Stranded Killer Whale Saved by Group Who Kept It Wet Until Tide Rose

Good News Notes: “A killer whale stranded on rugged rocks above the shoreline in Alaska on Thursday was saved after a group of people kept it cool with water until wildlife officials arrived. The US Coast Guard was alerted Thursday morning that a 20-foot-long orca was stranded alive on a rocky shore of Prince of…

‘Living shorelines’ becoming more common in CT for erosion control

Good News Notes: “Visitors to East Shore Park in New Haven aren’t easily able to stroll along the beach there. It’s not closed; it’s being physically cut off from the rest of the park by erosion. Getting to the beach requires getting down a steep slope, and there’s a good chance of slipping on the loose sand…

Brother International Partners with Clean Ocean Action for Sandy Hook Beach Sweeps

Good News Notes: “Employees Volunteer In-Person for the First Time Since Pandemic to Clean Up New Jersey Beaches BRIDGEWATER, NEW JERSEY – July 14, 2021 – Today, Brother International Corporation’s New Jersey headquarters office announced its first in-person volunteer activity since the start of the global coronavirus pandemic. On July 19th and August 19th Brother…

Mussels can be a natural filter to remove microplastics from the ocean

Good News Notes: “In the waters of a marina near the Plymouth Marine Laboratory in England, a group of mussels are busy at work: filtering the water for microplastics. As the bivalves feed, they suck bacteria, algae, and anything else in their surroundings, including microplastics, out of the water and into their gills. When they…

Nativa, Quantis Partner for Responsibly Sourced Wool Farming Initiative

Good News Notes: “Nativa, a Chargeurs Group brand, announced its partnership with Quantis, a sustainability consulting group, to launch its Regenerative Agriculture wool farming program centered on responsibly sourced Merino wool. Over the coming years, Nativa will tap Quantis’ carbon footprinting expertise within the wool sector to help identify and reduce CO2 emissions related to farming, the companies said. Nativa offers nature-focused sustainable solutions…

Cincinnati firefighters save dog Gertie stuck in concrete walls

Good News Notes: “A dog that had been missing for five days was found on Sunday after firefighters saved it from being stuck between two concrete walls. The dog, Gertie, went missing on Tuesday after owner Connie Frick told WXIX her dog ran into the woods and didn’t return. She made posters for the missing dog and put them…