Just ran across this little slice of hope from a LiveScience article earlier this year, available at http://www.livescience.com/55250-antarctic-ozone-hole-healing.html
Apparently the multinational Montreal Protocol to ban chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) back in 1987 has contributed to “reduced amounts of ozone depleting compounds,” and a marked decrease in the size of the ozone hole over the South Pole. This is evidence of well-intended and targeted efforts on a global scale having real and positive results for our planet.
Nationals Park has become an urban development triumph.
OK, I’m biased here because this is my neighborhood, but it’s awesome to see so much effort into rebuilding a neighborhood on its way to success!!!! And great to get some recognition for it.
Man, I love those guys. They are SO fun to watch. And they were SO sweet when my daughter broke her arm. While I’m on the topic of the Nats, props to Ryan Zimmerman who last fall donated a first-rate Little League field to DC Little League, and the Nats also donated uniforms for the Little Leaguers. (Here’s a pic of the field dedication ceremony with Zimmerman and Screech!! Nats Coach Dusty Baker is there too.)
The Ice Bucket Challenge Actually Funded an ALS Breakthrough! (July 27, 2016)
The power of social media used for a great cause! We got so many laughs and good times from this challenge and it actually led to a scientific breakthrough that will improve the lives of ALS sufferers and their families. So great job to all the ordinary men, women and children who contributed to this medical success story!
It’s official: giant pandas are no longer endangered
September 12, 2016
I love this story because humans have actually saved another species from near-extinction! According to this article, the Chinese government’s forest conversation efforts are in large part responsible for the resurgence of the panda population. 🙂