OGN Monday

Kick starting the week with a round up of good news snippets.

  • Drone Awards 2020: fabulous aerial shot of fabrics being laid out on Inle Lake, Myanmar.

  • France: “When a baby arrives in the world, there is no reason it should be just the mother who takes care of it,” said President Emmanuel Macron, who announced this week that French fathers would get 28 days paid paternity leave from summer 2021, double the 14 days they are currently entitled to. 

  • Thai Villagers Save Ancestral Forest: And soon to receive the UN Equator Prize for outstanding community efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

  • Green light for electric coach travel in Scotland: The UK’s first all-electric, intercity coach service launches, providing passengers with emissions-free transport between Edinburgh and Dundee. The 125-mile round trip will be completed on a single charge and tickets will cost from £7.50 one way.

  • Floating Windfarms: UK continues to be the Saudia Arabia of wind energy with the announcement of further expansion, including floating windfarms far out to sea.

  • Poland: Environmentalists are “tipping their faux fur hats” to Polish MPs, who have voted unanimously to ban fur farming. According to Peta, an animal rights charity, Poland is currently the third biggest fur producer in the world after China and Denmark.

  • It’s Official: Study by Leeds University finds that watching cute animals is good for your health. It lowers heart rates, drops blood pressure and greatly reduces anxiety. So, here's a handful of cute animal videos from the OGN archives to work their magic on you today.

  • Looking for a fabulously original conversation piece for your home or office? Tomorrow you could bid for your very own 67 million year old T-Rex skeleton at Christie's auction in New York. You'll need at least $6 million and lots of space to display it (it's 13 feet tall and 40 feet long) when you get it home.

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