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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The Baby’s MRI

Doctors in Sheffield are testing a tiny neonatal MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner to improve diagnostic accuracy in paediatric brain scans. The 'miniature' scanner being pioneered at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, which is one of only two in the world, is part of a two-year research project into the feasibility and benefits of scanning babies …

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Iceland’s Plans to Close the Gender Wage Gap by 2022

Iceland’s prime minister Bjarni Benediktsson has announced legislation to make equal pay mandatory in the country – regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or nationality. He made the announcement in New York on 8 March, International Women’s Day. The law would require all companies with more than 25 employees to prove that equal pay policies …

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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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104 Dalmatians (and other breeds too)

When New York state police arrived on the scene of an automotive accident, they were shocked to discover a crashed transport vehicle that had been carrying over one hundred puppies of different breeds. The truck, which veered off the shoulder of Interstate 86 in Avoca, New York is suspected to have been transporting the dogs from a puppy …

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Forget sugar cubes, coffee cubes are the new thing

Logs of coffee grounds are now the lifeline for refugees in camps. Instead of throwing out the grounds leftover from morning pots of coffee, these University of Toronto students are turning them into a valuable resource for refugees overseas. Women in refugee camps reportedly perform 90% of their cooking using firewood. Family members are often put in …

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