An Indian Mining Community is Switching from Coal to Forest Fruits and Flowers
The state of Chhattisgarh in India is moving away from opening new coal mines and toward supporing the harvest of forest goods like tamarind, cashew nuts, flowers, and medicinal seeds. Sushma Netam, who oversees the state program has reported an increase in fmaily incomes since setting a minimum price prompts middlemen and traders to pay a fair price. You can read more about this green economy at Good Good Good.
EPA Finally Bans Pesticide Linked to Neuroligical Problems in Children
After years of pressure, the US Environmental Protection Agency is following the scienc to ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos which has been linked to neurological problems in children. The chemical will be banned from food crops, but has not yet been banned for use on golf courses. For details, see US News and World Report.
97 Year Old Encourages Others to Join her in Saving Butterflies
Just a few years ago, Gwen Erickson, 97, of Minnesota started raising and releasing endangered monarch butterflies. She collects the eggs to let them go through metamorphosis in relative safety for a better survival rate. Read more and see her getting a butterfly kiss here in this article from Postbulletin.com.
Cat Helps Rescuers Find 83 Year Old Woman
Piran, a black cat whose 83 year old guardian went missing was meowing persistently by a gate to a cornfield. When rescuers searched the field, they found where the woman had fallen into a ravine. Here’s the video:
Here’s more of the story from the Good News Network.
August 24, 2021 at 11:32 am
Your Tuesday posts make me happy! Thank-you. 😊
August 24, 2021 at 8:31 pm
I’m very happy to know that, Rose. 🙂 Thanks for celebrating the good news with me!
August 24, 2021 at 12:19 pm
Jo-Anna, thank you for finding these beautiful and uplifting news. We need them to see how much care exists around us. I loved each story.
August 24, 2021 at 8:40 pm
You are very welcome, Miriam. I’m glad you loved the good news. 🙂
August 25, 2021 at 6:44 am
Chhattisgarh has to take top spot today
August 25, 2021 at 8:06 pm
They are doing a good thing in Chhattisgarh setting an example for green living.