Good News Headlines 11/1/17

 

Another Win For The Oceans! Chile Bans Plastic Bags In Coastal Regions

by Aleksandra Pajda, One Green Planet

Another country has joined efforts to stop the plastic pollution crisis by banning single-use plastic bags… Read More

 


 

When Girl With Winning Score Is Denied Title, Runner-up Offers Trophy: ‘I Didn’t Win, You Did’

by McKinley Corbley, Good News Network

It may be the 21st century, but this archaic golf tournament rule said that Emily Nash could not be given a trophy or award for her score – even though she played better than all the boys… Read More

 


 

Boston Launches Office Of Returning Citizens To help Previously-Incarcerated Residents Start Anew

by Kristin Toussaint, Boston Metro

How does someone start to rebuild their life after they’ve been incarcerated? Mayor Marty Walsh is hoping his newly-formed office will help those ready to reenter society… Read More

 


 

Tesla’s Solar Vision Gets Its First Big Test In Puerto Rico

by Amelia Urry, Grist

It was a transaction concocted on Twitter — and in a few short weeks, declared official: Tesla is helping to bring power back to Puerto Rico… Read More

 


 

12 Big Cities Commit To Electric-Only Buses And Fossil-Fuel-Free Zones

by Sami Grover, Treehugger

Starting in 2025, the Mayors of London, Los Angeles, Paris, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle and Auckland have promised to only purchase electric or other zero-emission buses for their city fleets… Read More

 


 

Music Offers Hope To Puerto Ricans Recovering From Hurricane Maria

from WBUR

Residents of Puerto Rico are still recovering from the ravages of Hurricane Maria, and musicians both on the mainland and on the island are recording songs of hope and inspiration to raise money for relief efforts… Read More

 


 

Narcan Opioid Overdose Spray Is Now Stocked By All Walgreens Pharmacies

by Bill Chappell, NPR

It has the power to save lives by targeting opioid overdoses — something that kills more than 140 Americans every day… Read More

 


 

New Zealand Government To Plant 100 Million Trees Yearly

by Lorraine Chow, Ecowatch

New Zealand’s next prime minister Jacinda Ardern has set ambitious environmental policies to confront a warming planet… Read More

 

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