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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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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The Forest that Combats Pollution

The first project of its kind in Asia, towers covered in thousands of plants and trees are under construction in China. The architect wants to build more across Chinese cities to help offset pollution. Work is under way on a ‘vertical forest’ in eastern China: two towers that will be covered in 1,100 trees and …

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Five Ways to Repair a Broken Self Esteem

Hi! Well this is exciting! So after posting lots and lots of news stories, I thought I might post about some self help tips and tricks to really pick yourself up. Now is the time to really appreciate the new season, and I thought everyone would like a few tips to inject some "spring" in …

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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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Breathing Test Could Save You From Cancer

A test that measures the levels of five chemicals in the breath has shown promising results for the detection of cancers of the oesophagus and stomach. http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Breath-Test-FirenightFotolia.jpg Together, stomach and oesophageal cancer account for around 1.4 million new cancer diagnoses each year worldwide. Both tend to be diagnosed late, because the symptoms are ambiguous, meaning …

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