Doomed wild horses find new life at Black Hills Sanctuary

Good News Notes: “You might be surprised to find out one of the premier wild horse sanctuaries in the country is located in South Dakota. Portions of movies, like Hidalgo and Into the Wild were even filmed there. Hundreds of horses and ponies roam the land South of Hot Springs. No barns or outbuildings, they…

Virginia Dog Saves Fawn From Drowning and Refuses to Leave Its Side

Good News Notes: “Ralph Dorn surveyed the lake’s surface behind his home during the early evening of June 2, looking for his Goldendoodle, Harley. Then he spotted the pup about 200 feet from shore; the 6-year-old canine was swimming with another animal that, after a few moments, Dorn realized was a tiny baby deer.  “Not sure…

Tour Guides Rescue Wild Horse Stuck on Fence on Outer Banks

Good News Notes: “The Corolla Wild Horse Fund (CWHF) thanked a pair of local tour guides after they freed a wild horse from a dangerous predicament Monday. Craig Young and Paul Swisher were in the Swan Beach area near Corolla when they noticed a young horse stuck on a wooden fence. Witnesses told McClatchy News that the…

Côte d’Ivoire combats land exploitation via reforestation mission

Good News Notes: “Extensive deforestation to cultivate cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire the world’s leading producer of beans has reduced the surface area of the Ivorian forest from sixteen million hectares — or more than 50% at the time of the country’s independence in 1960, to two million hectares or less than 11% today, according to…

Peninsula Animal Shelter Waives Adoption Fees For Rabbits

Good News Notes: “A Peninsula animal shelter is waiving adoption fees for rabbits for the entire month of June. The Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA has 21 rabbits available for adoption, including Bluebell, an adult female rabbit. “Rabbits are charming pets, and perfect for people living in smaller spaces since they don’t require as much…

Man helps save child’s life with stem cell donation

Good News Notes: “A Northeast Arkansas man made a donation that saved the life of a child, but it all came as a surprise. The Monette native and recent Arkansas State University graduate is now a lifesaver. Dax Hurst registered with the DKMS stem cellcenter his freshman year at ASU. He knew about the organization and…

Tuberculosis drug causes “power failure” in ultra-fit cancer cells

Good News Notes: “Leveraging a newfound ability to identify the “fittest” metastatic cancer cells, scientists at the UK’s University of Salford have discovered that an already approved drug can be deployed to cut off their fuel supply, while leaving normal healthy cells unharmed. Metastatic cancer cells are dangerous, fast-moving cells cancer cells that have spread…

Carbon-capture tech removes CO2 from the ocean by making seashells

Good News Notes: “Even as renewable energy and zero-emissions transportation scale up and the rest of the global economy slowly decarbonizes, it’s likely that the world will still need to suck an enormous amount of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to tackle climate change—10 billion metric tons per year by the middle of the…

Oak Creek Wildlife Area: SAR crew saves a man stranded overnight

Good News Notes: “A 65-year-old man was left to fend for himself at the Oak Creek Wildlife Area overnight after car damages and a health scare prevented him from reaching safety. According to a press release issued by a deputy coordinator from the Yakima County Search and Rescue team, the county sheriff’s office received a call around…