Art & Good News 11-5-2022

Starting with some art…

“Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear,
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair…”

This bear may still be fuzzy, but honestly, this is the only thing I think of when I see an image of a bear. Yes, I realize I am an odd duck, and I hope your past week was wonderful.

Good News Roundup

From a major win for the Amazon Rainforest to wildflower savannahs in northern England, there are a lot of positive news stories about climate and sustainability in this week’s Positive News roundup.

Wow! News

Meet the designers with learning disabilities

If you haven’t put two and two together, I am an illustrator, but I have a graphic design and photography background. So when I see stories like this one, it makes me happy. This two-minute video is about a design studio in Barcelona, Spain, that uses the strength of our differences to create a unique style. By employing designers who have different learning disabilities, they can bring a new perspective to the work they produce.

In 2020, no monarch butterflies were seen along the Central Coast. This year, nearly 4,000 returned.

If you don’t already know about this, please check this article. Scientists and Conservationists are not sure why, but Monarch Butterflies made a massive comeback this year. Also, if you don’t already know, the Monarch butterfly loves milkweed, so if you have a place to plant it, please do. And if you live in England, you can contribute to butterfly recovery by planting Marjoram and Thyme for the large blue butterflies that are making resurgences after being declared extinct in Britain in 1979.

Pumpkins can be composted, donated to farms, fed to wildlife

Spooky season is over but before throwing away that jack-o-lantern, consider one of these greener alternatives to the landfill.

Delicious Cancer Breakthrough: Pomegranates Found to Significantly Fuel Tumor-Fighting Immune Cells

Researchers from a university hospital in Germany were studying colorectal cancer when they discovered an element of pomegranates called urolithin-A. This superfruit compound rejuvenates immune T-cells and improves their ability to fight cancer cells.

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