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1st Elephant Orphanage in Africa

[embed]https://youtu.be/PuAqp-5cod8[/embed]  Queen of Elephants - Dame Daphne Sheldrick Why do elephants line up to hug a little old lady in Nairobi National Park? She's their mother. Their adopted human mother. Dame Daphne Sheldrick. Daphne has been saving orphaned baby elephants in Africa for over fifty years now, rescuing hundreds from certain death after their...

Europe Bans Single-Use Plastic

[embed]https://youtu.be/P_zQfTVuZKY[/embed] Europe Bans Single-Use Plastic In an environmentally historic vote, the European Parliament has moved to ban single-use plastic products across Europe. This ban outlaw’s plastic bags, straws, plates, cups, drink stirrers and cotton swabs. Every year, millions of tons of plastic ends up in the ocean at...

Moms fight for clean air

[embed]https://youtu.be/0p5f4mVA0SA[/embed] Heather McTeer Toney is a force of nature. She’s the first African-American woman to become mayor of Greenville, Miss. She served as regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and now she’s the national field director of Moms Clean Air Force, a powerful group...

Space Archaeology – Help Find Ancient Sites from Home

[embed]https://youtu.be/ThnIbwtXi50[/embed]  Help Find Ancient Egyptian Sites on your Coffee Break Sarah Parcak is a professor of anthropology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and she’s a space archaeologist.  Her new book is called “Archaeology from Space.”   Parcak was a child of the 80’s and one of her...

The Good Acre

[embed]https://youtu.be/okvx9wipu3o[/embed] The Good Acre - Food Hubs are critical links for small farmers Imagine if you had a small farm, just an acre or two, and let's say you grow turnips. You don't grow enough turnips to supply a grocery store year round, and relying on summertime...

The Last Butterflies

Saving the Last Butterflies Nick Haddad studies the very rarest butterflies in the world. He’s a professor of integrative biology at Michigan State University and lives in Kalamazoo. His new book is called “The Last Butterflies: A Scientist’s Quest to Save a Rare and Vanishing Creature.” The...

Our Symphony With Animals

[embed]https://youtu.be/i2hSTj0O2X4[/embed] A Beautiful World: ‘Our Symphony with Animals’ “When I was 5 years old, my uncle who lived next door started sexually abusing me. Then, when I was 9 years old, my grandparents, who also lived next door, adopted a dog named Sylvester. Sylvester and I just...

Save the Narwhals

[embed]https://animoto.com/play/2k6QZlhdJ1hURzZ0ogQOZA[/embed] Narwhals are Real The narwhal (Monodon monoceros) is one of the rarest whales in the world. An Arctic species, narwhals are elusive and mysterious, and very distinct in appearance because of their long tusk, which actually is a tooth that grows from the upper jaw of...

Rebels Renegades and Wild Women of History

"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Women throughout history have broken the rules and stepped outside conventional social norms to make history happen. We investigate several women who stand out as the rebels of their time. A Beautiful World is a solutions journalism news program...