Good News Headlines 1/15/19

photo from Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association USA Facebook page

 

Dozens Of Muslim Volunteers Are Cleaning America’s National Parks During The Government Shutdown “As An Act Of Faith.”

by Tod Perry, Good Magazine

To help keep neglected parks clean and safe, dozens of volunteers from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association have held cleanup days at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Everglades National Park in Florida, Joshua Tree National Park in California, and Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio… Read More

 


 

Global Suicide Rate Has Declined By 29%, With Millions Of Tragedies Avoided Since 2000

by McKinley Corbley, Good News Network

According to a recent issue of The Economist, the global suicide rate has fallen by 29% since 2000 with notable declines in several demographic groups of people… Read More

 


 

Iguanas Reintroduced To Galapagos Island After 200 Years

by Emily Dixon, CNN

More than 1,400 land iguanas, scientific name Conolophus subcristatus, were taken from the neighboring North Seymour Island and released on Santiago Island between January 3 and 4… Read More

 


 

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trains To Run On British Railways From 2022

by Ed Wiseman, The Telegraph

Hydrogen-powered trains could run on British railways as early as 2022, as plans to introduce fuel cell technology to the network gather pace… Read More

 


 

Foie Gras Ban In California Stands After Court Battle

by Perry Miller, Inhabitat

Earlier this week the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would not hear a challenge to the state’s 2004 ban on the production and sale of foie gras, leaving the 2017 ruling untouched… Read More

 


 

Indiana Utility To Quit Coal And Cut CO2 90% Within 10 Years

by Sami Grover, Treehugger

This ambitious goal is all the more remarkable because NIPSCO is currently 65% coal dependent… Read More

 


 

10 Art Exhibits To Get You Through Winter’s Deep Freeze And The Spring Thaw

by Pamela Reynolds, WBUR

As usual, the MFA, MASS MoCA and the ICA are serving up interesting artistic fare, but don’t shun the smaller venues around town… Read More

 

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