Good News Headlines 1/5/2022

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Millions More Americans Now Have The Right To Vote In Non-English Languages

By Gabe Osterhout and Lantz McGinnis-Brown, The Conversation

As Americans and their elected representatives debate who should be allowed to vote, one key issue isn’t getting much attention: the ability for people to vote in languages other than English. Communities with relatively high numbers of voting-age citizens with limited English-language proficiency tend to have lower voter turnout. This problem worsens when the people who are not proficient in English also don’t have very much education.

Top 10 Wins For The Planet In 2021 – These Will Turn Anyone Into An Optimist

by Andy Corbley, Good News Network

In 2021, green innovation continued at a pace that has typified the yet-young century, and goals and projects long pursued came to fruition. Maintaining the health of the planet into the future relies on solving many problems, including the carbon emissions equation. And beyond the headlines, the world really is getting better all the time. To see how far we’ve come, take a look at ten of GNN’s most popular environmental stories of the year.

Developers Cancel Oregon Pipeline And LNG Export

by Happy Eco News

Developers have officially canceled the Oregon Pipeline and Liquid Natural Gas export terminal because they were unable to obtain the necessary state permits. This is a win for landowners, Tribes and conservation groups across Southern Oregon who have been fighting to have this project abolished for 17 years.

Volunteers Work To Keep Climate Deniers Off Of Wikipedia

by Paige Bennett, EcoWatch

If you’ve ever written a report for school, you’ve probably been told not to use Wikipedia as a reliable source. While there’s a fountain of information on this website, Wikipedia itself notes that it isn’t a reliable source because it’s made up of user-generated content. That means anyone can go in and write falsehoods until a volunteer editor makes a correction. That’s why a team of volunteers is working hard to keep climate-deniers off of Wikipedia.

More Cities Make The Switch From Polluting Salt To Sugar Beets To Beat Icy Roads

by Andy Corbley, Good News Network

While salt is enthusiastically caked over streets and sidewalks when winter weather turns bad, most of us understand somewhere in the back of our minds that throwing salt around willy-nilly is probably a bad idea. Sugar beet extract when combined with ice-melting chlorides can actually be more effective at reducing ice than salt, but beets aren’t the only food product that’s being used in North America.