India’s forest cover increasing, better than world average, says Union environment secretary – Times of India

DEHRADUN: Ajay Narayan Jha, secretary, ministry of environment and forests , said at the inauguration of the 19th Commonwealth forestry conference that began at the Forest Research Institute Dehradun , on Monday, that India’s forest cover has improved in comparison to the world average. “The world over, average per capita forest cover has declined from 0.8 ha to 0.6 ha…

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College President tells students he doesn’t deal with demands

The white president of a college in Virginia just gave a Black Lives Matter group a real hard pill to swallow when they showed up in his office with a list of demands. “I don’t deal in demands,” said College of William & Mary President W. Taylor Reveley III. “I don’t make demands of other people. I don’t expect to…

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At 17 he called on congress to clean up the mississippi river; they didn’t, so 17 year old made it his lifelong mission, 8.4 million pounds of garbage and counting.

In the past 15 years, Chad Pregracke has helped pull more than 67,000 tires from the Mississippi River and other waterways across the United States. But that’s just scratching the surface. He’s also helped retrieve 218 washing machines, 19 tractors, 12 hot tubs, four pianos and almost 1,000 refrigerators. “People intentionally dumped (these) in the river and also littered,” Pregracke…

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Boston doctor makes house calls for the homeless

| Dr. Jim O’Connell is Boston’s only doctor left still making house calls to the homeless. On the street and in the shelters, O’Connell dispenses just about everything from stitches in the arm to surgery for the soul. Jim Axelrod paid a visit to the doctor in Boston.

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Boy, 4, uses Siri to help save mum’s life

A four-year-old boy saved his mum’s life by using her thumb to unlock her iPhone and then calling 999. A four-year-old boy saved his mother’s life by using her thumb to unlock her iPhone and then asking it to call 999. Roman, who lives in Kenley, Croydon, south London, used the phone’s voice control – Siri – to call emergency…

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Teen Asks Best Friend’s Little Sister with Down Syndrome to Prom

A high school senior in Newton, Kansas, made sure his “promposal” was a special one. Shaedon Wedel asked his best friend’s little sister, Carlie Wittman, who has Down syndrome to the dance — and the heartwarming moment was captured on video. When 15-year-old Wittman walked out the front door, she started jumping up and down when she saw Shaedon walking…

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