Good News Headline 2/18/20

Cherokee Nation Svalbard Global Seed Vault
Courtesy of The Cherokee Nation


Cherokees Become The First US-Based Tribe To Deposit Traditional Heirloom Seeds In The Arctic Vault

by Leah Asmelash, CNN

No Native American tribe has ever received an invitation to store its traditional heirloom seeds in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault… Read More



A Plastic Bottle Can Get You A Blessing At This Temple In Thailand

by Vaishnavi Gupte, Condé Nast Traveller

At the Wat Chak Daeng Temple—located just south of Bangkok— plastic bottles are recycled into fabric for the monks’ robes… Read More



Bees Are Benefiting From Hemp Pollen As More Legal Cannabis Is Grown Since 2018 Farm Bill

by Andy Corbley, Good News Network

Since the 2018 Department of Agriculture Farm Bill finally legalized industrial hemp in the United States, scientists have discovered an unexpected benefit to the new fields of green sativa: it’s is helping dwindling bee populations… Read More



Old And Discarded Mattresses Are Being Used To Replace Soil And Grow Vegetables For Refugees In Desert Environments

by Ryan Morrison,

A team of experts in hydroponics from the University of Sheffield have been working with refugees in Jordan to create 'desert gardens' using foam from mattresses… Read More



Energy-Related CO2 Emissions ‘Flatlined’ Last Year, IEA Says, Raising Hopes About Climate

by Anmar Frangoul, CNBC

The agency cited several factors, including a drop in emissions from electricity production in advanced economies due to the “expanding role” of renewables like wind and solar… Read More



Program Allows Inmates To Earn College Degrees While Behind Bars


Upon release from prison, inmates who earned a degree through the program have just a 2% chance of being re-incarcerated compared to the 43% general rate of recidivism in the state… Read More



An ‘Unhappy Marriage’ That Has Saved Thousands Of Lives

by Vikas Pandey, BBC News

Uma always dreamed of a perfect wedding in a traditional south Indian temple. She imagined it decorated throughout with colourful flowers – and a big party by the beach… Read More



Finland’s Women-Led Government Has Equalized Family Leave: 7 Months For Each Parent

by Laurel Wamsley, NPR

People often ponder how the world might be different if more women were in political power… Read More


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