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What went right this week: a round-up of the latest good news stories – Positivity Article

Listening to Mozart could reduce epilepsy seizures Listening to Mozart daily could reduce the number of seizures a person with epilepsy experiences, according to a new study. The news could bring hope to the estimated 50 million people worldwide living with epilepsy. Led by researchers at the Krembil Brain Institute at Toronto Western Hospital, the study exposed 13 participants to two different audio clips over a six-month period: some were played Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D major (for…

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The Maldivian community that saved its island from developers – Positivity Article

The Maldives are a hotspot for tourists, but development often comes at a cost to the environment. One community fought back From above, the Indian Ocean island of Rasdhoo vaguely resembles the outline of a stingray – a compact stretch of land encircled by reefs shaped like wings beneath the clear fluorescent blue waters. One of almost 1,200 islands that make up the Maldives, Rasdhoo is popular with tourists as a scuba-diving spot, thanks to the thriving coral reef ecosystem…

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Dr. Jane Goodall — The Legend, The Lessons, The Hope (#421) – The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss – Personal Development Article

Photo by Vincent Calmel“The greatest danger to our future is apathy.”Dr. Jane Goodall Dr. Jane Goodall (@JaneGoodallInst) was born on April 3rd, 1934, in London, England. At the young age of 26, she followed her passion for animals and Africa to Gombe, Tanzania, where she began her landmark study of chimpanzees in the wild,­ immersing herself in their habitat as a neighbor rather than a distant observer. Her discovery in 1960 that chimpanzees make and use tools rocked the scientific…

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Three good things: animals staging a comeback – Positive News – Positivity Article

2. Notre Dame’s bees Three colonies of bees that survived the devastating fire of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris are “thriving”, their keeper has confirmed. The population, which is thought to number 30,000-45,000 bees across three hives, have been living in the rafters of the cathedral since 2013. They miraculously survived the fire in April 2019. Beekeeper, Sibyle Moulin, had struggled to visit the hives in the latter part of 2019 because access to the damaged building was restricted.…

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Mass-scale reforestation has ‘mind-blowing potential’ to combat climate change, finds study – Positive News – Positivity Article

Planting billions of trees globally is by far the most impactful – and affordable – way to tackle the climate crisis, according to the scientists behind a new study. They have calculated that 0.9bn hectares of land worldwide are suitable for reforestation, and that planting new trees in these areas could remove two-thirds of all the emissions that human activity has sent into the atmosphere. The scientists described the figure as “mind-blowing”. The Crowther Lab of ETH Zurich has published…

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