Author: Spirit of Change Site Staff

Good News Headlines 11/30/2022

The humble beaver could hold the key to saving our water, according to new research that found how their dam building skills protect rivers threatened by climate change.

Good News Headlines 11/23/2022

14 year-old Leanne Fan developed Finsen Headphones, a low-cost headphone device that uses machine learning and blue light therapy to detect and treat mid-ear infections in children—potentially preventing up to 60% of hearing loss in children.

Good News Headlines 11/16/2022

I rubbed the dog’s soft neck. He pushed his head into me as his silk-like fur slid through my fingers. This was nothing new for Evan ― he gets pets and scratches all the time. But I hadn’t touched a dog in 19 years. Petting Evan made me emotional.

Good News Headlines 11/2/2022

Homelessness is a problem that plagues many cities and there are so many different approaches to address the issue. Salt Lake City is trying a compassionate approach by building a tiny home village to address its homelessness problem.

Good News Headlines 10/26/2022

United States Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-California) grilled Mike Konczal, the director of Macroeconomic Analysis over the primary cause of inflation. Porter got Konczal to admit that surging corporate profits are forcing American consumers to pay significantly more for goods and services. 

Good News Headlines 10/19/2022

In a turquoise lagoon in the Maldives, a floating city is beginning to take shape. Consisting of houses, restaurants, shops, a school and a hospital, the futuristic feat of architecture opened its first units over the summer and will house 20,000 people by the time it is completed in 2027.

Good News Headlines 10/12/2022

A big believer in the idea that our environment has an enormous effect on us, Jean Makesh, CEO of Lantern assisted living facilities, started thinking big — and way outside the box.

Good News Headlines 10/5/2022

After vetoing similar legislation last year and threatening to do so again last month, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2183 into law, making it easier for farmworkers in the state to participate in union elections.

Good News Headlines 9/28/2022

Buses in the Worcester area will remain free for at least another nine months after a Worcester Regional Transit Authority advisory board unanimously voted Thursday to continue its fare-free policy.

Good News Headlines 9/21/2022

The Democratic National Committee on Saturday voted unanimously to pass a resolution urging President Joe Biden to release Indigenous rights activist Leonard Peltier from prison.

Good News Headlines 9/14/2022

50 years worth of conserving the tern and puffin populations in Maine has created a stable colony of thousands of breeding birds. The birds are returning just as before to large numbers of breeding pairs and fledgling chicks.

Good News Headlines 9/7/2022

There’re 3D-printed homes, and there’re prefabricated homes. Take the best of both technologies, throw in a groundbreaking use for discarded plastic, and you have a genius idea.

Good News Headlines 8/31/2022

Marine veteran Travis Snyder is no stranger to the pain of veteran suicide. After leaving the military, he discovered his new purpose in life, to help other veterans dealing with mental health issues.

Good News Headlines 8/24/2022

A UNESCO Natural Heritage Site has been saved from a rabbit and rat rampage, and 8 years after being declared free of invasives, the island is looking like its old self again.

Good News Headlines 8/17/2022

The northern and central Great Barrier Reef have recorded their highest amount of coral cover since the Australian Institute of Marine Science began monitoring 36 years ago.

Good News Headlines 8/10/2022

Wildflower meadows are beautiful; so beautiful in fact that a village in Britain has found they act as natural speed traps from motorists slowing down to look at them.

Good News Headlines 8/3/2022

Pope Francis issued a historic apology Monday for the Catholic Church's cooperation with Canada's "catastrophic" policy of Indigenous residential schools, saying the forced assimilation of Native peoples into Christian society destroyed their cultures, severed families and marginalized generations.

Good News Headlines 7/27/2022

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) today celebrated the bipartisan passage of the Respect for Marriage Act in the House of Representatives. The bill passed 267 to 157 and garnered the votes of 47 Republicans.

Good News Headlines 7/20/2022

On July 14, the parents of Joaquin Oliver, took a mile-long convoy of 52 school buses—dubbed The NRA Children's Museum—to Ted Cruz's offices in Houston, Texas, to deliver Joaquin's letter to him.

Good News Headlines 7/13/2022

The newest rail trail in Massachusetts officially opened in late June, offering a fresh 4-1/2 mile pathway to explore on foot, bike, scooter or wheelchair. The Twin Cities Rail Trail was built on top of the former Fitchburg and Worcester Railroad.

Good News Headlines 7/6/2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson, a former public defender who rose to become a judge on a powerful federal appeals court, made history Thursday as the first Black woman to sit on the Supreme Court.

Good News Headlines 6/29/2022

Little did Liana know that John Cena would not only see her family's story, but go out of his way to provide a measure of comfort during a tragic and disorienting time.

Good News Headlines 6/22/2022

Lizzo received criticism for a word included in her single “Grrrls,” which was seen as derogatory toward disabled people. Lizzo then removed the controversial lyric from her new song after a moving exchange with disabled fans.

Good News Headlines 6/15/2022

A woman whose family fled to Britain to escape a war has closed her seaside hotel to tourists—so she can give Ukrainian refugees a place to stay. She has rolled out the welcome mat to 22 Ukrainians, so far, providing a “home away from home”.