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Man sits on the ground with a service dog wearing a vest.

PTSD relief found in loyal service dogs, new study confirms

Service dogs can alleviate some symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder for veterans, according to a study published in June 2024.
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Asian hornet invading a honey bee hive

How electric harps are protecting honey bees

By 2021, Michel Costa had become a frustrated veteran of an obscure yet devastating war in Europe. The enemy: invasive Asian hornets, which had been massacring his honey bees by the thousand.
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Left: A man and woman smile with a small brown fluffy dog while wearing trucker hats that read 'Yumwoof.' Right: A dog poop bag sits on a dispenser outside.

This company just created the first digital dog food pantry — and it's funded by poop bags

Following a donation in the wake of Maui's wildfires last year, this company realized it was time to do more good.
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A juvenile loggerhead turtle, being held up against a background of water.

Sea turtles make huge comeback, breaking 42-year nest record in Florida

A record amount of loggerhead nests on Anna Maria Island mark a turning point for the threatened species.
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Three photos. On the left, Auli'i Cravalho smiles brightly in a black wetsuit while sitting on a boat, her two thumbs up in the air. In the center, a coral polyp under the sea. On the right, Aulil'i Cravalho speaks with a Hawaiian man about the area's coral reefs, while standing in front of the ocean.

'Moana's Auli'i Cravalho speaks up for Hawaiian coral reefs in new short film series

The voice actress of the beloved Disney princess is partnering up with a Hawaiian coral restoration nonprofit to educate us all about the importance of the planet's reefs.
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A bee getting close to a sunflower

It’s the bee's needs: Study reveals best plants for bee health and conservation

A new study analyzed pollen from 57 North American plant species, identifying those most nutritionally beneficial for bees, which could inform conservation efforts and wildflower restoration projects.
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A photo collage of a bird perched on top of a branch, a baby playing with a toy, a building, a Pampers play room, and a frog

Good News This Week: July 13, 2024 - Birds, Frogs, & Nurseries

Your weekly roundup of the best good news worth celebrating...
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A snapshot of the deep sea, ringed by oysters.

Goblin sharks have been called 'nightmare fuel,' but these pictures prove how cute they can actually be

These deep-sea sharks are not well-loved online, but one conservationist wants to clean up their ugly reputation
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Yosemite National Park on a foggy morning

Following wildfires, 100+ rare amphibians have been released back into Yosemite National Park

After the Rim Fire of 2013, this amphibian population declined by 50%. Now, they're getting a chance to start again in their native habitat.
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Two dingoes touch noses in a park in Australia

Previously hunted as pests, dingoes to be re-classified as a protected species in Australia

Despite pushback from farmers, groundbreaking new DNA research has led Australian officials to consider the protection status of the iconic dingo.
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Dos Rios Ranch Preserve area

California's next state park is a 'rewilded' ranch that also protects communities from floods

“You need to give the water a safe place to go... or it'll go to a place that's not safe.”
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A male great-billed seed finch in the Port Cajuero reserve, Minas Gerais.

Brazil's most trafficked endangered bird makes a comeback with rewilding success

Even optimistic population estimates are dire, at fewer than 2,500 mature individuals and no more than 250 in any given population. But there's good news...
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