Good News Headlines 11/1/16

 

Skateboarding Is Helping Kids Stay Kids A Little Longer In Afghanistan

by Maija Liuhto, Good Magazine

Every Thursday, Najib and his friends Sadiq Naqibullah and Farzad Bashir walk 30 minutes each way from their neighborhood in eastern Kabul to spend an hour learning how to skateboard… Read More

 


 

Harvard Dining Service Workers Say They ‘Achieved Every Goal’ With New Contract

by Fred Thys, WBUR

Harvard said its dining services will resume full operations over the next few days and looks forward to welcoming its dining services employees back to campus… Read More

 


 

Meet The Tiny Towns Taking On Climate Change

by Kate Yoder, Grist

Take some inspiration from the tiny communities around the world that are taking the fight against climate change seriously, sluggish politicians and pessimistic couch potatoes be damned. When the rest of us just can’t even, these little towns could — and did… Read More

 


 

3D Printed Organ-On-A-Chip May Replace Animal Testing

by McKinley Corbley, Good News Network

Built by a fully automated, digital manufacturing procedure, the 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be quickly fabricated in customized form factors allowing researchers to easily collect reliable data for short-term and long-term studies… Read More

 


 

Job-creating Bags Will Reuse Lifejackets And Boats Of Refugee Crisis

by Kimberley Mok, Treehugger

Didi Aaslund and Floor Nagler of No Mad Makers are launching a project they call Bag2Work, which aims to employ resettled refugees in making sturdy rucksacks made from the materials recycled from boats and lifejackets used during the migrants' dangerous crossing across the sea… Read More

 


 

World’s Largest Marine Sanctuary Declared Off Coast Of Antarctica

by Jason Daley, Smithsonian.com

The 25 parties to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources voted to protect 600,000 square miles of the Ross Sea… Read More

 


 

Brazil Opens The First Elephant Sanctuary In Latin America

from Euronews

Maia and Guida, two Asian elephants who spent their lives performing in chains in a circus, have been released into their new 2,800 acres-home in the western Brazilian state of Mato Grosso… Read More

 

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