On Saturday, more than 100 countries agreed to the “legally binding” UN High Seas Treaty to protect marine biodiversity with the goal to bring 30% of the world’s land and sea under protection by the end of the decade. Here’s more from Reuters.
A 92-year-old Mumbai Man Transformed his Housing Society into a Green Hub
When Navin Chandra moved into his apartment building, the residents were paying a lot of money to have their water delivered by a tanker truck. He convinced his neighbors to invest in rainwater harvesting, solar panels, a windmill, and a composting pit. Eventually, the community became water independent, has a rooftop garden, and gets 50% of their electricity from nature. Read more from the Good News Network.
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A Transplant was Successful after a Doctor Ran through Marathon to Pick up the Liver
The route to transport the liver for transplant was blocked by a marathon in Philadelphia. So, a surgeon ran about a mile to and from a hospital, weaving through runners, to pick up the liver for the patient. The Good News Network has more.
Hero Sisters Rescue Kids from an Icy Pond
Sisters Jacora and Jasmine Morris ran from their Iowa apartment to save two young children from an icy pond. Here’s their story:
World’s First Fully Hydrogen Powered Passenger Trains
The first fully hydrogen-powered passenger train service is now up and running in Germany. The only emissions are steam and condensed water, and the trains run with a low noise level. I found this story in my Good Newsletter. Here are the details.
Staying sober is a big accomplishment for a recovering alcoholic. These days, people are being more open about their recovery and celebrating each year of sobriety with activities ranging from quiet reflection to sober celebrations with friends. Axios has more about this trend.
Restoring Biodiversity Across England
farmers and landowners are working “to restore nature and reduce flooding while still producing food will be supported by the government in 22 locations across England.” The Guardian has details.
A Creative Project for Safer Streets in a Portland, Oregon
Shootings in a section of Portland, Oregon have decreased by 64% in the first three months of a pilot program which redirected traffic and created a park. For details and pictures, click HERE.
Kelp Forests Growing Strong Down Under
A recent global diving survey by the University of Western Australia discovered kelp forests growing faster than land crops and outgrowing “even the mighty Amazon Rainforest.” The most productive forests were found in South Australia and South Africa. This is particularly good news after Tasmania lost much of its kelp forests due to climate change. The Good News Network has more on this story.
Here’s a video about re-forestating in the ocean off Australia’s coast.
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