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Stop watching the News on T.V. filled with lies, propaganda, and made to make you feel helpless and afraid.
With all the negative news in the world, it's time to give you hope and inspiration. It's time to the weekly Good News!
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Humpback Whale Nursery and the Kimberley Saved!
Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority put industrial interests before the whales and other wildlife when, back in July 2012, it gave approval to Woodside Petroleum to build such a build a liquid natural gas processing plant in a region that houses the world’s largest humpback whale nursery, at James Price Point. As of April 12, the company is dropping plans for the $4.5 billion project that would have created one of the biggest industrial complexes on the planet and led to drilling and dredging some six kilometers out to sea.
This is all thanks to the Goolarabooloo Aboriginal people and nonprofit organization Sea Shepherd, undertaking “operation Kimberley Miinimbi” to bring the creation of Woodside Petroleum’s plant to public attention with support from the Australian Greens and a former Greens Senator, Bob Brown. At least 700 people participated in a Sydney demonstration against the project and contacted local and federal officials, says ENS.
Goods News for the Arctic and Polar Bears!
ConocoPhillips announced last week that it will be cancelling its 2014 Arctic drilling plans.
New Zealand legalizes same-sex Marriage
New Zealand has just become the 13th country to legalize the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. Brazil, Mexico and the U.S. offer marriage in parts of the country.
Antibiotic Tetracycline no longer allowed in Apple Production
Last week, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) decided that it will not allow the antibiotic, tetracycline, to be used in the production of organic apples and pears beyond the original 2014 deadline.
This was a hard fought victory, one that you made possible. Nearly 32,000 of you signed our petition asking the NOSB to get antibiotics out of organic fruit production. The OCA’s Alexis Baden-Mayer delivered the petitions in person at the NOSB meeting in Portland, Ore. She testified along with activists from other groups about the threat these antibiotics pose to public health, and to the organic industry.
Earth Day Deeds!
In Pakistan, Earth Day Pakistan is in the process of planting 50,000 trees today.
In the Cayman Islands, 1,500 people are participating in a beach and reef clean-up.
In Columbus, Ohio, volunteers are pulling invasive plants, cleaning up neighborhoods, and preparing gardens at over 1000 sites in the region.
Check out more Earth Day Deeds here http://www.earthday.org/highlights-submissions
Success! U.K. Saves Wild Animals from Kidnapping and Circus Life
The United Kingdom has finally banned circuses from using wild animals in their shows. Over 13,500 Care2 members urged them to do so.
(Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/success-u-k-saves-wild-animals-from-kidnapping-and-circus-life.html#ixzz2RP0v5b5q)
Success! New York Wildlife Rehab Center Will Remain Open
A critically important wildlife rehabilitation operation in Long Island called Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation (WINORR) was in danger of losing their animals. Robin Lynn created a petition on Care2 to keep them open and it worked, allowing WINORR to continue rescuing and caring for wildlife at their current location.
It was the collective force of your support that pressured the town to negotiate and reach a compromise that works for both sides and sees all charges against the Horvaths dropped.
One more successful petition and to show that your actions do count for the greater good!
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