Category Archives: Positive Stories

Wind Power Generated 106% of Scotland’s Energy Needs

As winds battered Scotland at speeds of up to 185 kilometers per hour (115 mph) over the weekend, the renewable energy sector hit a major milestone. For the entirety of Sunday, the northern nation was powered solely by wind turbines, which is the first time on record that wind power has generated more electricity than the…
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20 Motivation Hacks You Wish You Knew Earlier

20 Motivation Hacks You Wish You Knew Earlier Having the idea to do something is the easy part. However, acting on and continuing forward with those ideas is the hard part. This is where motivation plays a large role. If you lack the motivation to do something, it just won’t get done. However, this doesn’t…
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India Has Planted Nearly 50 Million Trees In 24 Hours

The smoggy cities of India are suddenly looking a lot greener, with just under 50 million trees having been planted in India in a record-breaking attempt to raise awareness of conservation. The event took place on Monday in Uttar Pradesh, one of India’s most populous states found in the north of the country. More than 800,000…
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10 amazing stories of 2016 that prove there’s still hope for humanity

1. In Canada, the airlines evacuated 80,000 people and their pets together. When wildfire had cut off Fort McMurray from the rest of the world, a mass evacuation began. Tens of thousands of people had to leave the city on airplanes as soon as possible. But what about their pets? The rules of traveling with four-legged friends are so strict that the owners couldn’t do all the…
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Ways to Come Alive, and Not Just Exist

29 Ways to Come Alive, and Not Just Exist It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut. Maybe for a day or two. Or as weeks bleed into months and nothing much happens. You just trudge along. You go through the motions, life is on autopilot. It feels OK. But at the same time…
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This Couple Rescued 7 Animals And This Is How They Live Now

This Couple Rescued 7 Animals And This Is How They Live Now I bet it never occurred to you that dogs, cats, and ducklings could get along, huh? Well, turns out not only do they get along, but they’re inseparable! Meet Roxy, Edith, Mia, Rose, Jake, Gertrude and Donald – the most adorable family of…
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Khan Doberman Saves Toddler From Snake

It was October 2007, and seventeen-month-old Charlotte Svillcic was playing in the family garden. The family dog, Khan, a Doberman Pinscher, had only been in the home for four days but had taken to the family after being rescued from starvation and abuse. Khan kept an eye on Charlotte while she was playing. Khan had…
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Malta Set to Ban Glyphosate

Malta has begun the process of banning glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup. Malta—the only country to actively vote against the extension of the chemical's use—has already seen 25 localities ban glyphosate. Malta would be the first EU country to ban glyphosate nationwide. Though, France is currently considering their own ban. "Malta's position remains against…
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Solar Road in the Netherlands

The Netherlands made headlines last year when it built the world's first solar road - an energy-harvesting bike path paved with glass-coated solar panels. Now, six months into the trial, engineers say the system is working even better than expected, with the 70-meter test bike path generating 3,000 kWh, or enough electricity to power a…
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Happy Father’s Day – What to write in a Father’s Day card

Happy Father's Day - What to write in a Father's Day card What makes your dad the best? Well, he’s your dad, for starters, and that all by itself is pretty special. That’s why there are certain Father’s Day cards and certain Father’s Day messages that only work for him. From just you “You’re the…
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12 Interesting Facts About Tea

Everyone knows that tea is amazingly good for you. It can regulate your blood sugar levels, balance your hormones and help you sleep soundly at night. Did you know, though, that tea is the second most popular drink on the planet and it’s only beaten into first place by water? Here is our list of…
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Prosthetic Limb Reaches New Levels of Operability

A pioneering surgical technique has allowed an amputee to attach the Modular Prosthetic Limb developed by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) directly to his residual limb, enabling a greater range of motion and comfort than previously possible. This is a first for the field of prosthetics, said Michael McLoughlin, chief engineer in…
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$1m Prize for Heroic Woman Who Saved 30,000 Lifes

In 1993 civil war broke out in Burundi. The war, which was the result of long-standing ethnic divisions between the Hutu and the Tutsi ethnic groups, would last 12 years and claim the lives of roughly 300,000 people. At the outbreak of the war, Marguerite Barankitse, a Tutsi, tried to hide 72 of her closest…
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‘World’s Most Sustainable City’ Run on 100% Solar

Babcock Ranch, an eco-friendly community under development in southwest Florida near Fort Myers, might just be the town of the future. “Less than a year from today, the first residents will be settling into a whole new way of life—one that is conscientious, engaging and connected,” said Syd Kitson, the CEO of the development company Kitson &…
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OrCam Mounted on Glasses Helps Blind People ‘Read’

A device mounted onto eyeglasses enables people considered legally blind to "read" and perform other day-to-day activities, according to researchers. The device, called OrCam, features a miniature camera with optical character-recognition technology. The camera deciphers text and then "reads" it to the user through an earpiece. The device can even be programmed to recognize specific…
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