Recommended 20 happy habits

1. Be grateful. 要学会感恩。 Slow down, look around you, and pay attention to the little details in your life – the delicate purple flower on the sidewalk, the beautiful sunset, the hot shower that washes away your long day, and the smile in your partner’s eyes… 让自己变慢脚步,看看你的四周,关注生活中的细微之处:人行道上淡紫色的花,美丽的日落,洗去你一天疲惫的淋浴,伴侣眼中的笑容。 When you have a grateful heart that is appreciative of life’s beautify, wonder and blessings, you’re automatically filled … Continue reading Recommended 20 happy habits

Dutch farmers protest livestock cuts to curb nitrogen

Stroe, Netherlands (AFP) June 22, 2022 Thousands of tractor-driving farmers demonstrated in central Netherlands on Wednesday, causing widespread traffic chaos as they protested against the government’s far-reaching plans to cut nitrogen emissions. In one of their largest-ever demonstrations, the farmers demanded the scrapping of recently announced plans by the Hague-based government, which could see a 30-percent reduction in livehttp://dlvr.it/SSjHQp Continue reading Dutch farmers protest livestock cuts to curb nitrogen

UN working to get shelter, trauma care to Afghan quake scene

Geneva (AFP) June 22, 2022 The United Nations’ humanitarian agency said Wednesday it was scrambling to get emergency shelter, trauma care and food aid to the scene of a deadly earthquake in Afghanistan. The earthquake struck a remote border region of Afghanistan overnight killing at least 1,000 people and injuring hundreds more, with the toll expected to rise. The UN Office for the Coordination of … Continue reading UN working to get shelter, trauma care to Afghan quake scene

Rescuers scramble to reach Afghan quake survivors as foreign aid arrives

Sharan, Afghanistan (AFP) June 23, 2022 Desperate rescuers battled against the clock and heavy rain Thursday to reach cut-off areas in eastern Afghanistan after a powerful earthquake killed at least 1,000 people and left thousands more homeless. Wednesday’s 5.9-magnitude quake struck hardest in the rugged east, downing mobile phone towers and power lines while triggering rock and mudslides which blocked mountain roads. “Gettinhttp://dlvr.it/SSjHQk Continue reading Rescuers scramble to reach Afghan quake survivors as foreign aid arrives

Record floods threaten southern China

Beijing (AFP) June 23, 2022 Record floods were expected in parts of southern China Thursday as heavy rains pushed water levels in the Pearl River delta to their highest in almost a century. Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated from the worst-hit parts of the region, which includes Guangdong province, a manufacturing and logistics hub that is home to China’s tech capital Shenzhen. … Continue reading Record floods threaten southern China

Tanzania accuses Kenyan Maasai of backing opponents to wildlife protection area

Dar Es Salaam (AFP) June 22, 2022 Tanzania Wednesday said it would tackle “illegal immigrants” in the northeastern area of Loliondo, where it has alleged Kenyan Maasai pastoralists are supporting opponents to a planned wildlife protection area. The Maasai of Loliondo have accused the government of trying to force them off their land in order to organise safaris and hunting expeditions. But the government has … Continue reading Tanzania accuses Kenyan Maasai of backing opponents to wildlife protection area

Dead rivers: The cost of Bangladesh’s garment-driven economic boom

Dhaka (AFP) June 21, 2022 Bangladeshi ferryman Kalu Molla began working on the Buriganga river before the patchwork of slums on its banks gave way to garment factories – and before its waters turned pitch black. The 52-year-old has constant cough, allergies and skin rashes, and doctors have told him the vile-smelling sludge that has also wiped out marine life in one of Dhaka’s main … Continue reading Dead rivers: The cost of Bangladesh’s garment-driven economic boom

Fish trade’s murky waters cloud double murder in Amazon

Atalaia Do Norte, Brazil (AFP) June 22, 2022 The pirarucu is one impressive fish: a huge, thrashing Amazonian monster with red-and-black scales the size of serving spoons. Still, it’s just a fish. How is it possible it could have gotten British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira murdered? Police say Phillips, 57, and Pereira, 41, were shot dead on June 5 returning … Continue reading Fish trade’s murky waters cloud double murder in Amazon

Egypt calls for ‘reality check’ in UN climate talks

Bonn (AFP) June 22, 2022 Egypt hopes to jump-start the action needed to face a warming world when it takes the presidency of major UN climate talks in November, but warns that countries need a “reality check” as progress stalls. Presiding over the inflection point when a decades-long United Nations climate process switches from negotiation to “implementation”, Egypt has set a high bar for its … Continue reading Egypt calls for ‘reality check’ in UN climate talks

Subpopulation of Greenland polar bears found

Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 21, 2022 Greenland’s fjords harbor a unique group of polar bears that rely on glacial ice, a NASA-funded study reports in Science. Polar bears throughout the Arctic depend on sea ice as a platform for hunting seals. As human-caused climate change warms the planet and Arctic sea ice melts away, polar bears are scrambling to find ice to hunt on. But … Continue reading Subpopulation of Greenland polar bears found

Warming climate upends Arctic mining town

Longyearbyen (AFP) June 22, 2022 Tor Selnes owes his life to a lamp. He miraculously survived a fatal avalanche that shed light on the vulnerability of Svalbard, a region warming faster than anywhere else, to human-caused climate change. On the morning of December 19, 2015, the 54-year-old school monitor was napping at home in Longyearbyen, the main town in the Norwegian archipelago halfway between mainland … Continue reading Warming climate upends Arctic mining town