Rain in Australia
The downpours have already helped to extinguish 32 bushfires in New South Wales alone as the number of fires fell from 120 to 88 on Thursday. __Bored Panda
Even with flooding and other risks, the rain is welcome. But the crisis is not over. Fires are still burning in Australia, though they’re not spreading like they were. Let’s keep praying and sending good energy to help put out the fires.
Here’s more from Bored Panda.
Brave Dog Saves More than 200 Sheep from Bushfire
Patsy the brave border collie saved more than 200 sheep from a bush fire in Australia. Please click the link below for the story from The Good News Network including a sweet video of praise for Patsy. Thanks to Sparky Jen for finding this news after I lost it in last week’s technical difficulties.
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New Mexico: A Win for Water Quality
In response to a lawsuit filed by clean water advocates …… the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) …. will require new water pollution controls in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Report from the Western Environmental Law Center
North Carolina: The LARGEST COAL ASH CLEAN UP IN U.S. HISTORY!
On December 31st, Duke Energy agreed to excavate nearly 80 million tons of coal ash and move it to dry, lined storage facilities away from drinking water supplies. Here’s more from PBS.
China Proposes to Ban Single Use Plastics
A joint proposal from China’s National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment seeks to ban single use plastics. The plan includes banning single use bags and straws in major cities by the end of 2020 and all single use plastics across the country by 2025. Here’s the report from Forbes.
First Above the Knee Double Amputee to Complete Ironman Triathlon
Roderick Sewell was homeless as a child. His mother gave up her job so he would be eligible for prosthetic legs. On October 12, Roderick became the first above the knee double amputee to complete the Ironman triathlon world championship. I bet you’ll enjoy watching this video.
I first found this story in my Good Morning America email.
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