Good News Headlines 7/21/2021
In Rare Behaviour, Male Tiger Cares For Cubs After Mother’s Death
by Manish Chandra Mishra, Mongabay
“After the death of the tigress, we located these cubs and placed camera traps in the area. We found that the tiger visits these cubs regularly, and his behaviour shows that he is not a threat to the cubs. We have seen the cubs playing with the male tiger and sharing kills,” Sharma told Mongabay-India.
IOC Says Tokyo Summer Olympics Will Be First Games To Be Gender-Equal
by Zarrin Ahmed, UPI
The International Olympic Committee said nearly half of all athletes at the Games will be female, and that all participating nations are given the opportunity to be represented by a minimum of one female and one male athlete. The new changed protocol allows one male and one female athlete to jointly carry their country’s flag during the Opening Ceremony.
Maine Leads US In Becoming First State To Ban ‘Forever Chemicals’ In Products
by Jenna McGuire, Common Dreams
Maine is the first state in the U.S. and first government in the world to implement a ban on the toxic chemicals per- and polyfluoroalkyl, known as PFAS, which are notorious for not breaking down easily in the environment and can remain in a person’s body for decades after exposure.
Jon Stewart’s Beautiful 12-Acre Farm Is Now A Safe Haven For Abused Animals
by Robbie Couch, Upworthy
Farm Sanctuary, an advocacy group that fights the factory farm industry and cares for abused animals, has three other animal safe havens in the U.S.; the Stewarts’ New Jersey property will be its fourth.
In ‘Critical Step’ For Climate, Biden To Restore Protections For Tongass National Forest
by Julia Conley, Common Dreams
The forest serves as a habitat for more than 400 species of wildlife and fish, ensures food sovereignty for Indigenous communities in Alaska—including the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples, whose traditional territories lie within the forest—and plays a vital role in mitigating the climate crisis.