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Precious Rainforests Are Being Preserved at Highest Rate in 30 Years, After Palm Oil Moratorium in Indonesia

Indonesia holds one-third of the world’s tropical rainforests, which are home to people and birds, leopards, rhinos, tigers, and gibbons playing among the lush canopies—and recent protections are helping these vital places thrive. Indigenous tribes, orangutans, and so many more now have a seat at the table under the stewardship of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, […]

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Smart Technology is Not Making Us Dumber After All, According to New Study

There are plenty of negatives associated with smart technology—texting and driving or blue light rays inhibiting sleep. But now we can be assured that the digital age is not making us dumber, according to a new study. While some might struggle to find places without Google Maps, the researchers found that the digital age is […]

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High School Graduates Use Senior Trip Money To Help Their Community

Students from a high school in Maine have donated the $8,000 raised for their senior trip to help people in need. This year, members of Islesboro Central School’s Class of 2021 — all 13 of them — were eyeing a trip to Greece, or maybe South Korea. Previous trips have gone to the France, Iceland, […]

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Man Takes Dying Dog For One Last Walk Up Mountain In Wheelbarrow

Monty the labradoodle passed away last Monday morning after an 18-month battle with leukaemia. Before he died, his owner Carlos Fresco took him on one last journey together to the top of Pen y Fan, the highest peak in south Wales. “He loved hill walks and we improvised and took him on trips around your […]

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This Doctor Has Been Showing Up After Weddings To Bring Back Flowers To Patients

A medical student at VCU School of Medicine founded The Simple Sunflower, a service that delivers flowers – regifted from weddings – to patients at VCU Medical Center. Eleanor Love found a way to make wedding bouquets special twice — not just for the couple’s family and friends on the wedding day, but for patients […]

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Forrest Fenn treasure hunt: Man who sparked pursuit retrieved own loot, lawsuit alleges

A French treasure hunter has sued the estate of a Santa Fe, New Mexico, antiquities dealer who sparked a yearslong search across the American West by hiding a chest filled with gold, coins and other valuables. Bruno Raphoz is seeking $10 million in a complaint filed last week in U.S. District Court in New Mexico. […]

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California Amazon delivery driver suspected in 2 hit-and-run DUI crashes

The driver of an Amazon delivery van was arrested on suspicion of DUI after two hit-and-run crashes that knocked down a light pole and smashed up a parked car in a Southern California neighborhood, authorities said. Simi Valley police responded Thursday to reports of a city light pole down across a residential sidewalk, officials said. […]