Three Years Later, Family Finally Goes Home After Superstorm Sandy

The day Superstorm Sandy hit the coast of New Jersey, Palma and her family were standing in their home in a foot of water. They knew they had to evacuate immediately.

“Trying to get out was a nightmare,” says Palma of her escape from the neighborhood. “The street was flooded and we had to drive on the neighbors’ lawns.” Continue reading Three Years Later, Family Finally Goes Home After Superstorm Sandy

Arizona Puts a Muzzle on Live Dog Racing

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Friday ending greyhound and any other kind of dog racing in the state.

“Greyhound racing has run its course in Arizona,” said Governor Ducey. “It’s heartening that these beautiful greyhounds will soon be off the track and in loving homes. For any families looking to adopt a new canine companion this summer, I encourage you to consider one of these gentle and intelligent dogs.” Continue reading Arizona Puts a Muzzle on Live Dog Racing

China’s Forests Steadily Recovering From Decades of Deforestation

China’s sweeping program to restore forests across the country is working.

The vast destruction of China’s forests from decades of logging, floods and conversion to farmland, has now become a story of recovery, according to the first independent verification published in today’s Science Advances by Michigan State University researchers. Continue reading China’s Forests Steadily Recovering From Decades of Deforestation

Threatened Purple Starfish Now Doing Swimmingly Thanks To Population Surge

Scientists at Oregon State University announced in early May that they have found an abundance of baby ochre sea stars — a starfish known for its brilliant purple and occasionally orange, red or brownish coloring — in the Pacific Northwest. What makes this discovery notable is that it occurred just two years after the species suffered from a severe epidemic called “sea star wasting disease.”

Continue reading Threatened Purple Starfish Now Doing Swimmingly Thanks To Population Surge

Man Who Lost 200 Pounds Invents App to Motivate Others w/ Virtual Work-Out Buddy

This man turned his dramatic weight-loss experience into an app so you’ll never have to run alone — linking “virtual running buddies” miles apart to help you get additional miles and motivation into your workout. Continue reading Man Who Lost 200 Pounds Invents App to Motivate Others w/ Virtual Work-Out Buddy

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