Good news arrived recently from The Ocean Cleanup, the non-profit environmental organization that is working to rid the oceans of plastic. It’s conducting the largest clean-up in history, helping to rescue our oceans (see our 2016 story about The Ocean Cleanup). The company announced it had “now officially removed more than 100,000 kg [220,460 lb] […]

Kenyan humanitarian Umra Omar has put her entrepreneurial spirit and energy into a social enterprise that provides healthcare to marginalized and indigenous communities within the Lamu Archipelago in Kenya. The archipelago is a group of 65 islands over 6,474 square kilometers (around 2,500 square miles) near the northern coast of Kenya. Omar’s organization, Safari Doctors, […]

This video shows a glacier collapsing in Kyrgyzstan. Less than one week after a ridge of ice on the surface of a glacier collapsed in the Alps on Marmolada mountain in northern Italy, linked to global warming, tourists witnessed a similar phenomenon near Juuku Gorge, Kyrgyzstan on July 8, 2022. Luckily, no one was seriously […]

Australian businesswoman and marathoner Mina Guli is on another mission. The Good Times already featured her incredible accomplishments in 2016 as the Wonder Woman for Water. She is addressing the world’s water crisis through her non-profit, Thirst Foundation, and to bring attention to this issue, on LinkedIn she attests to having “run 100s of marathons […]

MacKenzie Scott is one of the richest women in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. Scott married Jeff Bezos in 1993, helped him build Amazon, and co-found the company in 1994. The couple divorced in 2019. In September 2020, she was considered the world’s richest woman when her net worth was about $62 […]

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Exchanging used plastic bottles for bus rides: that is the innovative strategy to encourage waste recycling, benefiting everyone, that the officials have devised in Indonesia’s second-biggest city, Surabaya, located on the country’s main island of Java. The world’s fourth-most-populated country, Indonesia is home to the largest expanse of tropical rainforest in Asia, but also struggles with […]

Baptiste Dubanchet is a Frenchman who is determined to put an end to food waste. He rode his bike 3,000 km (about 1,865 miles) from Paris to Warsaw in 2014 without buying any food, eating only what he was given along the way. He stopped at supermakets, bakeries and  restaurants for leftovers destined to be […]

Yes, you, you and every single other person, can help to fight deforestation. Change the planet for the better and plant a tree with The Nature Conservancy. Join its effort to Plant a Billion Trees. Donate to “turn the tide of deforestation and help protect and expand forests around the globe,” or get involved in […]

After water, tea is the most popular beverage in the world. At 1.93 tons of tea, India produces the most, followed by China (1.2 million) and Kenya (0.44 million). Asia produces the most tea, at around 4 million tons. Bangladesh ranks 10th in the world, accounting for 3% of global tea production and employing more […]