by Team Henné <3 / Mar 09, 2021

THE HAPPINESS REPORT (3.9.21)

Aerial shot of ocean and sand
Photo cred: J. Rice

SMALL TOWN MOVES ITS 1 UPS DRIVER TO TEARS WITH GENEROUS GIFT, PARTY

Chad 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.

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https://www.today.com/news/small-town-moves-their-1-ups-driver-tears-generous-gift-t210656

Source: TODAY


NEW WHALE SPECIES DISCOVERED IN GULF OF MEXICO

Researchers 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.

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https://www.brightvibes.com/2217/en/new-whale-species-discovered-in-gulf-of-mexico

Source: BrightVibes


INSPIRED BY MARVEL’S MYTHICAL ‘WAKANDA’, UGANDAN VILLAGE IS BUILT ON SHEA BUTTER AND SOLAR POWER

An 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.

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https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/inspired-by-wakanda-okere-city-uganda-has-shea-butter-and-solar-power/

Source: Good News Network


RESCUE CAT TRUFFLES WEARS GLASSES TO HELP KIDS FEEL CONFIDENT IN THEM, TOO

A 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.”

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https://www.today.com/pets/truffles-kitty-wears-glasses-help-kids-feel-confident-them-too-t210697

Source: TODAY


FIJI’S CORAL REEFS ONCE AGAIN BOOM WITH LIFE AFTER CYCLONE DESTRUCTION

When 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.

Continue reading:
https://www.optimistdaily.com/2021/03/after-cyclone-destruction-fijis-coral-reefs-once-again-booming-with-life/

Source: The Optimist Daily