Good News Headlines 1/10/17


Cyclists Volunteer To Give Nature Rides To Wheelchair Bound

by McKinley Corbley, Good News Network

The program pairs volunteer pedalers with guests with limited mobility for nature rides through Constitution Trail, a 36.4-mile rail-trail in Illinois… Read More


President Obama Cancels Dangerous Testing In The Atlantic

by Natasha Geiling, Think Progress

The Obama administration announced that it has denied all permits for seismic testing in the Atlantic, a move that helps solidify the president’s environmental legacy in his final weeks and comes as welcome news to environmentalists bracing for the new administration… Read More


Over The Last Year, Mass. Metro Areas Had The Nation’s Biggest Declines In Unemployment

by Benjamin Swasey, WBUR

Of the seven U.S. metro areas that had a jobless rate decrease of greater than 2 percentage points over the year, five were in Massachusetts… Read More


Muslim-Owned Eatery Offers Free Food To Anyone Who Needs It

by Elyse Wanshel, The Huffington Post

Marché Ferdous, a Muslim-owned eatery in Montreal, hands out free meals to anyone who is hungry and can’t afford to pay. And it does this entirely based on good faith… Read More


Charitable Foundation Offers Backpacks To The Homeless

by Vekonda Luangaphay, Spare Change News

Isenia and her siblings started it two years ago to embrace their father’s legacy of helping people prosper. The items like the hats, scarfs, socks are the physical needs; and Christian rosary beads and prayer cards are for the spiritual needs… Read More


UAE Bans Keeping Wild Animals As Pets

from Al Jazeera

The private ownership of wild animals has been outlawed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where keeping exotic creatures as pets is a status symbol for some, according to local media reports… Read More


Wind Power Now Runs All Electric Passenger Trains In The Netherlands

by Cat DiStasio, Inhabitat

One year ahead of schedule, Dutch railway company NS announced its entire electric train fleet is running on 100-percent wind power as of January 1, 2017, ushering in a new era of green transportation… Read More


Rights Icons Join Women’s March As Organizers Aim To Build “Movement For Dignity”

by Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams

The Women’s March on Washington, a mass mobilization to champion women’s rights, is growing as President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration approaches… Read More


A New American Dream Based On Sharing And Community

by Cat Johnson, Shareable

In her TED talk, “The new American Dream,” journalist Courtney Martin shares stories of her own family’s struggle to create something better for future generations and asks the questions… Read More


Alongside Sanders, New York Governor Announces First-in-Nation Free Tuition Plan

by Deirdre Fulton, Common Dreams

With Senator Bernie Sanders at his side, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a plan to offer free tuition at state and city colleges for middle- and low-income New Yorkers… Read More


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