Good News Headlines 12/18/18


Washington Gov. Proposes ‘Herculean Effort’ To Save 74 Remaining Southern Resident Orcas

by Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

With only 74 left in the wild, the Southern Resident orca population in Puget Sound needs help now more than ever. That’s why on Thursday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s office announced “an unprecedented investment” to help boost the population as well as the Chinook salmon they eat… Read More



Boston-Area Volunteers Offer Legal Advice To Migrants In Tijuana

by Shannon Dooling, WBUR

A group of Boston University law instructors and students was in Tijuana over the weekend offering legal advice. The group began their work each morning around 7:30 as large crowds of people gathered at the plaza in front of “El Chaparral,” a border crossing near San Ysidro, California… Read More



Climate Activists And Congress Members Push For A Green New Deal

by Jessica Colarossi, Spare Change News

“We’re gonna fix our climate, we’re gonna clean our air, and we’re gonna put people to work,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said to a crowd of protesters in front of the John F. Kennedy School of Government on Wednesday, December 5… Read More



Meet Porsha Olayiwola, Boston’s New Poet Laureate

by Morgan Hughes, Boston Globe

Boston’s new poet laureate, Porsha Olayiwola, is ready to push the limits of the art through the poetry community and beyond… Read More



‘A Win-Win’: Food Drop Program Goes Statewide, Gives Truckers Alternatives To Dumping Rejected Food

by Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star

After a six-month pilot program in Indianapolis last year yielded around 87,000 pounds of food, Food Drop is being expanded across the state, connecting truck drivers with resources and participating banks that can unload a semi truck at any hour… Read More



Santa Is FaceTiming Kids In The Hospital So He Can Surprise Them From The ‘North Pole’

from Good News Network

Hospitalized children are getting a healthy dose of holiday cheer thanks to a sweet little initiative from Santa’s workshop… Read More



Australian ‘Virtual Fence’ Halves Roadkill On One Deadly Stretch Of Road

by Luke Dormehl, Digital Trends

Over the course of a three-year trial, the technology has reduced roadkill on one particular road by a massive 50 percent… Read More



Sovereign Native Nations Ignored The White House And Joined The Paris Climate Change

from White Wolf Pack

The Standing Rock Sioux,Quinault Nation, Swinomish Tribal Community & Tlingit & Haida Tribes have committed to upholding the Paris Agreement… Read More



Norway Becomes First Country To Ban All Palm Oil Based Biofuel To Protect Rainforest

by Jill Ettinger, Live Kindly

The move, which aims to thwart the destruction of Indonesian rainforests razed for palm oil plantations, makes Norway the first country to enforce such a ruling… Read More


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