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Park Rangers Delighted to Find Elephant Seals Reclaimed Beach During Government Shutdown

As a result of the US government shutdown, the absence of human activity at Point Reyes has actually helped the formerly endangered elephant seal.

Here’s How Families and Groups Are Pitching in to Maintain National Parks During Government Shutdown

These volunteer-led initiatives show that Americans are more than willing to take care of their parks and communities when trouble arises.

Government Shutdown Doesn’t Deter Military Volunteers From Beloved Tradition of Tracking Santa

More than 1,500 enthusiastic volunteers have stepped up to continue the tradition of monitoring Santa Claus's journey around the world.

Amused Parents Are in Luck After Toddler Puts $1,000 Through Paper Shredder; Government is Piecing It Back Together

After having a good-natured laugh over their toddler's mistake, Ben and Jackee Belnap are set to be reimbursed by a free government service.

Two Teen Girls Push Government in Bali to Ban the Bags That Have Turned Their Paradise Into an Eyesore

For many of us, the island of Bali will conjure up images of palm-shaded resorts, pristine white beaches, and crystal clear Indonesian waters, but...

Colombia’s Top Court Orders Government to Protect Amazon in Landmark Case Initiated by Youth

In a historic gesture of justice, the Supreme Court sided with a group of youngsters who were suing the government for their failure to curb deforestation.

On Women’s Day, Government Launches Biodegradable Sanitary Pads

The hygiene products will also only cost a measly Rs. 10 – which is roughly $0.15 a pop.

New Zealand Government Announces Plan to Plant 1 Billion Trees, Get to Zero Emissions

The government of New Zealand has just unveiled an ambitious set of environmental policies that are destined to take an aggressive stance against climate...

Indian Supreme Court Enshrines Right to Privacy So Government Can’t Misuse Collected Data

The Supreme Court of India has just ruled that privacy is a fundamental right that is protected by the Constitution. The unanimous verdict comes in...

Child With Invisible Disability Creates Bathroom Sign With Go-Ahead from Government

Not all handicaps can be seen by the naked eye – that's why Grace Warnock created a sign for Scottish bathrooms reminding people to reserve judgement.

The US Government Is Retiring All Research Chimpanzees

The last remaining research chimpanzees in the U.S. government are headed for a retirement home. The National Institutes of Health shut down most research on...

US Government Protects 2 Endangered Butterflies

Two species of prairie butterflies which have vanished from many areas of the midwestern United States have been granted protection under the Endangered Species...

Governments Can Learn From Firestone Tires How to Stop Ebola In Africa

When it comes to Ebola, the rubber met the road at the Firestone rubber plantation in Harbel, Liberia. Harbel is a company town made up...
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Senate Leaders Announce Budget Deal to Reopen Government

The U.S. government is expected to reopen tomorrow after legislation passes tonight based on a bipartisan deal reached today by Senate leaders. Speaker of the...
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Government Regulation Protects Employees Without Harming Businesses

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a long history of being attacked from all sides. While some criticize it for being...
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New Islamist Egypt President Envisions Unity Government for All

On Sunday, Islamist Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was declared Egypt's first freely elected president in modern history. He reached out Tuesday to...
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Aussies Petition Their Government, Secure Historic Marine Protection for Coral Sea

Pushed by a chorus of 486,900 citizens, the Australian government announced Thursday their intention to create the world’s largest marine reserve, a highly protected...
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Aussies Petition Their Government, Secure Historic Marine Protection for Coral Sea

Pushed by a chorus of 486,900 citizens, the Australian government announced Thursday their intention to create the world’s largest marine reserve, a highly protected...
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29-year-old Transforms Afghan Orphanages as New Government Director

Neglected orphanages in Afghanistan are being revamped by a dedicated public official, just 29 years-old. In a country desperately in need of a hero,...
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Obama Announces Plan to Cut Government Waste, Identifying $33 Billion So Far

President Barack Obama announced a new effort Monday to eliminate government waste, citing as an example the daily printing of the Federal Register, which...