Month: February 2021

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA sweeping view by camera of the ocean floor, and research by David Bailey at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, reveals that sea stars (starfish), sea cucumbers, sand dollars, and sea urchins have been flourishing. Their abundance is increasing the food supply for other fish and triggering an increase in deep-sea populations, said Bailey. A National Geographic article details the findings and causes for the deep-sea boom, including lack of fishing pressures and “natural climatic and oceanographic changes.” Bailey also pointed out that ocean bottom dwellers are not the only fish population that seems to be increasing: “If you look at the North Pacific fisheries literature, you’ll see that sardine and squid catches have increased over the last few years.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

first_img At One World, patrons have given (the owner) Cerreta a car, bought new dishes, arranged to professionally clean her carpets, supplied new tile for the restaurant bathrooms, and donated property for an organic garden and funded a new irrigation system for it. Last week, a gentleman left a $50 bill next to an empty bowl of soup at SAME. Since opening, one man has regularly come in and left money on the counter without eating, stating “I was blessed today so I though I’d pass it on.” He’s homeless.  (Time)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe owners of the all-natural One World Cafe in Salt Lake City have adopted a “pay what you can” philosophy doing their part to end hunger in America. Guests are asked to pay what they feel the meal is worth and if a diner doesn’t have any money to pay for their meal, they can volunteer to wash dishes, clean or weed in the organic garden. After two years, they’ve opened a sister restaurant in Denver, called So ALL May Eat… ____________________________________________________________________________________________last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Borders will matter less to central Africa’s mountain gorillas, following the launch of a strategic conservation plan which covers adjoining areas of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. There are only about 720 gorillas left in the tropical mountain forests shared by the three countries. The gorillas’ natural habitat is threatened by the destruction of these forests and the great apes themselves are victims of poachers. Yet, the gorillas are the main tourist attraction for the area, earning these countries about $5 million every year, and are thus critical to the livelihood of local communities.The three countries launched their 10-year Transboundary Strategic Plan last week in Kampala. Also launched was a 4 million euro transboundary conservation project funded by the Dutch Government.The new transboundary strategic plan aims to improve community livelihoods and contribute to the stability of the region. It will also assist in strengthening and making similar the three countries‘s policies and laws on the conservation and management of the protected areas.“This is an exciting development”, said Dr Susan Lieberman, a director at the World Wildlife Fund “We applaud this tremendous contribution of the government and people of the Netherlands, which recognizes that species conservation and sustainable development and poverty alleviation go hand in hand.”The project is part of the 10-year strategic plan developed by the Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN), the Office Rwandais du Tourisme et des Parcs Nationaux (ORTPN) and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), and is supported by the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP). IGCP is a coalition of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), and Fauna & Flora International (FFI).AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreTwitter is a new and fun way to keep in touch with your friends, but now it also has proved a useful way to win release from an Egyptian jail. A US blogger in Egypt used Twitter from his cell phone to fire off a one-word message: “Arrested”.  The 30 friends signed up to recieve his Twitter messages, spread the word within seconds and went to work calling the US embassy. (CNN.com has the story) Follow me on Twitter with my username: GeriWC (Skype too!) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAs the lid of his coffin was about to be sealed, Josef Guzy’s grieving widow made one last request for her late husband’s necklace.The 76-year-old Polish beekeeper had collapsed earlier in the day and been pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor.When the undertaker reached into the coffin for the last time, he thought that he detected a faint pulse. On closer inspection, Mr Guzy was still breathing.(Read the story in London Times Online)Thanks to fellow beekeeper, Laszlo P., for submitting the story!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Canada’s largest supermarket chain plans to install rooftop solar panels on many of its Loblaws stores in Ontario, becoming one of the first companies to jump aboard the province’s new renewable-energy program. The program, billed as the first of its kind in North America and a cornerstone of the McGuinty government’s Green Energy Act, pays premium prices for renewable power. (Read more in the Toronto Globe and Mail) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreMeet the editor and founder of the Good News Network this Friday, October 22, in the Washington DC area. (Please RSVP by Wednesday night, via email)Join a Meet-the-Editor Lunch with Geri Weis-Corbley at Sweetwater Tavern (just off the Beltway) for sunny conversation, (weather allowing) out on the patio.Please RSVP by Wednesday night via email:geri @ goodnewsnetwork.orgSweetwater  Tavern – Merrifield (A Great American Restaurant)3066 Gatehouse PlazaFalls Church, VA 22042(703) 645-8100 Here is a link to their lunch menu:http://www.greatamericanrestaurants.com/sweetwater-lunchDIRECTIONS: From Springfield/Alexandria: Take 495 towards Rockville and get off at exit 50A Arlington Blvd. Follow the signs towards Rt. 50 West Arlington Blvd./Fairfax. Immediately take the Gallows Rd. Merrifield exit and follow the signs to Merrifield. At the second light, make a left onto Gatehouse Rd. Make your first left onto Gatehouse Plaza. Sweetwater is next to the Sunoco gas station.From D.C., Crystal City, Alexandria: Take 395 South to Richmond. Take 495 North to Rockville. Get off at exit 50A Arlington Blvd. Follow the signs towards Rt. 50 West Arlington Blvd./Fairfax. Immediately take the Gallows Rd. Merrifield exit and follow the signs to Merrifield. At the second light, make a left onto Gatehouse Rd. Make your first left onto Gatehouse Plaza. Sweetwater is next to the Sunoco gas station.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe Texas multimillionaire art prankster who paid people to plant 10 Cadillacs in the Texas dirt in the 1970s as “a monument to the American Dream” has passed away.Beyond the Route 66 landmark known as “Cadillac Ranch,” Stanley Marsh 3 also commissioned a series of 200 crazy street signs around his hometown of Amarillo. Examples: “Road Does Not End”; “I Have Traveled a Great Deal in Amarillo”; “I Don’t Suppose Anyone Has a Tomato?”; “It Begins With a Hanging”; “What Is a Village Without Village Idiots?”and “My Grandmother Can Whip Your Grandmother.”(READ more about Cadillac Ranch on Wikipedia)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreHome and family mean everything to Buddy L. Harrison, but his Southeast Washington, DC neighborhood does not always look like a valued part of the nation’s capitol.A shooting on Christmas Eve after a robbery at a bus stop was just another moment of contrast for residents on these mean streets.But Harrison is a community hero and he spread some Christmas cheer among the poor and homeless in the neighborhood where he grew up and raised his family.Harrison, 54, runs Old School Boxing in nearby Fort Washington, and hopes he can instill pride and morals in the youngsters he coaches so that one day they have the chance to move on to a safer community.Red Eye Films produced these videos sharing the good feelings of both his Christmas Day charity and a food giveaway on Thanksgiving.(WATCH the inspiring videos below) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Most kids spend their birthday money on toys and games, but 9-year-old Brandon Heyman of Ontario, Canada decided to use it to save a life.Karazan, an aging racehorse, had just been purchased by a meat buyer when his mother came across the 17-year-old chestnut mare on the website Need You Now Equine.“Nobody seemed interested in her,” Brandon’s mother, MJ Allen, told The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, the world’s largest and oldest equine sanctuary. “My son asked what was I doing, and when I explained it to him, he said, ‘Mummy, my birthday’s coming up. Just give my birthday money to them. I don’t want the horse to die.’”Allen and her partner live on a farm with seven horses, a donkey, dogs and cats, and their blended family of six kids, so bringing home another mouth to feed was, understandably, the last thing on her mind. Still, she was so touched by her son’s display of compassion that she raised the remaining $650 needed to buy the thoroughbred.Soon after, she surprised Brandon with his new best friend. “It’s my first horse,” Brandon told TheWhig.com, “I clean her, wash her, but my sister feeds her.”Allen calls Karazan “queen of the field” and “a real diva.” She is, after all, a direct descendent of Canada’s greatest racehorse, Northern Dance, and with that kind of pedigree, it’s no wonder she already has the respect of her new stable mates.However, the highlight of her new life is her relationship with Brandon, who will help fill her final days with love and affection.We think that’s the best retirement plan a horse could ask for. (READ the story from Off Track Thoroughbreds or learn more at The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation)Photo Credit: MJ Allen, with permissionAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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