Good News Headlines 1/12/16

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Sea Change? Bill O’Reilly Stands Up To The NRA

by Mike Albo, Good Magazine

On the heels of President Obama’s gun reform speech, fiery conservative commentator Bill O’Reilly made a surprising statement criticizing senseless pro-gun ideology, taking on the pro-gun lobby… Read more

 


 

Boston Makes Major Progress Toward Ending Veteran Homelessness

by Lynn Jolicoeur, WBUR

Since the Boston Homes for the Brave program launched in July 2014, 533 homeless veterans who were in emergency shelters have been placed in permanent housing… Read more

 


 

Germany’s Superhighway For Bikes Offers Hope For ‘Transformative’ Transportation

by Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams

While the United States closed 2015 with a record high number of auto sales, Germany offered a potentially “transformative” transportation alternative by opening a stretch of a highway for bikes that is slated to take tens of thousands of cars off the road every day… Read more

 


 

Organic Farmers Score New Victory In ‘David And Goliath’ GMO Fight

by Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams

Organic farmers are racking up new victories in the fight against ‘franken-food’, as a growing number of counties line up to bar genetically engineered (GE) crop cultivation throughout the country… Read more

 


 

Campaign To Restore College Coursework Behind Bars Gets Big Boost In New York

by Jack Jenkins, Think Progress

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a new plan to fund college courses for prisoners in New York state, arguing that educating inmates will reduce the chance that they will end back up in jail… Read more

 


 

The Remarkable Comeback Of The Green Sea Turtle

by Aarian Marshall, Good Magazine

Scientists attribute the green sea turtle rebound to a number of factors. Government moves—like the establishment of the Archie Carr refuge in 1989 and the implementation of the Endangered Species Act after 1973—have cut down on local commercial fishing and seaside real estate developments… Read more

 


 

Here’s More Proof The Push For Healthier School Lunches Is Working

by Joseph Erbentraut, The Huffington Post

A new study shows students are choosing more fruits and vegetables thanks to the national nutrition drive… Read more

 


 

Amazon Donates Revenues From Anti-Islam Group’s Song To Refugees

by Kirsten Grieshaber, The Huffington Post

Online retailer Amazon has pledged to donate its share of revenues from the sale of a song by the anti-Islam group PEGIDA to refugees, undermining the cause of the far-right movement… Read more

 


 

Moby Opened A Vegan Restaurant And Is Giving The Profits Away To Animal Charities

by John Vibes, True Activist

Electronic music producer Moby recently opened a vegan restaurant in Los Angeles that is giving away all of its profits to a number of different animal charities. The restaurant is called “Little Pine” and is located in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles… Read more

 

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