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Good News Tuesday for Nov. 9, 2021: Climate Summit Update, ASPCA Kid of the Year, Seeing After Blindness, and Black Farmers in Detroit

Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

Good News Update on the COP26 Climate Summit

There’s good news coming out of the climate summit in Glasgow in the areas of green energy financing, conservations, and emissions. And there’s more to come The Good News Network has details.

ASPCA Kid of the Year Helps Dogs Get Adopted

Evan Bisnauth, and 11 Year Old from the Bronx was named ASPCA Kid of the Year for his dedication in reading to shelter dogs and helping to get them adopted. This story from Today includes a sweet video of Evan reading to shelter dogs.

Scientists Help Former Teacher See Letters after 16 Years of Blindness

Berna Gómez, a former teacher who has been blind for more than 16 years, had microelectrodes implanted into her visual cortex to help her see. After a training period, she was able to decipher visual information fed from the camera directly to her brain. Read about this fascinating process from NPR.

Non-Profit Helps Black Urban Farmers in Detroit

I read this story in my GoodNewsLetter about a couple buying neglected vacant lots for farming in the city of Detroit, Michigan. The Black Farmer’s Land Fun is a vibrant organization that helps. This video shows more:

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Good News Tuesday for Nov. 2, 2021: Climate Summit, Students Save Bus Driver, Top 10 CNN Heroes, and a Dog Who Saved Koalas

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World Leaders Meet for Climate Summit and Promise to End Deforestation

Last year’s world climate summit was cancelled due to covid. Now, over 120 leaders have come together in Glasgow, Scotland to reduce the negative impact of humans on planet Earth. BBC reports that over 100 leaders from around the world, including Brazil, have promised to sign a pledge to end and reverse deforestation by 2030. Read more about the two week COP26 Climate Summit and the deforestation pledge here.

Two Middle School Students Act Quickly to Save Bus Driver

Conner Doss and Kane Daugherty are two Atlanta middle school students whose quick thinking saved their bus driver. Read more about it here.

Top 10 CNN Heroes

CNN is in its 15th year of celebrating heroes. On December 12, they’ll be recognizing their top 10 picks for 2021 who each receive $10,000 and announcing who received the most votes for hero of the year. Read more about the top 10 heroes from CNN.

A Dog Named Bear has been Recognized as a Hero for Saving Koalas

A dog named Bear recently won an award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for saving 100 koalas from Australia’s bushfires last year. Before being trained to rescue koalas, Bear had been rescued himself from a shelter where his former family gave him up due to behavior issues and his “boundless energy and obsessive enthusiasm for play.” You can read more from the Good News Network and watch the video:

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