Good News Headlines 10/10/17


Midwife Rides Inflatable Swan Through Flood To Deliver Baby

by Terri Peters, Today

In the 24 years she has been a midwife, Cathy Rude has braved her share of storms and flooding to get to a laboring patient. But last week was the first time the 63-year-old faced flood waters so high that her only way to work was to hitch a ride on an inflatable swan… Read More



All NYC Public School Cafeterias Will Offer Plant-Based Options

by Sami Grover, Treehugger

There’s been much talk of veganism going mainstream of late. Given the astounding environmental impact of the meat and dairy industry, a drop in demand for animal-based foods would bring welcome respite for our environment… Read More



Fluffy Canine Heroes Show Up To Comfort A Grieving Las Vegas

by Hilary Hanson, HuffPost

Shortly after a horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, that left at least 58 people dead and more than 500 injured, a pack of golden retrievers showed up to the city to do their part… Read More



A New Website Hopes To Help Parents Build Literacy At Home

by Max Larkin, WBUR

With an online tool for parents called PUP Reading, Joan Kelley is looking to spread the word: to provide parents with practical steps personalized to help their children, no matter where they are as learners… Read More



Coral Scientist Sees New Tide of Hope to Protect Chinese Reefs

from Good News Network

Coral reefs are the forest of the ocean and are at the top of the biodiversity system where almost all kinds of living marine categories have representative species living among them… Read More



Determined Chef Jose Andres Feeds Thousands In Puerto Rico

by Bill Weir, CNN

He got the bread, the meat and the cheese. He got volunteers on a production line. And within hours, renowned chef Jose Andres got thousands of hospital workers fed… Read More



Colbert’s Awkward Celeb Photo Campaign Raises $1 Million For Puerto Rico

by Avery Anapol, The Hill

For the #PuberMe campaign, the late-night host pledged to personally donate $1,000 for each celebrity who tweeted an awkward photo from their teenage years… Read More



Ivory Trade To Be Banned In UK ‘To Protect Elephants’

by Matt McGrath, BBC

The sale and export of almost all ivory items would be banned in the UK under plans set out by the government… Read More



Catholic Church To Make Record Divestment From Fossil Fuels

by Arthur Neslen, The Guardian

More than 40 Catholic institutions will make largest ever faith-based divestment, on the anniversary of the death of St Francis of Assisi… Read More


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