THE HAPPINESS REPORT (4.13.21)
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REINDEER VIADUCTS: THE LATEST WILDLIFE BRIDGES THAT CONNECT FRACTURED HABITATSThe spring migration from coast to mountains is made so onerous by the E4 that Jonsson and his reindeer do the return autumn migration by lorry. For indigenous herders like Jonsson, it is a break with a centuries-old way of life.
But plans for a series of bridges over roads and railways in Sweden could help the Sami and their herds migrate freely again. Up to a dozen ‘renoducts’ (reindeer viaducts) are proposed, with work on the first one – over the E4 near the city of Umeå – due to start this summer.
“I’m excited,” said Jonsson. “Finally, something is happening. We’ve been stuck like this for as long as I can remember.”
FOR INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY WEEK, HERE ARE SOME CITY-ADJACENT LOCATIONS FOR VIEWING CELESTIAL WONDERSt’s officially International Dark Sky Week, and officially the week of the new moon, which means there’s no better time to look up and seek out shimmering constellations, planets, meteors.
International Dark Sky Week was launched in 2003 by, fittingly enough, the International Dark Sky Association—an Arizona-based non-profit that works to “to preserve and protect the night time environment and our heritage of dark skies through quality outdoor lighting.”
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DOG ACCIDENTALLY MAKES THE COOLEST T-SHIRT FOR HIS OWNERTori never thought her dog, Apollo, had any artistic abilities, but when she recently left him alone for a few hours, he proved her wrong.
The 6-year-old pittie does have a few other talents. “He can also sit, shake [and] catch a dog treat tossed 2 inches in front of his nose with about 70 percent accuracy,” Tori, who asked that her last name be omitted, wrote on Reddit.
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THE HEALING POWER OF MUSIC THERAPYMusic is a powerful tool. It can manipulate our emotions, stir up memories, and even transform our mood. The healing power of music has been talked about as far back as Aristotle and Pythagoras, but now, formal medical research is finding validated connections between music and physical and emotional health.
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THEY COUNTED ENDANGERED RHINOS IN NEPAL AND THE POPULATION HAS GROWN BY 16%A third country has announced some good news for rhinos this year. Populations of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros in Nepal have increased by 16% over the past six years.
The new National Rhino Count 2021 estimates the current number stands at 752 individuals up from 645 in 2015. Rhinos were counted across the country between March 22 and April 10, including within four national parks, including Chitwan.The new National Rhino Count 2021 estimates the current number stands at 752 individuals up from 645 in 2015. Rhinos were counted across the country between March 22 and April 10, including within four national parks, including Chitwan.
Source: Good News Network