Mangrove Trees Can Save Americans Tens of Billions in Flood Damages– So New Alliance Gets Planting

Mangrove Trees Can Save Americans Tens of Billions in Flood Damages– So New Alliance Gets Planting

New studies looking at the relationship between property damage from floods and hurricanes—and the presence of mangrove trees—suggest that this coastal species, which is loved by fish, crustaceans, and invertebrates, can actually save a country millions of dollars of property damage every year. If you’ve ever lived near water, you’ll … Read more

Fasting-Mimicking Diet Shown to Be ‘Safe and Effective Supplement’ to Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer Patients

Fasting-Mimicking Diet Shown to Be ‘Safe and Effective Supplement’ to Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer Patients

Reprinted with permission from World At Large, a news website covering politics, nature, science, health, and travel. Juice detoxes, water fasting, and soup diets are often credited for stimulating healthy weight loss and cleansing toxins from muscle tissues—but what about tumor suppression? Preclinical evidence suggests that short-term fasting and diets … Read more

‘Extinct’ Harlequin Toad Rediscovered; Such Survivors Are Bringing Hope That Amphibian Apocalypse is Abating – Good News Network

‘Extinct’ Harlequin Toad Rediscovered; Such Survivors Are Bringing Hope That Amphibian Apocalypse is Abating – Good News Network

A researcher from New Brunswick has rediscovered a species of harlequin toad presumed extinct, and the details of the discovery offer hope not just for the species, but for the entire atelopus genus, which was nearly wiped out by the amphibian epidemic. Caused by bacteria, the fungal disease chytridiomycosis has … Read more

Good News on This Day in History – June 17

Good News on This Day in History – June 17

135 years ago, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York packed in 241 crates, as a gift from France. The steel skeleton and copper skin was assembled on Bedloe’s Island, later called Liberty Island, and placed on a pedestal to be aligned so that it would face southeast, greeting … Read more