Million-tree mission hopes to fix reforestation flaws

Good News Notes: “It’s an environmental policy embraced by heads of state, multinational businesses and even leading climate sceptic Donald Trump: plant more trees to help the planet and slow global warming. But experts claim some recent mass tree-planting schemes have failed to reduce greenhouse gases when not done properly, and even harmed the environment….

Medieval bishop’s palace unearthed in England

Good News Notes: “In a small town in southwestern England, a construction crew hired to build a run-of-the-mill bungalow unexpectedly discovered a medieval bishop’s palace. The crew uncovered ‘substantial’ medieval wall foundations, floor deposits and a fireplace in the town of Wiveliscombe, said a spokesperson for the South West Heritage Trust, a charity that works…

Ape Charities Thank WallStreetBets Users for Raising Over $333,000 in Days

Good News Notes: “Ape charities have thanked the subreddit r/WallStreetBets after its members raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative highlighted the work of the community this week after a wave of the Redditors symbolically adopted gorillas and posted images of their donation certificates to the messageboard….

Monger completes 140 mile triathlon-style charity challenge

Good News Notes: “Double amputee racing driver Billy Monger has completed a 140 mile (225 km) charity event consisting of walking, cycling and kayaking. Monger completed the fundraiser at the Brands Hatch circuit where he had his life-changing accident in a 2017 Formula Ford race. He was raising money for UK charity Comic Relief. Monger…

8-year-old starts charity to help homeless children

Good News Notes: “She recently donated $500 to Joy House, a women’s shelter in Milwaukee. For her birthday and at Christmas, she asked for toy donations to the shelter instead of gifts as well. ‘To have someone so young, excited to be giving to individuals that are less fortunate than she is is awesome. I’m…

Drive challenge grows into fundraiser to benefit dog charity

Good News Notes: “Winter is always testing us here in the Red River Valley. If it isn’t snow, its cold or wind and maybe, all three together. A local man has decided that this winter’s challenges were enough to stop him. Nick Adamski drives a Jeep Gladiator. The vehicle allows you to remove the doors…