Good News Headlines 1/19/2021

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New Zealand City Closes Busy Road For Weeks To Let Sea Lions Nest Safely

from The Optimist Daily

The harbor city of Dunedin in New Zealand regularly shuts down roads during the summer months to allow safe passage to wildlife… Read More


TikTok Users Rally To Help Elite Athlete With Parkinson’s

by Kristin Houser, Freethink

More than 150,000 people follow Choi’s TikTok account, where he regularly posts videos of himself completing physical challenges that make my muscles ache, as well as clips highlighting his experience with Parkinson’s, which afflicts more than 10 million people worldwide… Read More


Many Scientists Now Say Global Warming Could Stop Relatively Quickly After Emissions Go To Zero

from Inside Climate News via Organic Consumers Association

Parts of the world economy may have been on pause during 2020, dampening greenhouse gas emissions for a while… Read More


There’s New Hope For The World’s Most Endangered Turtle

by Andrea Smith, Lonely Planet 

There’s good news for the world’s most endangered turtle, because the capture of a female in Vietnam means that at least one male and one female Swinhoe’s softshell turtle are now known to exist… Read More


People Are Making Self-Care A Priority After One Of The Most Stressful Years Ever

from Good News Network

Seven in 10 Americans (73%) were more conscious of needing self-care in 2020—and 69% plan to do more self-care in 2021 than they did in the previous year, according to a new survey… Read More


More Than 50 Countries Commit To Protecting 30% Of Earth’s Land And Oceans

by Fiona Harvey and Patrick Greenfield, Grist

The High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People, which includes the U.K. and countries from six continents, made the pledge to protect at least 30 percent of the planet’s land and oceans before the One Planet summit in Paris… Read More


Lawmakers Want To Award A Congressional Gold Medal To The Capitol Police Officer Who Lured Rioters Away From The Senate Chambers

by Scottie Andrew, CNN

US Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman has been hailed as an American hero for leading a growing mob away from the Senate chambers during last week’s attack on the Capitol… Read More


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