Good News Headlines 1/7/20

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Pacific Nation Palau First To Ban ‘Reef-Toxic’ Sunscreens To Save Coral

from Deutsche Welle 

One tiny Pacific nation has begun the new year with a ban on sunscreens that contain chemicals which affect the health of coral reefs and fish… Read More



Illinois Gov Pardons 11,000 For Low-Level Marijuana Convictions As Weed Goes Legal

from Associated Press

The expungement process is a key part of the law, which takes effect on Wednesday and makes Illinois the 11th state to legalize marijuana for people 21 or older… Read More



First-Of-Its-Kind Village For Homeless Native Americans Now Houses Dozens In Seattle

by McKinley Corbley, Good News Network

This groundbreaking new homeless shelter in Seattle is the first facility of its kind that has been designed by Native Americans for Native Americans—and it has already helped to take in dozens of people from the streets… Read More



Shutdown Of Coal-Fired Plants In U.S. Saves Lives And Improves Crop Yields

by Christine Clark, UC San Diego News Center

The decommissioning of coal-fired power plants in the continental United States has reduced nearby pollution and its negative impacts on human health and crop yields, according to a new University of California San Diego study… Read More



Hundreds Of Americans Become Foster Families To Ailing Senior Veterans, Opening Up Their Hearths And Homes

by Andy Corbley, Good News Network

Today in the United States, more than 82,000 veterans live in nursing homes—probably not the kind of conditions or end-of-life care that would warm the hearts of veterans who had served gallantly in Korea and Vietnam… Read More



Now Small Brands Compete With Amazon By Offering Sustainable Same-day Delivery

by Adele Peters, Fast Company

Ohi is a new delivery service offering small businesses an ultra-fast, low-emissions solution for the delivery arms race… Read More



Danielle Outlaw Becomes First Black Woman Commissioner Of The Philadelphia Police Department

by Gwen Aviles, NBC News

A black woman will serve as the next commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department — a first for a division that has been grappling with racial turmoil and a series of leadership changes in the past year… Read More



Indigenous Runners Rosalie Fish And Jordan Marie Daniel Run For Their People

by Eilís O’Neill, WBUR

Rosalie Fish is an enrolled member of the Cowlitz Tribe of southwest Washington. She started running when she was a student at a public middle school in south Seattle… Read More


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