Dog saved new owner’s life after he had a stroke

Good News Notes: “Brian Myers knew he was in trouble when he fell to the floor. He had no feeling on his left side and couldn’t stand up in the crawl space between his bed and the wall. “It was really frightening — I couldn’t get up and I didn’t realize at that moment that…

We Just Found The Largest Luminous Glowing Shark Species in The World

Good News Notes: “Three species of shark that inhabit the twilit depths of the ocean just turned out to have been bioluminescent this whole time. The kitefin shark, the blackbelly lanternshark, and the southern lanternshark have all been discovered to have softly glowing blue patterns on their skin, a first for sharks found in New Zealand waters….

Pittsburgh nonprofit rescuing puppies from Texas after devastating storms

Good News Notes: “A Pittsburgh nonprofit is heading down to Texas to rescue puppies from across Texas after devastating winter storms and widespread blackouts swept the state recently. “No Dog Left Behind,” an organization that provides air and ground transportation for at-risk animals, is rescuing at least 15 dogs — bringing them from Houston to…

Nature’s Nursery working to help save critically-threatened species

Good News Notes: “Nature’s Nursery cares for thousands of injured and orphaned wild animals every year. After a record-breaking year in 2020, that trend is continuing. Right now the center in Whitehouse has a lot of bats, an animal that’s seen a huge drop in its numbers. You may not like bats, but Executive Director…

Bird species re-discovered after almost 200 years of absence

Good News Notes: “The bird in question is the black-browed babbler, and we’ve only ever had sparse information on it. The western world was first treated to specimens and a description of this bird around 1848. Attempts to find the birds since have all failed, leaving us with very little data about the species’ traits…

Volunteers Form Human Chain in Tireless Effort to Save Beached Whales in New Zealand

Good News Notes: “In a tireless, two-day effort, volunteers in New Zealand joined together to successfully refloat a pod of long-finned pilot whales stranded on the beach. On Monday, the pod of 49 long-finned pilot whales was found stranded on Farewell Spit, a remote beach on the South Island, AP reported. In response, rangers from New Zealand’s Department…

Bill Gates Wants Us to Eat 100% Synthetic Beef: What Is It?

Good News Notes: “Bill Gates has a big idea to fight climate change. The Microsoft cofounder and chair of the investment fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures recently suggested that ‘all rich countries should move to 100 [percent] synthetic beef’ in an interview with MIT Technology Review. Why is Gates, a direct and indirect investor in brands like…

Morton Grove Animal Shelter Rescues Dozens of Animals From Storm-Ravaged Texas

Good News Notes: “A Morton Grove animal rescue embraced dozens of cats and dogs that arrived at its suburban facility on Saturday from Texas, where an unprecedented winter storm caused disarray throughout the entire state. Wright-Way Rescue teamed up with Austin Pets Alive! to rescue animals from the unusual cold. ‘We were like, hey, we have the…