15 Million Acres of Protection Added for Marine Life
At the recent climate summit, Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso announced the addition of 15 million acers to protect marine life around the Galápagos Islands along with an underwater superhighway refuge from the Galapagos Islands to Coasta Rica. The additions will help protect endangered migratory animals like scalloped hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, rays, sea turtles, and tuna. Here are details from the Good News Network.
Kitten Therapy at the Retirement Home
An SPCA foster caregiver who works at a retirement home in California brought a box of tiny foster kittens to to her office one day. Take a look at what happened when the word got out, in this article from the Washington Post.
Kidnapped Teen Rescued After Showing the Hand Gesture for Help
A 30-year-old woman in Argentia has become the second known person in the world whose immune system has overcome HIV. You can learn more from the Good News Network article which includes this video:
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US Executive Order to Improve Safety and Justice for Native Americans
During the Tribal Nations Summit yesterday, US President Joe Biden signed an executive order for the departments of Justice, Interior, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services to create a “comprehensive strategy to improve public safety and justice for Native Americans,” and to address the “epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous people.” The summit continues today at the White House. For source and details, visit: Good Morning America
Repairing Ancient Stepwells Helps Supply Water in India
India’s stepwells are being repaired to bring water to drought ridden lands. “Fifteen wells have been restored or targeted for restoration in the city of Delhi alone, which will cost less than $60,000, but supply another 33,000 gallons of water to the city.” Check out the interesting architecture in this article from The Good News Network.
Refugees Transform Cameroon Desert into a Thriving Forest
Survivors of Boko Haram violence are transforming a desert refugee camp in Cameroon into a thriving forest as part of the Green Great Wall. You can read more about this forest emerging in the camp of 70,000 refugees in this article from the Good News Network.
Sikh Group Rescues Hikers
Five Sikh men rescued two tourists who fell down the steep slope just above a thundering waterfall in British Columbia, Canada. With no cell phone service to call for outside assistance, the five international students turned their turbans into a 33-foot rope and encouraged the tourists to climb up to safety. NBC news has more.
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