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:
St. Peter Residential, the first net-zero emission apartment complex in Louisian, has kept the lights on (and more) after Hurricane Ida with solar power. The Good News Network has more about this exceptional and inclusive community.
Boy Rents Out Tree House to Help Support Mom and Others
Nine year old Eli Sylvester has put the tree house he built on Airbnb. He splits the profits 50 -50 with his mother Rachel to hlep with her medical expenses from a traumatic brain injury. Eli also plans to use some of the profits to help feed children this Thanksgiving. Here’s more of the story
Daughter Donated Part of Her Liver to Dad
In 2018, Mike Maudal was told he would need a liver transplant to survive non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) an aggressive liver disease. While waiting for a donor, his condition deterioriated steadily. Then his daughter Molly found out she could give her dad part of her liver. The living donor liver transplant happend last year. Reading this interesting article from Good Monring America, I learned that the partial livers regrow and restore normal liver function in both the donor and the recipient.
Making the Most of Her Silver Medal
Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk auctioned off her silver medal to pay for an infant’s heart surgery. A Polish supermarket won the auction and told her she could keep the medal.
Underwater Sculptures Stop Illegal Trawling
Sustainable fisherman Paolo Fanciulli has placed 39 large sculptures on the ocean floor off Tuscany’s Maremma Regional Park to stop illegal trawling from decimating the fragile ecosystem. Read how it works here, and catch a glipse of the scuptures below.
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