Lonely Bolivian water frog seeks mate on Match.com to save his species

Lonely Bolivian water frog seeks mate on Match.com to save his species

Romeo ISO a lady frog. (CNN)

An 11-year-old Bolivian water frog named Romeo has been looking for his "Juliet" for the past decade to save his species. Global Wildlife Conservation, Match.com and the Bolivian Amphibian Initiative have teamed up for a fundraising campaign to find a mate for this lonely Sehuencas water frog.

The campaign is hoping to raise $15,000 before Valentine’s Day to support the Bolivian Amphibian Initiative’s 10 … [more…]

Kanas villagers make water safe through simple interventions

Kanas villagers make water safe through simple interventions

Iron removal plants have made tube well water potable, reducing water-borne diseases drastically. (Photo by Rakhi Ghosh)

Soudamini Palai of Ogalpur village in Kanas administrative block of Puri district is happy that her 5-member family now gets sufficient safe water for drinking, with no effort. But, a few years ago things were quite different. It was a strenuous work for the women of the village to provide clean drinking water

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Dayton, Ohio storm drains: murals help keep contaminants out of waterways

photo: couple with their storm drain sign art

Photo: City of Dayton Department of Water (storm drains). Art: Laura and Michael Huff

The City of Dayton (Ohio) Department of Water wants to make sure citizens understand that stormwater pushes whatever contaminants are in the streets into storm drains and out into local waters.

Dayton, Ohio storm drains: murals remind public to keep contaminants out of waterways
Photo: City of Dayton Department of Water. Art: Ashley Simons

Rather than building signposts next to storm drains or mailing out informational flyers, the utility, … [more…]

How a Girl Scout inspired a health care giant to ditch plastic straws

How a Girl Scout inspired a health care giant to ditch plastic straws

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Most people don’t use plastic straws at home, so why are they so commonplace in restaurants? That was California teenager Shelby O’Neil’s revelation after watching a television spot for her state’s largest health care provider, Dignity Health. She didn’t keep that question to herself, instead composing an email that wound up in the inbox of the organization’s CEO, Lloyd Dean.

photo: Shelby O'Neil, Junior Ocean Guardians
Shelby O’Neil, Junior Ocean Guardians

"I just thought … [more…]

13-Year-Old Indigenous Girl Nominated for Global Peace Prize

This 13-Year-Old Indigenous Girl Has Been Nominated for a Global Peace Prize

Autumn Peltier already has years of advocacy behind her. She’s met the prime minister, she’s attended the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly and she’s marched on the highway in the name of water protection. At just 13 years old, Peltier is now a nominee for the International Children’s Peace Prize.

The 151 nominees for the International Children’s Peace Prize were recently announced and the only Canadian candidate is … [more…]