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Paul Smith, Typewriter Artist   video
Offbeat  (tags: Paul Smith, Typewriter Artist, good news, inspiring, creativity, cerebral palsy )

Evelyn
- 84 days ago - youtu.be
An extraordinary man with a severe disability creates incredible works of art using a typewriter.
Obama Protects Huge Swath of Pacific Ocean
Offbeat  (tags: Marine reserve, USA, conservation, good news, marine sanctuary )

Scooby
- 85 days ago - the-scientist.com
The president exercises his authority to expand an existing marine reserve, making it the largest in the world.
'Extinct' Cat-Sized Chinchilla Found Alive in Shadows of Machu Picchu
Offbeat  (tags: Extinct, chinchilla rat, good news, animals, animal welfare )

Scooby
- 86 days ago - theguardian.com
Living arboreal chinchilla rat thought to have been extinct is tracked down in Peruvian cloud forests, reports Mongabay
Huge News for Wyoming's Wolves: The Hunt Is Canceled!
Offbeat  (tags: Wyoming, wolves, wolf hunt, cancelled, good news )

Scooby
- 89 days ago - biologicaldiversity.org
We just received a court ruling restoring Endangered Species Act protections for the state's embattled wolf population. This was the long-shot legal battle we weren't predicted to win, but the law prevailed and Wyoming's wolf slaughter stops today
This Massive Squirrel Has Been Saved From Extinction
Offbeat  (tags: Delmarva fox squirrel, saved, good news, habitat )

Scooby
- 89 days ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
It only took about half a century, but the once-rare Delmarva fox squirrel (Sciurus niger cinereus) now has a healthy population once again, placing it in a position to finally leave the protection of the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
Our Monday Miracle Is Tanzanite, a Paraplegic Kitten Who Fought to Survive
Offbeat  (tags: Good News, Monday Miracle, Tanzanite, Tanzy, paraplegic kitten, survivor, adorable pictures )

Barb
- 90 days ago - catster.com
She was alone and wounded at just two days old; we chat with her caretaker about her recovery.
Grab a Tissue and Watch These Bonded Stray Dogs Get Rescued
Offbeat  (tags: Good News, Monica and Chandler, rescued dogs, video )

Barb
- 90 days ago - dogster.com
In this touching video by Annie Hart, the bond between two strays is evident. Videos of dog rescues in progress are a pretty small subgenre on the Internet. They're far outnumbered by those that show people dunking ice water on their heads or misog
Halted the Controversial Culling of Sharks Off Western Australia
Offbeat  (tags: Western Australia, shark cull, halted, Perth, good news, sharks )

Scooby
- 99 days ago - blogs.nature.com
Western Australia's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has halted the controversial culling of sharks off Western Australia, citing "too much uncertainty" about the impact on marine fauna.
Film Review: 'Dolphin Tale 2′
Offbeat  (tags: Good News, Winter Dolphin, Hope Dolphin, Dolphin Tale 2, startsFriday Sept 12 )

Barb
- 102 days ago - variety.com
Charles Martin Smith's compassionate follow-up to the 2011 surprise hit once again hits a sweet spot for family auds and animal lovers. Blissfully swimming against the hyperactive kidpic tide, "Dolphin Tale 2″ gently peddles inspirational life...
Little Free Libraries Show Some Novel Charm
Offbeat  (tags: human, off-beat, good news, sharing, books, novel, Little Free Libraries, LFL, interesting, imaginative, Seattle )

Evelyn
- 102 days ago - seattletimes.com
LFL - "take a book, return a book" gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. Kodiak, Alaska, has one. So does Tirana, the capital of Albania. And in Seattle, they're getting as thick on the ground as Starbucks, with 131
French Cats Find Fairytale Romance at Paris Hotel (Ooo La La!!)
Offbeat  (tags: Good News, french cats, , The Hotel Le Bristol, pictures )

Barb
- 130 days ago - pet360.com
It looks like a new fairytale romance is developing in Europe that might give Prince William and Kate Middleton a run for their royal money. The Hotel Le Bristol has a new "it" couple that is making headlines as they salaciously shack up in a special....
Bear Saves Crow From Drowning
Offbeat  (tags: good news, heart warming )

Volker
- 139 days ago - iflscience.com
Happy belated friendship day, everyone! - Except that friendship day can not be belated :)
Last Chain On Billie - How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top -GREAT READ!!!
Offbeat  (tags: Elephant, Billie, circus, big top, no more, story, saved, good news, animal welfare, animal advocates, saved, healing, No To Circus's! )

Julie
- 148 days ago - us.macmillan.com
The compelling story of Billie's battle to reclaim her old self is a testament to the intelligence, emotional complexity and remarkable strength of all elephants, captive or free.
Forest Man   video
Offbeat  (tags: India, Manjuli Island, one man reforestation, good news )

Evelyn
- 153 days ago - youtu.be
Since the 1970's Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NY. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush oasis
 

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