Victim to Marry Man Who Saved Her Life
Posted on : 02-20-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
Five years ago today Melissa Dohme almost died. On January 24th, 2012, the then 20-year-old Melissa was the victim of domestic violence from her ex-boyfriend, according to the article on The News Tribune Online. She was transported to the hospital suffering from 32 stab wounds and in critical condition. It took several hours in surgery, where she died twice, to finally become stabalized. After leaving the hospital, she began speaking at colleges and public schools about domestic violence and the impact it has.   In October of 2012, Melissa was…
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Nepal Sets New Goal for Restoring Snow Leopard Populations
Posted on : 02-19-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
A four-year conservation effort by the nation of Nepal is seeking to elevate the number of native snow leopards to at least 100 by 2020. This measure is part of GSLEP, a joint effort program taken by all twelve countries possessing snow leopard habitats.   Puspha Dahal, the Nepalese Prime Minister, remarked that snow leopards watch over water towers and serve as a health gauge of the area. He went on to remark that this status means that preserving the animals preserves the quality of air and water. Nepal's $3.15…
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Three puppies rescued from the rubble of Italian hotel
Posted on : 02-18-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
Many travel to Italy for the beauty and history of the country. But for the guests in the Rigopiano Hotel on January 18, 2017, their trip took a negative turn. Three powerful earthquakes hit central Italy creating a massive snow avalanche trapping hotel guests and employees for days. Everywhere one looked, all that was seen was destruction and fear. When finally, five days into the rescue teams’ searches, three beautiful, white Abruzzo sheepdog puppies were found alive in the rubble and devastation. Rigopiano Hotel in Abruzzo, Italy was decimated after…
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Angels and a New Friendship
Posted on : 02-17-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
A Spokane, WA, woman recently had the scare of her life turn into feelings of gratitude and relief. She was driving home after a trip to the local grocery store when her car hit a slick spot in the road. For an unknown reason, her car shut down while flames and smoke came from under the hood. She could not even get the doors unlocked manually. The woman believed that either the smoke or her fear would be the end of her.   Using his baton, a Spokane police officer…
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City of Trees Project Plans to Green Greater Manchester Over 25 Years
Posted on : 02-16-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
The City of Trees project, which was launched in November, 2015, plans to plant a tree for every man, woman and child in the Greater Manchester area in England. Since that equals roughly three million trees, the plantings will take place over the next 25 years. While some of the trees will be planted in existing forests, the City of Trees will plant others in areas whey they hope to establish new woodlands. Many will be planted in parks, along streets, or on private property.   The City of Trees…
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