Good News Headlines 12/19/17


World Bank To End Financial Support For Oil And Gas Extraction

by Larry Elliott, The Guardian

Bank announces in Paris it ‘will no longer finance upstream oil and gas’ after 2019 in response to threat posed by climate change… Read More



Boston Comedy Stars To Perform At Cancer Benefit Show

by Matt Juul, Boston Metro

Eugene Mirman, Lenny Clarke and a slew of the Bay State’s veteran comics will take the stage at the Center for Arts at the Armory in Somerville on Tuesday night for Stand Up to Cancer… Read More



Massachusetts Is America’s Healthiest State, According To New Rankings

by Gintautas Dumcius, Mass Live

The Bay State is the healthiest in the US, based on 35 measures based on behavior, environment and clinical care data, according to the annual report… Read More



Cannabis Commission Exploring Ways To Help Communities Hurt By Pot Ban

from Statehouse News Service/Boston Metro

The Cannabis Control Commission is looking into how the new marijuana industry can benefit those affected by earlier laws against weed… Read More



How Perman Hardy, 59, Helped Drive Doug Jones To Victory In Alabama’s Black Belt With Her SUV

by Connor Sheets, Black News

A native of the unincorporated community of Collirene, she has done about as much as one person possibly could to boost turnout in the impoverished, majority-black county with a population of just 10,458 people… Read More



Couple Who Gambled On Bitcoin In 2012 Donates All Of Their Gains To Cancer Research

from Good News Network

Instead of profiting off of the financial windfall, Halle Tecco and Jeff Hammerbacher just announced that they donated all of their bitcoin gains to the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center in South Carolina… Read More



Recycling Air Pollution To Make Art

by Rob Matheson, MIT News

Startup’s system captures particle matter from diesel exhaust and turns it into inks and paints… Read More



‘Secret Santa’ Settles $40,000 Worth Of Layaway Holiday Gift Bills

by Lee Moran, HuffPost

The big-hearted stranger, whom store staff have nicknamed “Santa B,” pulled a similarly generous stunt at the same outlet last year… Read More



Beautiful South African Christmas Tree Is Made Of Recycled Materials

by Katherine Martinko, Treehugger

Every year, the town of Barrydale makes a magnificent tree using upcycled plastic, ribbons, and interactive lighting… Read More


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