London Conservation Summit shares positive stories to combat negativity

Trying to combat huge challenges facing our planet is a big ask, so the conservation summit in London have shared the stories of conservation success. The Conservation Optimist Summit was born in response to the fact that in 40 years, over the half of the world's wildlife has disappeared.  The University of Oxford's Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation …

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The Living River

A river in New Zealand has become the first ever river to receive the same rights as a human being. After 140 years of negotiation, New Zealand's parliament have approved a bill that gives the Whanganui river in New Zealand the same legal rights as humans. Since the 1870s, the Mauri tribe of New Zealand …

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Meet Julia: The Muppet with Autism

Julia will appear on the children’s TV show for the first time in April, to raise awareness and celebrate differences of those who are diagnosed with autism. Sesame Street is adding a new character to its ranks – a muppet called Julia, who has autism. Julia, a four-year-old with bright orange hair, a pink dress …

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Cheerios Giving Out Thousands of Free Seeds to Help Save the Bees

Bees are amazing insects, not only providing us with honey and beeswax but also providing a vital ecosystem service through pollination.  So what's the story on bees? There are about 20,000 known species of bee in the world today. Many more likely await discovery, yet the current global figure equates to the roughly the combined …

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Rescue Breeds are the only Breeds in San Francisco

San Francisco has recently passed a law enforcing all pet shop owners to only sell rescue dogs and cats. Most animal lovers are horrified at the thought of keeping their beloved family pet in a cage for a second — let alone a week, month or even years. Which is why is why this new …

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South Carolina Fireman Adopts the Baby Girl He Delivered During a Late Night Emergency Call

A South Carolina fireman who delivered a baby during a late-night emergency call has adopted the little girl as his own daughter. Marc Hadden realized during the response that the woman who called would not reach a doctor in time to deliver her baby. So the firefighter, from Myrtle Beach, acted as a midwife himself …

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Meet the Dog That Offers Free Hugs

On a corner of a street in NYC, there is a a five year-old golden retriever who’s become world-famous for her doggy hugs. Her name is Louboutina, named after French fashion designer Christian Louboutin, which seems to fit! It’s not unusual to find Loubie casually standing upright on the streets of New York with her owner, eager to …

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