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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2 years 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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2 years ago

This should have way more upvotes!

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Marc
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2 years 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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2 years ago

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

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago

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

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Marc
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2 years 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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2 years ago

Wow, that is a huge rise. Fantastic efforts.

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Marc
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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years ago

Ducks will also be providing some fertilizer. Win Win

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Marc
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2 years 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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2 years ago

Every country needs to do that - and stop whaling.

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Nea
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2 years 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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2 years ago

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

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Marc
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2 years ago

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

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Iggy
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2 years ago

Or buzz stops, as they should now be known.

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Marc
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2 years 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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2 years ago

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

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Pamela24
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2 years ago

I love this picture! So cute!

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Full Name
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2 years 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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2 years ago

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

Kathy Baylis
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2 years ago

The entire world should bow down and give thanks for this. Let’s get this vaccine out into the bee population ASAP. And tell any anti-vaxxers who decide to protest it to just fuck off.

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Rosie Hamilton
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2 years ago

They won't be anti-vaxxers either!!

Jasmine Walker
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2 years ago

Amen, sister!!!!

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Sonja
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2 years ago

Bees are clever. I bet there won't be any anti-vaxx bee..

Avital Pilpel
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2 years ago

So after thousands of years of beekeeping, we're finally going to start stinging the little bastards back.

MsM
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2 years ago

It's a great day to bee alive!

Brandy Grote
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2 years ago

GET YOUR FLU SHOT! Even the bees are doing it!

Iggy
Community Member
2 years ago

Bee-rilliant!

Laurel O'Donnell
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2 years ago

This is great. Love to both of our quiet hero's.

Silvana Hex
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2 years ago

The apollencalypse

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

seems that way

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Nymphadora Tonks
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2 years ago

Yessss! People don't realize how much we need them

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

People do not realize how much pollution they cause.

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Kathryn Bell
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2 years ago

Thats great but what about the pesticides that harm them and loss of habitat

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

Funny, Kathryn's comment was not up-voted, although, it states obvious truth.

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David Milne
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2 years ago

And let's here a second shout out for the innovative Finns who have just appointed the world's youngest female Prime Minister, 34 year old Sanna Marin. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-10/sanna-marin-named-as-youngest-ever-finnish-prime-minister/11778860

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

Let's hope she is another young, progressive, rational Scandinavian!!!

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Aixa Amankay
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2 years ago

ok, let me get this straight... we spray our plants with poison, we contaminate water and alter plants genetics,we create the horrible things that kill bees,and now we want to mess with them even more and vaccinate them against the very things we created? isn't it better to take care of the planet, allow real plants to grow as nature intended them to BE, stop hurting the water and the air and respect all beings and all life... no, that involves awareness, and caring, so...lets just make a vaccine for the bees.. sounds totally logical to me...

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

Aixa, comments like yours do not get up-voted, yet, there are many 'wonderful', 'I-love-it' 'awesome' 'fabulous' comments. Taking care of our planet is not their thing. I lost all hope for the survival of this planet.

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Bob Zygala
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2 years ago

I feel like there's a joke about autistic bees in this, but I don't know what it is

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

I see your point, Bob. I think all that pollution we create is destroying bees' natural defenses ........and our children's as well, not a joke, unfortunately.

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Sandy Alsworth
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2 years ago

I'd hate to be the one trying to vaccinate each little bee. ;)

Dan'l Danehy-Oakes
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2 years ago

But...How do you vaccinate a hive?

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

Good question.

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Sunzilla
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2 years ago

I thought they haven't yet decided what what causes CCD?

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Let's give them a clue, Sunzilla: maybe, just maybe, all that pollution humans are causing, all those poisons and toxins they are throwing into air, water, and soil...tons of them. That's something to think about, isn't it?

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Katherine Lake
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2 years ago

Now ban pesticides!

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

That would help bees to come back.

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Myxomatosis
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2 years ago

I need this for my hives!!!

Susan Barnes
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2 years ago

That might save us, but think we're over the tipping point.

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

So do I.

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nala simba
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2 years ago

Hurray!

sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

Excellent !!!

Diane Joines
Community Member
2 years ago

I am grateful!

Carla Burgess
Community Member
2 years ago

I find this is REALLY exciting and encouraging!

Laura Baldwin
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2 years ago

That’s an amazing achievement.

Tim Douglass
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh, great! Now we're going to have autistic bees!

Freya the Wanderer
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2 years ago

The only problem: How the heck do you vaccinate bees? They might "vaccinate" you back. :D

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

That's my question too.

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Jan Loreen
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2 years ago

Thank you, Finnish scientists...

Susan Borgen
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2 years ago

Simply the best news!! Great job Finland.

RRP
Community Member
2 years ago

bees are the best

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

....which can't be said about us, humans.

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Otilia Penczak
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2 years ago

Wow! Please pass it on to the rest of the world!

Tara
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2 years ago

Save those bees!

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Don't destroy those bees, the environment in the first place.

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Diana Hockley
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2 years ago

Great!

KAREN-LEIGH SCHMOCKER
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2 years ago

Please let it work and get it done world wide.

Elizabeth
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2 years ago

This is incredible, it should be major news worldwide

Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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2 years ago

In other news: Anti-Vaxxer bees are protesting

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Bees are protesting: don't pollute the environment, nature, our home!!

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Kimlan Lau
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2 years ago

Ohhh I did not know this. huh great news!

John
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2 years ago

Oh no! The bees are going to get autism!!

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

Oh no! The bees are going to die out.

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

Wait, what? Google here I come.

Shelby McNew
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2 years ago

Uhhh... a vaccine for what? I wasn’t aware there was any sort of disease affecting bees, I thought it was just environmental damage causing the population decline.

Mardel Rick
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2 years ago

Great hope it will save all bees in the future

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

A stupid question: how will they vaccinate bees? There's a much simpler and more effective way: stop throwing tons of poisons and toxins into air, water, and soil, and we can save not only bees but also ourselves!!!

Naomi
Community Member
2 years ago

That is great!

Renée Guercia
Community Member
2 years ago

How fantastic!

Karen McGinty
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank you for telling me something called the "bee apocalypse" exists without explaining what it was. I have a shooting pain in my left arm now.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Karen, you need to wake up and get down from the cloud nine. Get something for your shooting pain in your left arm, and when you'll feel better, join one (or more) environmental organization which fights for conservation of our planet and salvation of all life it supports, including our own. "I pledge allegiance to the earth - to the fauna and flora, and all life it supports. One planet, indivisible, with safe air, water and soil, justice, equal rights, and peace for all its inhabitants."

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Denise Ward
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2 years ago

No this is bad. Vaccines are wicked. How about we stop destroying their habitat?

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

Absolutely, Denise. Why people have to first destroy everything, then cause more pain, suffering, and additional damage in the awkward attempt to fix it, while continuing to do harm? It's beyond me.

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Suzanne Dunne
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2 years ago

Wonderful!

Kristine Vinberg Siiger
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2 years ago

Unfortunately Its for honey bees, which are not in decline. This needs to benefit the wild pollinators.

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

"....honey bees, which are not in decline" ????? What are you talking about, Kristine?? Ask any beekeepers, they'll tell you.

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Luke Welvaert
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2 years ago

Fungi could save the bees https://www.wired.com/story/a-mushroom-extract-might-save-bees-from-a-killer-virus/

Sally Spelbring
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2 years ago

GOOD TO KNOW

Linda DeBaker Mucha Thomas
Community Member
2 years ago

Wonderful news! Our world cannot survive without bees!

sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

Simply brilliant !!!

Francine Dupuis
Community Member
2 years ago

Que de bonnes nouvelles!

Nic Soderman
Community Member
2 years ago

Vet: Sorry, this could sting a little. Bee: No worries, I'm used to it.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Can somebody tell me how can you give a shot to a bee?

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Alex Emelianoff
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2 years ago

Thanks

Marg Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh wow

Julie Lynch
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2 years ago

Fantastic new for the bees and us

Stéphanie Morneault
Community Member
2 years ago

Bee apocalypse? Can someone explain this to me? Pls and thx

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

It's the Planet Earth apocalypse, not just bee, they are just the first to go.

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Sherry Stafford
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2 years ago

Great news but what a united States what are they doing more so then foreigh countries.?

Cate Peacock
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2 years ago

We need the bees

Ian Taggart
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2 years ago

😕

Dee Backiel
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank you!!!

Janie Stroschin
Community Member
2 years ago

The Earth Thanks You ! No bees +=no plants= no life.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

You're right Janie, but I don't understand what for, and whom The Earth is thanking to? Is it thankful for all that disrespect and destruction we are causing? I think not; the earth is fighting back: there is a reason for all those unnatural natural disasters.

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Deborah Brudnak
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2 years ago

Wonderful.

Gediminas Paulauskas
Community Member
2 years ago

Good news, but there is no "bee apocalypse" to start with.

Jenna Haak
Community Member
2 years ago

SUOMI

Michael Powell
Community Member
2 years ago

so yur helping bees jesus you are an idiot the bees sting

JJM
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2 years ago

Don't know what a 'bee apocalypse' is.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

JJM, it means that bees are on the verge of extinction.

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Kathleen Preece
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2 years ago

And for some good news . . .

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

What is the good news, Kathleen?

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Suzette Duby
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2 years ago

I love the illustration.

Sarawyn
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2 years ago

❤️

Lou Lou Woodbury
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2 years ago

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Missy Corron
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2 years ago

Now to fix the Bat-pocalypse!!

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

Now to fix the entire earth apocalypse by NOT plundering and destroying it!!

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Marjorie Willcox
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2 years ago

Well done!

Susan Henry
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2 years ago

Fabulous

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

What is "fabulous'?? that we destroying the environment and killing bees?

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Mark Plumridge
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2 years ago

!

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Mark, it's rather "?" not "!".

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Karnelia
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2 years ago

Source? I’m interested in the story behind this

Tina B
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2 years ago

Google.

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Jenn Unicorn Popping
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2 years ago

To fend off the whaaaaat???

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

Why are Karnelia's and Jenn's comments down-voted? These are legitimate questions, and if you are not asking them then you should be down-voted for that.

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oh no... read "Stung" a book about bees getting a vaccine and then causing humans to mutate

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Scientists have already said there's no bee apocalypse. It's the anti vax people who say that the sprays farmers and gardeners use is what's "killing the bees"

anotherboredpanda
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2 years ago

I hope you're joking

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Magpie
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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

Did they find a match?

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Iggy
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2 years ago

95% is very impressive.

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European other
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2 years 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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2 years ago

They should not have been there in the first place.

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Marc
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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years ago

This is wonderful news!

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Zach Tan
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2 years 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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2 years ago

Now let's build Jurassic Park!

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Magpie
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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years ago

The best snoots on the planet's best critters.

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Magpie
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2 years ago

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

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Juliana Kessler
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2 years 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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2 years ago

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

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arjelio mas
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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years ago

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

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