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!

Misty White
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11 months ago

The larval corals that are being transplanted are chosen from corals that have survived previous heatwaves in hopes they have a better survival rate.

Isaac Hoppe
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12 months ago

I'm sorry but...... The problem is the acidification of the oceans. The transplants aren't going to survive long enough to rebuild.

Cindy Lewis
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11 months ago

People keep eating beef, having kids, and driving cars, and crying about the planet. Having your cake and eating it too applies. We're doomed, and we absolutely deserve it.

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MsM
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12 months ago

Coral babies! And look at that wee crab <3

Steve Cruz
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11 months ago

What we can do where we are: REJECT SINGLE-USE PLASTIC (straws, cups, bottles, bags, packaging). Take reusable containers to the store and ask that your deli, meat and seafood purchases are packaged in it. Take containers when you go out to eat for leftovers. Keep reusable grocery bags in your car to grab whenever you go to every store. REJECT SINGLE-USE PLASTIC.

Christina Uhlir
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11 months ago

Better yet, do not consume meat, dairy, and eggs, that would solve hunger problem and help save our planet. Animal agriculture is a major contributor to our planet's most significant environmental threats, greater than car and industrial pollution.

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Mooncut
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11 months ago

The Great barrier reef is so important and so is this

Diane Joines
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11 months ago

I am concerned about the damage we have created and love to read good news like the above!

Miriam Tier
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11 months ago

BUT - with warming seas it is a constant battle!

Peg Margoshes
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12 months ago

What a wonderful project! I hope it will continue successfully and save our coral.

Pobin Rice
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11 months ago

Pointless unless we tackle rising water temperatures

Jacquie Cordova
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11 months ago

got to snorkel a bit of the Great Barrier Reef and was shocked at how much of the coral had died....not as pretty as LIFE (putting that mildly)

Freya the Wanderer
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11 months ago

See? Robots are our friends!

Kathy Baylis
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12 months ago

AKA Storkbot.

Emily Ashcraft
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12 months ago

great work is being done with tecnology

sharron lynn parsons
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11 months ago

Fantastic news !!!

Elizabeth Gardner
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11 months ago

The stork of the reef thank god!

Christina Uhlir
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11 months ago

It's great!!! The problem is that humans are destroying our planet faster than they are "fixing" it; I'm so grateful for those who try to do as much as they can. Thank you.

Dini Ariaans
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11 months ago

Saw a programme about this yesterday

Nancy Kosola
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11 months ago

Terrific news👌

Andrew Hamilton
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11 months ago

I hope this can be rolled out to create new reefs.

Renée Guercia
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11 months ago

So great!

Chloe Foy
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11 months ago

Me too - warm inside

William Remsen
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11 months ago

This is wild! And awesome! 😃

Diane Pannesco
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11 months ago

Love this

Mya Alissandra
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11 months ago

I really like this!!

Robert Cooper
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11 months ago

I hope it works

Susan Henry
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11 months ago

Fabulous xsx

Joey Tam
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11 months ago

so so touching

Aleksander Rodrigues
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11 months ago

ok, but when will he arrive in Recife

Linda DeBaker Mucha Thomas
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11 months ago

Awesome! How about robots to gather plastic on ocean bottoms!

Christina Uhlir
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11 months ago

Linda, that's a big task even for robots. What about start living responsibly and stop making mess?

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sharron lynn parsons
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11 months ago

Excellent !!!

E Scott
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11 months ago

Stork for coral

Diana Flynn
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11 months ago

I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!

Julie Lynch
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11 months ago

Good on you LarvalBot, hope it works

Sherry Stafford
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11 months ago

sorry dont believe we need robots. we have a brain we just dont use enough of it.

Sylvia Peet
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11 months ago

Can LarvalBot stop Adani polluting the reef in the first place??

Vivien Counsell Mitchell
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11 months ago

Little by little, we can begin to undo the harm that was done before.

Collette Milligan
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11 months ago

🇮🇪

Dee Backiel
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11 months ago

YES!!!!

Cathy Proctor
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11 months ago

Wish i had the ability to think of things like this

Goldie MG
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11 months ago

Well done. 👏❗️

Irene Fluit
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11 months ago

<3

Jennifer Hayden
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11 months ago

A bit to love.

Bean53
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11 months ago

Truly adorable, so glad for this.

Terrycloth gas
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11 months ago

The concept's ok, very eco-friendly. BUT this Sketch is ADORABLE !!!

melbfk
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11 months ago

It's beyond wonderful to see these great ideas put into action.

Sue Sanders
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11 months ago

Let's get nature back to where it was a hundred years ago. Great job.

Marlene Ricker
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11 months ago

A wonderful use for technology. Proactive assistance to the coral reefs. Maybe our grandkids and great grandkids will be able to see them in their full glory.

Beth Richards
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11 months ago

YES!

Genevieve Gentile
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11 months ago

Thank you for saving the coral reef. It is important to the fish life

Karen Hock
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11 months ago

Robostork!

nala simba
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11 months ago

Yay!

sharron lynn parsons
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11 months ago

Fantastic idea, needs to be all seas and oceans, where needed !!!

Sarawyn
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11 months ago

Aww. I don’t know how coral reproduces but this is neat. 😊

Laura Baldwin
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11 months ago

This nearly made me cry. Such wonderful news.

Diana Hockley
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11 months ago

Saw this on the news the other night!

Sarah Dunmire
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11 months ago

Awesome!!!

Lilli
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12 months ago

that's so wholesome :3

Angela Gallant
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12 months ago

We might have a Barrier Reef again? HOLY!

Betsy Galper
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12 months ago

Wall-E!

Yancy Naughton
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12 months ago

didn't anyone see Terminator? ;)

John Sarsfield
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12 months ago

Having dived on theGBR, I So approve!

Alice Laughs
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12 months ago

Great. Now instagrammers can take pictures with the baby corals.

Iggy
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12 months ago

This is fabulous!

Magpie
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12 months ago

* cries*

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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