Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time
Miss England Finalist Competes Without Make Up
Melissa Raouf defied “unrealistic beauty standards” becoming the first makeup-free participant in the Miss England competition. “After entering this contest, I learned that ability to love myself [and] accept myself for who I am in my own skin, whether that be with makeup or without makeup,” Ms. Raouf stated. Here’s the story from The Washington Post.
The Hole in the Earth’s Ozone Layer is Continuing to Shrink
The ozone layer which protects the earth from harmful ultraviolet rays has a large hole over the south pole. The good news is that the hole is continuing to shrink. Here are details from NASA.
Turning Electronic Waste into Solar Lanterns
The Nigerian Company Quadloop recycles old laptop batteries and turns them into solar lanterns. They aim to source 70% of their materials from electronic waste. Reuters has details.
Baby Bison Born in the UK
A baby bison was born wild in UK for the first time in thousands of years. The reintroduction of European bison is part of a re-wilding program. Here’s more from CNN, plus a video from BBC:
Once Orphaned Elephants Welcome New Baby
A new baby elephant was born to the orphan-elephant herd in Kenya’s Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Read about how the herd reacted in this article from The Good News Network which includes the following video. The article reports that the new mom Melia was “flummoxed” at first and not sure what to do, but that older elephants helped her become more comfortable in her new role.
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