THE HAPPINESS REPORT (3.9.21)
Photo cred: J. Rice
SMALL TOWN MOVES ITS 1 UPS DRIVER TO TEARS WITH GENEROUS GIFT, PARTYChad Turns has been delivering packages for UPS to Dauphin for over a decade.
With the encouragement and support of fellow residents, Shickley organized a “Thank You, Chad” event through a community Facebook page with the intention of doing a big group gift.
NEW WHALE SPECIES DISCOVERED IN GULF OF MEXICOResearchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have recently determined that a critically endangered group of whales in the Gulf of Mexico is actually a new species of baleen whale. The small group of whales were previously classified as a subspecies of Bryde's (pronounced “broodus”) whale, but a paper published last month in Marine Mammal Science analysed their DNA and skeletal shape to reveal a different story. The discovery highlights the importance of conserving this critically endangered population, since fewer than 100 individuals remain.
INSPIRED BY MARVEL’S MYTHICAL ‘WAKANDA’, UGANDAN VILLAGE IS BUILT ON SHEA BUTTER AND SOLAR POWERAn intentional community in rural Uganda is drawing on green technology, local resources, and old-school philosophy to create a thriving village.
Okere City is based around sustainable principles like renewable energy and the sustainable harvesting of natural resources.
Source: Good News Network
RESCUE CAT TRUFFLES WEARS GLASSES TO HELP KIDS FEEL CONFIDENT IN THEM, TOOA sassy cat named Truffles is helping children see the beauty in wearing glasses.
Danielle Crull and her family adopted Truffles as a stray kitten found at a church camp in Pennsylvania in 2016.
“She’s a sweetheart,” Crull, 50, told TODAY. “I can’t believe nobody else wanted her.”
FIJI’S CORAL REEFS ONCE AGAIN BOOM WITH LIFE AFTER CYCLONE DESTRUCTIONWhen Tropical Cyclone Winston struck Fiji back in 2016, it decimated the reefs across the archipelago’s Namena reserve and Vatu-i-Ra. But four years later, to the delight of researchers, the coral reefs in the region are now once again thriving with life and vibrant colors.
Source: The Optimist Daily