Good News Headlines 11/22/16


Divorce Rate In U.S. Drops To Nearly 40-Year Low

by Abigail Abrams, Time Magazine

The U.S. divorce rate dropped for the third year in a row, reaching its lowest point in nearly 40 years, according to data released Thursday… Read More



Across The Country, Americans Are Standing Up Against Hate

by Tara Culp-Ressler, ThinkProgress

Since Donald Trump was elected to the presidency, there’s been a dramatic uptick in hate and harassment. At the same time, however, Americans across the country are taking a stand against the vitriol being directed at their friends, neighbors, and classmates… Read More



Obama Administration Cancels Oil And Gas Leases On Blackfeet Tribe’s Sacred Grounds

by Steven Mufson and Brady Dennis, The Washington Post

The Interior Department announced a settlement with Devon Energy for the cancellation of leases in Montana for oil and gas drilling on lands considered sacred by the Blackfeet Tribe… Read More



Most Complete Study To Date Says Marijuana Can Treat Addiction, Mental Health

from Good News Network

Using marijuana could help some alcoholics and people addicted to opioids kick their habits, a UBC study has found… Read More



Kids Just Won The Right To Sue The Government For Global Warming

by Kate Ryan, Good Magazine

Last Thursday, U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken delivered a favorable ruling for 21 young plaintiffs that determined their lawsuit against the government and the fossil fuel industry to be valid… Read More



Allies Form A Circle Of Protection Around Muslim Students Praying In Michigan

by Carol Kuruvilla, The Huffington Post

In outright defiance of the rising levels anti-Muslim hate in America, University of Michigan students joined forces on Monday to protect their own… Read More



America’s First All-Renewable-Energy City

by Colin Woodard, Politico Magazine

Burlington's decades-long commitment to sustainability has paid off with cheap electricity—and some pretty great homegrown food… Read More


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