Good News Headlines 12/31/19

River And Tree Forest In Desert Public Domain Via Pxfuel


Scientists Use Recycled Sewage Water To Grow 500-Acre Forest In The Middle Of Egyptian Desert

by Andy Corbley, Good News Network

Serapium Forest is the most prosperous of Egypt’s 36 tracts of land that make up an ambitious program to combat desertification by creating sustainably managed commercial forests fed entirely by wastewater… Read More



Growing Trend Of Pay-What-You-Can Restaurants Offer Safe Spaces And Service

by Dahlia Ghabour, The Louisville Courier Journal

At first glance, The Table cafe in Louisville’s Portland neighborhood looks like any other, with its historic-looking wood interior and a menu that features simple, seasonal fare with locally sourced ingredients… Read More



Giant Eagle Becomes First U.S. Retailer Of Its Size To Set Single-Use Plastic Phaseout

by Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch

Pittsburgh-based grocery store chain Giant Eagle announced Tuesday that it will eliminate single-use plastics by 2025. It is the first retailer of its size in the U.S. to make such a commitment, Greenpeace USA senior communications specialist Perry Wheeler told EcoWatch in an email… Read More



‘Victory For Our Oceans’: US Court Upholds Ruling On Vast Marine Monument Established By Obama

by Jon Queally, Common Dreams

Defenders of ocean habitats celebrated Friday after a federal court upheld a lower court ruling defending the right of the U.S. executive branch to set aside marine areas as national monuments… Read More



A Texas Man Is Making Canes For Veterans Using Hundreds Of Donated Christmas Trees

by Alaa Elassar, CNN

US Army veteran Jamie Willis started Canes for Veterans Central Texas in 2016 when he realized he wasn’t the only veteran who needed a cane that was safe, sturdy “and not just ugly.”… Read More



Religions Come Together For Holiday Tradition For Community

by Rachel O’Brien, Newsday

The basement of Westbury United Methodist Church was roaring with about 200 people Christmas afternoon, as children pushed past one another to get to donated toys during the celebration the church has hosted for 13 years… Read More



An Oregon Coffee Shop Temporarily Closed So The Owner Could Work For A Terminally Ill Competitor

by Jelisa Castrodale, Food & Wine

Members of the local coffee community are rallying around a beloved resident and his family… Read More


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