Good News Headlines 1/19/2022


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Shipping Begins for First American Women’s Quarters™

by United States Mint

The American Women Quarters Program is a four-year program that celebrates the accomplishments and contributions made by women to the development and history of our country. The American Women Quarters may feature contributions from a variety of fields, including, but not limited to, suffrage, civil rights, abolition, government, humanities, science, space, and the arts.

What Went Right In 2021: The Top 26 Good News Stories Of The Year

by Gavin Haines, Positive News

Even as the pandemic rumbled on and the climate crisis intensified, there was much progress to report on. Here are the big, good news stories of 2021 including stabilizing the climate, renewables, medical advances, progress on plastic pollution, some endangered species back from the brink, low carbon air travel, and cities geared up for a cycling revolution.

Determined ‘Lassie’ Dog Leads New Hampshire Police Back To Scene Of Owner’s Car Crash Down A Hill

by Andy Corbley, Good News Network

A real-life Lassie saved the lives of two men who had overturned their Ford pickup truck and were lying injured in the cold. Tinsley, a Shiloh Shepherd, attracted the attention of the police as she was loitering on an embanked stretch of I-89 connecting New Hampshire to Vermont. Trooper Sandberg and other officers made attempts to corral her and get close, but she kept running away, eventually leading them to a damaged section of the guardrail.

Massachusetts Artist Supports Food Banks Across The Country By Making Wooden Bowls In His Garage

by Erika Tarantal, WMUR

Artist Mike Mittelman has been turning wooden bowls in his garage throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The woodturning is a passion project he called Bowls for Food. “You can donate to any food bank or food pantry anywhere in the country,” Mittelman said. “You send me a picture of your donation receipt, and I mail you the bowl.” Mittelman’s Bowls for Food effort has raised more than $20,000 with all the funds going to food banks across the country.

Green Values Shape Germany’s 2022 Government

by Environment News Service

Germany became the sixth and largest European Union Member State to have Green Party members in government, joining Austria, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, and Luxembourg. Some of the Greens’ goals have become the coalition government’s goals. Scholz has told reporters that the parties have agreed to focus on “a massive expansion of renewable energy so that it is possible for us to do without the use of fossil resources as soon as possible.”