Deb Haaland Confirmed as US Interior secretary and the first Native American on US Cabinet
The Senate voted 51 to 40 on March 15 to confirm Congresswoman Deb Haaland to be Interior secretary, making her the first Native American to hold a Cabinet secretary post. Here’s more from CBS News.
You can learn more about Secretary Haaland in this recording of her accepting the nomination.
New Dialysis Facility in India Opens with Free Services
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) launched “India’s biggest” kidney dialysis facility that will offer dialysis to 101 patients simultaneously free of cost. Here’s more from tribuneindia.com.
Study Clarifies the Economic Benefits of Protecting Nature
In the largest-ever study of its kind, a team led by the University of Cambridge concluded, “The economic benefits of conserving or restoring natural sites now “outweigh” the profit potential of converting them for intensive human use.” Most of us already know that, but it’s good to have documented research back up. Read more about the study here.
Gorilla Fund Receives Huge Donations
The Diane Fossey Gorilla fund has received “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in donations from the WallStreetBets subreddit. You can read more about here in the Gorilla Fund’s statement.
102-Year-Old Joins PE Zoom Class with Six-Year-Old Great Grandson
Julia Fulkerson recently got to exercise with her great grandson after his parents were vaccinated. Here’s the story from Good Morning America. I don’t know about you, but I’m inspired! Here’s a video:
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