Protecting the High Seas
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.
Jessica Wade has written over 1700 Wikipedia Articles about Female and Minority Scientists
The 33-year-old British physicist, Jessica Wade, writes Wikipedia biographies for little-known female and minority scientists “to highlight their contributions and hopefully encourage more women to join and stay in the field.” She also wrote a children’s book called, Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very (Very) Small. Nice News has details.
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: