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December 5, 2018

Interview: Ceramicist Hand-Sculpts 100 Elephants in 24-Hour Livestream

It is estimated that around 100 African elephants are killed every day due to an insatiable demand for ivory. This shocking statistic is what spurred British ceramicist Charlotte Mary Pack to action, causing her to undertake an admirable, self-assigned challenge. On World Wildlife Conservation Day (December 4, 2018), Pack stayed awake for an entire 24 hours to handcraft 100 elephant porcelain figurines.

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October 6, 2018

Nepal Doubles Tiger Population Thanks to Committed Conservation Efforts

Conservationists in Nepal are celebrating a victory after it was revealed that its population of wild tigers has nearly doubled since 2009. The small Himalayan country has made big efforts to reverse the decline of these incredible animals. A symbol of Asian wildlife, these charismatic creatures have seen their population drop 97% over the past 100 years. Now, Nepal’s success is a shining example of how a concerted effort to enact change can bear positive results.

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September 28, 2018

Powerful Sculpture Reflects the Heartbreaking Impact of School Shootings

In the months following the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February 2018, people have continued to make their voices heard in the fight to prevent further school shootings. From the National Student Walkout to teacher protests, adults and youth are joining together to ensure that children can benefit from an education without fear.

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July 25, 2018

Teen Helps Save Six Lives by Posting Uplifting Messages on UK Bridge

As part of a suicide prevention effort, 18-year-old Paige Hunter posted more than 40 uplifting messages to the Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland, England. From messages such as “You’re not alone” to “The world is much better with you in it,” the heartfelt notes illustrate the teenager’s incredible empathy for vulnerable people suffering with mental health issues. According to the local Northumbria Police, Hunter’s inspirational notes have so far helped save the lives of six people.

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