities
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12 months ago

How is he weakening, Brandy?

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MsM
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1 year ago

YAYYY turtley awesome

Diane Joines
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12 months ago

Far too long we have taken our oceans and her critters for granted! Hooray!

Ryo Bakura
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12 months ago

"150, dude! And still young!"

Louise Stange-Wahl
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12 months ago

On SCUBA-diving trips, we have seen sea turtles out on the ocean many times. They are very curious and the largest one we have ever seen was a green sea turtle about the size of a large patio table! They are amazin!g

Spikey Bunny
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12 months ago

I was swimming/snorkeling with sea turtles for the first time last year off Maui. They just showed up... It was so unexpected and absolutely amazing! They were so gentle, beautiful, and surprisingly huge. I'll never forget the experience.

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Pretty Pangolin
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12 months ago

That's great news! I was really distressed by the story recently of a little sea turtle that didn't make it - all he had in his stomach was plastic debris. So it's nice to see the other side of the coin. Go turtles! And good job, hoomins!

CincyReds
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12 months ago

Yay! I love going to Florida in May and after...where I stay, they put a notice in the elevator, telling us all to be on the lookout, and what to do and what not to do.

Yancy Naughton
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12 months ago

the turtles probably should get some of the credit, no offense Endangered Species Act.

Karyn Lowe
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1 year ago

Well, Trump is eliminating the ESA in America

Louise Stange-Wahl
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12 months ago

He is evil incarnate!

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David Milne
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11 months ago

I'd love to believe that this story had a ring of truth about it, but frankly it sounds implausible. Where in the world exactly has the turtle population increased nearly 10 fold? Not in the Galapagos Islands at least or the GBR for that matter where I went scuba diving this year. Sadly, Green Pacific Turtles can be seen flipped over onto their backs awaiting slaughter in the fish markets of Java, Kota Kinabalu and the Philippines, despite this practice being outlawed.

Christina Uhlir
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11 months ago

Another bad reality "good" people won't want to hear about.

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Christina Uhlir
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11 months ago

That's a great news.

Christina Uhlir
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11 months ago

.....that turtles are making a comeback.

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Lo Wag
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11 months ago

Isn't it except for all of the plastic they have been eating.

Rose Fagan
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11 months ago

Probably not in a day. Trump doesn't care about endangered anything.

Annikki Brown
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11 months ago

Some of these are also thanks to the Turtle Center in the Cayman Islands breeding and release program! Very proud of this particular piece of good news.

Linda DeBaker Mucha Thomas
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11 months ago

Fabulous! I pray the sea turtles leave all the plastic alone! Wish we could get rid of all of that! Humans, please stop polluting the oceans!

Christina Uhlir
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11 months ago

Humans need to leave plastics alone.

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Ibina Cundell
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11 months ago

but which varieties ???? some are making a comeback but some have birthing habitats that are dis appearing . . .

Sylvia Peet
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11 months ago

How does that help them avoid all the plastic in the ocean??

John David
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12 months ago

Too bad the Trump* administration is busy gutting said Endangered Species Act.

Insanity 11
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12 months ago

Thanks VSCO girls and boys (that’s a joke don’t freak out)

Teri Wadding
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12 months ago

I hope this is a fact since Trump has been in office...?

anonymous person
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12 months ago

Can we do something for polar bears please? The Northern Icecap is nearly gone due to climate change

Christina Uhlir
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11 months ago

Yes, by NOT electing the global warming deniers in power.

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Tara
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12 months ago (edited)

And no more straws! Lol

ItxKatrina
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12 months ago

#savetheturtles sksksk (I'm not vsco just thought it was kinda funny lol)

Lisa loves cats
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12 months ago

Yaaaaay!!!!

Barbara Berg
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11 months ago

What I've discovered is as soon as a species is thriving they lift the acts/laws, seen it before once might've happen to more acts... :/ Also I could be wrong too

Elizabeth Gardner
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11 months ago

great to know this great effort well rewarded

Nancy Kosola
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11 months ago

Excellent news

Patrick De Montbrun
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11 months ago

Need more of this

Renée Guercia
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11 months ago

So Happy

Janelle Nelson
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11 months ago

That is HUGE! Amazing job Endangered Species Act!

Adrian Laukkanen
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11 months ago

They also eat jellyfish, which are over-riding certain oceans

Diane Pannesco
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11 months ago

Wonderful

David Murphy
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11 months ago

Also due to the fantastic work of volunteers at sanctuaries such as Mon Repos QueensLand to relocate eggs from flood zones and guide baby turtles to the sea at night.

Alexander Smiechowski
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11 months ago

that is a good thing for the turtles, and for the earth.

Susan Henry
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11 months ago

Fabulous news

Joey Tam
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11 months ago

WOW WOW WOW! Let's celebrate!

Thea Hanrath
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11 months ago

Thank you

Monica Hellweg
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11 months ago

I wish we could do that with all the endangered species!

Jeanette Mather
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11 months ago

Wonderful. Another good story for our planet and its inhabitants.

E Scott
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11 months ago

Yaaaasay

Sarita Brown
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11 months ago

Which trump overturned. :(

Johan Lorentzen
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11 months ago

Wonderfull

Marg Smith
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11 months ago

Happy days

Julie Lynch
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11 months ago

Fantastic news, now let’s keep plastic out of our oceans

Terri Sailors
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11 months ago

Wonderful news!

Cassie Ashton Thomas
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11 months ago

Awesome

Noreen Barkley
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11 months ago

Something good for a change

Vivien Counsell Mitchell
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11 months ago

I'm going to keep quiet about this one - don't want to encourage people to resume their dreadful habits.

Paul Payten
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11 months ago

Way it has to be for our future.

Ian Taggart
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11 months ago

TAKE THAT, PLASTIC STRAWS!

Cathy Proctor
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12 months ago

Wow so good to know these efforts are working

Sue Clifford
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12 months ago

With no help from Trump.

Nancy Bernard
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12 months ago

LOVE THIS!

Marie Cederman
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12 months ago

Hope they avoid the red tide....😀

Sunzilla
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12 months ago

Yay!! Yay!! 💃🏻

Jamie S. Martindale
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12 months ago

Ironically, this is also as an indirect result of global warming, which increases jellyfish populations in lots of areas, while sea turtles often feed on jellyfish.

Carrie Hilliard
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12 months ago

YAY! LOve me some turtles!!

Gilda Farrell
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12 months ago

Uhhh, isn't Trump decimating the Environmental Protections Act?

Teri Wadding
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12 months ago

Before Trump and his mighty pen. Still hopeful for the turtles A new survey of sea life in the Pacific Ocean suggests that some endangered sea turtles are making a comeback. The survey showed that populations of green sea turtles along dozens of coral reefs in waters around Hawaii and other nearby regions either remained stable or increased from 2002 to 2015.

Marlene Ricker
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12 months ago

I love the sea turtles and this has just put a huge smile on my face!

mermaidgirl960
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12 months ago

My sister would love this, she just absolutely loves turtled and loves saving them :)

France Aufrecht
Community Member
12 months ago

yay!!!

Vanessa Bennett
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12 months ago

Sea turtles of all species are my favourite wild animal. This makes me so happy.

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
12 months ago

Wonderful news, I get upset when I see on the news, turtles die as they are trapped in fish nets !!!

Sarawyn
Community Member
12 months ago

Oh I’m so happy to hear that. I love those little guys!

Laura Baldwin
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12 months ago

So happy about this 💗

Margaret Kuns
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12 months ago

Yea

Freya the Wanderer
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12 months ago

Definitely positive news! We have been horrible to sea turtles.

Lou Lou Woodbury
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12 months ago

Hallelujah!!!

Harper
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12 months ago

I ❤️🐢

Suzan Woychuk
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12 months ago

Wonderful

Lynne Bullock
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12 months ago

An amazing accomplishment.

Bruce Hill
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12 months ago

Major acheivement, well done

Diana Hockley
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12 months ago

As long as the indigenous people in the south American countries don't rob the nests to sell the eggs.

Oscar Guerrero
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12 months ago

Woah.

Merilyn Horton
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12 months ago

It’s true, there are many more where I live.

Twenty øne doggos
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12 months ago

Ya done good, vsco girls, ya done good.

Marylene Leroy
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12 months ago

Fabulous !

Marjorie Willcox
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12 months ago

Yippee!

Mike Cave
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1 year ago

Jon will be happy :)

Magpie
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1 year ago

UM 980 % of what please ?. Great to see they are recovering! but how much more is needed?

Stevie
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1 year ago

Are you for real? There are seven existing species of sea turtle and almost all of them are listed as endangered. These wonderful creatures lived for 100 million years on this earth and we nearly killed all of them. There will always be idiots who will hunt them, they will always be in danger of dying in a fisher net and with all the trash in the ocean there is a constant 'need' for more. You can't just stop and say there are enough.

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Terry Petrovich
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11 months ago

Mmmmmmm! Turtle Soup!

Christina Uhlir
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11 months ago

Moron.

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Andy Owens
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11 months ago

Tiger sharks are loving it👍👍👍👍

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What are the hipsters gonna do now???

Spikey Bunny
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12 months ago

Maybe go outside and clean up some trash?

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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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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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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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1 year ago

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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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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1 year 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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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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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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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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