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Good News Headlines 10/20/2021

The inventor of a hand-cranked washing machine has traveled to Iraq to distribute the low-cost device to refugees. Navjot Sawhney created the ‘Divya’ to allow those living in poverty to be able to wash their clothes more easily.

Good News Headlines 10/13/2021

President Biden on Friday restored full protections to three national monuments including Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah — known for their stunning desert landscapes and historical treasures of Native American art and settlements, as well as a rich fossil record.

Good News Headlines 10/6/2021

The Boston Athletic Association, which administers the marathon, said Monday it will honor the legacy of the late Ellison "Tarzan" Brown, Boston's champion in 1936 and 1939.

Good News Headlines 9/29/2021

Vaccinated people are not as likely to spread the coronavirus as the unvaccinated. Even in the United States, where more than half of the population is fully vaccinated, the unvaccinated are responsible for the overwhelming majority of transmission.

Good News Headlines 9/22/2021

For years, many tribes have felt their history has not been given its due by schools in Connecticut. Soon, however, schools will be required to teach Native American studies, with an emphasis on local tribes.

Good News Headlines 9/15/2021

A drone photographer in Argentina captured the stunning moment when a curious whale got close to a woman paddle boarding and gave her a playful nudge. He captured this video of a southern right whale heading towards a paddle boarder, using its fin to gently push her board, then swimming directly beneath.

Good News Headlines 9/8/2021

Greg Erfani watched the flames grow bigger and bigger as they crept toward Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, the animal refuge he helps run in South Lake Tahoe. He feared not only for himself but for the menagerie of raccoons, coyotes, owls and porcupines inside. Luckily, the staff had a plan.

Good News Headlines 9/1/2021

Short-term rental company Airbnb has stepped up to provide a potential answer to one immediate need—where refugees will stay in the meantime. For several years, Airbnb's non-profit arm Airbnb.org has provided temporary housing for people displaced by natural disasters and other crises.

Good News Headlines 8/25/2021

John Butler, a former organic farmer from Derbyshire, England, has unwittingly become a peaceable guru and YouTube star at 84-years-old with his softly spoken wisdom and calm.

Good News Headlines 8/18/2021

Climate activist Greta Thunberg is imploring the world to be “brave” after a comprehensive new climate report by the United Nations concluded a hotter future is locked in. She told supporters it’s “up to us to be brave and take decisions based on the scientific evidence provided in these reports.”

Good News Headlines 8/11/2021

A killer whale stranded on a rocky shore in Alaska was saved in an hours-long rescue effort by boaters, locals and wildlife officials. The 20-ft (6 metres) orca was spotted washed up on Prince of Wales island last Thursday, apparently stuck in a crevice of rocks 4ft above the tide line. 

Good News Headlines 8/4/2021

This year’s show began on July 17 and will last until August 26. The peak will be on the night of August 11, running into the early hours of August 12. That’s when the rate of shooting stars will be at its highest, with about 50 meteors per hour.

Good News Headlines 7/28/2021

What do you get when you surprise random people with an unexpected dance party on the streets of New York? Pure joy, community, and connection. The inspiring street performance group Improv Everywhere placed a decal on the pavement in a park that read, “stand here for dance party.”

Good News Headlines 7/21/2021

"We found that the tiger visits these cubs regularly, and his behaviour shows that he is not a threat to the cubs. We have seen the cubs playing with the male tiger and sharing kills,” Sharma told Mongabay-India.

Good News Headlines 7/14/2021

India has invented ‘flying solar panels,’ which are being suspended above irrigation canals to cut down on the evaporation of precious water droplets by providing shade from the sun’s evaporating heat.

Good News Headlines 7/7/2021

Behind the Mr. Trash Wheel brand is one of the most important concepts of modern pollution theory—that rivers deposit the bulk of the garbage existing in the oceans. One thousand of the world’s rivers source 80% of all the trash found in the ocean.

Good News Headlines 6/30/2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will pay off all the past-due rent that accumulated in the nation’s most populated state because of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a promise to make landlords whole while giving renters a clean slate.

Good News Headlines 6/23/2021

For an unborn child, spina bifida, a birth defect in which the spinal cord fails to develop or close properly, is a devastating diagnosis. Until recently, doctors were unable to attempt to correct the condition until after the baby was born.

Good News Headlines 6/9/21

The Supreme Court issues ruling affirming the sovereignty of American Indian tribes. This decision affirms the authority tribes have on tribal lands, and acknowledges the vital role that tribal governments play in keeping their communities safe.

Good News Headlines 6/2/21

Prince Harry has been refreshingly open about his mental health struggles for years, but in his new Apple TV docuseries on mental health, he's bringing the public into a therapy session with him.