Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

Humpback whale jumping out of the water in Australia. The whale is spraying water and ready to fall on its back.

Whales' "grumbles" give a glimpse into their lives

The sea is still largely unexplored and not understood, with a recent study revealing that two-thirds of seafloor life is waiting to be discovered. Even the species that are well studied are still shrouded in mystery and there is lots of work to be done in understanding sea life biology, migration Read More...

Young sloth hanging from a low branch

This sloth orphanage nurses sloth babies back into the wild

As a result of decades of deforestation and other human activities, sloths are among the most endangered mammals in the world, with only about 1,500 remaining in the wild according to the WWF. In Costa Rica, sloths are often under threat from an early age. Many orphaned cubs are a common occurrence Read More...

Nature landscape at dawn. Silhouette birds migrating flying in a row over a lake water sun on the colorful sky during sunset over the mountains at Krasiao Dam, Suphan Buri, Thailand.

Why birds migrate so far and how you can help them

Spring is in the air. This exquisite time of year signals the birth of new life, warmer weather, greener trees, and the return of migrating birds. In North America, most birds migrate to some extent, with more than 30 species traveling between climates in the U.S. and tropics each year. A bird Read More...

Spotted tree frog

80 endangered spotted tree frogs return to the Australian wild

While it might not seem like much because of its size, the spotted tree frog is a critical species for the biodiversity of its Australian habitats. Of the almost 300 of these endangered frogs released into the wild, only about 10 survived the wildfires of 2019 and 2020. This was disheartening, to Read More...

Ancient oak tree in an old forest

This experimental "super forest" shows how to plant trees the right way

Reforesting our lands is key to safeguarding the future of Earth’s life-giving systems. However, it is of utmost importance to do it strategically in order to reap the most benefits out of planting trees. An experimental forest in England aims to showcase how to restore our forests the right Read More...

Golden eagle on a branch.

Golden eagle population soars from Scottish conservation efforts

The Optimist Daily loves reporting about the successful global efforts to restore biodiversity and protect endangered species. Whether that be the creation of a Nepalese bird sanctuary or how the Australian humpback whale has come back from endangered status, every comeback is a reason to Read More...

Animal agency, ducks

Biodiversity means respecting animals' agency

Depending on where you live, there can be a great deal of concern about the local animals, wandering into the road or eating your garbage. For conservationists, there’s a concern for the animals themselves. Conservationists and wildlife managers these days are looking for new ways to protect wild Read More...

person's gloved hands working in garden

5 tips for growing a resilient garden this spring

Gardening is a therapeutic and healthy hobby that will get you outdoors after a long winter of lockdown. If you are interested in trying your hand at creating a thriving garden, here are five essential tips that will boost your chances of success. Choose a variety of seed types and different Read More...

Grey wolf protection reinstated

Protections for endangered gray wolves renewed across much of US

Last Thursday, a howl of gratitude sounded from the endangered gray wolves of the US, after Federal protections were reinstated after being removed by the former administration.  In a trend of environmentally positive action, Judge Jeffrey White of the US district court of Oakland, California Read More...

Person wearing blue denim skinny jeans and a pink and black shirt with dog on a walk in an autumn forest.

Why your dog shouldn’t poop wherever it wants in nature

Interestingly, poop is a recurring theme at The Optimist Daily. From maintaining a regular bathroom schedule, aiding the search for a home for endangered owls, and fish poop feeding the world’s largest vertical farm. The latest addition to these poop-filled articles is a Belgium study Read More...