Good Stuff

6 of the Good Things that Happened in 2016

Tiger population increase
tigers
Highlights: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Global Tiger Forum reports an increase in tiger population
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Giant pandas are off the endangered species list
Chengdu pandas
Highlights: The International Union for Conservation of Nature upgraded giant pandas to “vulnerable” from “endangered”
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Roughly 50 million trees planted in 24 hours by volunteers in India

Highlights: Hundreds of thousands of volunteers in India successfully planted 50 million trees in one day
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The Ebola vaccine
ebola
Highlights: Ebola vaccine final trial results show that it works in providing protection
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ALS “ice bucket challenge” contributed in making breakthrough discovery possible
ALS ice bucket challenge
Highlights: Money from the ice bucket challenge contributed in achieving a breakthrough in research on ALS
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A solar-powered plane successfully traveled around the world
Solar Impulse 2
Highlights: Solar Impulse 2 completed its maiden journey around the world without using a single drop of fossil fuel
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