Good News Headlines 12/5/17

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A man snorkels in an area called the "Coral Gardens" near Lady Elliot Island, on the Great Barrier Reef, northeast of Bundaberg town in Queensland, Australia, June 11, 2015.


A Successful Coral Transplant Gives Scientists Hope For The Great Barrier Reef

by Agence France-Presse, PRI

Coral bred in one part of the Great Barrier Reef was successfully transplanted into another area, Australian scientists said Sunday, in a project they hope could restore damaged ecosystems around the world… Read More



Boston Begins Effort To Become Carbon Neutral By 2050

by Bruce Gellerman, WBUR

The city of Boston on Tuesday launches Carbon Free Boston, which officials describe as the city's next step to becoming carbon neutral by 2050. The initiative aims to address how to fuel a growing Boston while also meeting the city's climate goals… Read More



Boston City Council Approves Plastic Bag Ban

by Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

You might want to bring a tote if you plan on shopping in Beantown next year. Boston City Council voted 12-0 on Wednesday to ban single-use plastic bags across the Massachusetts capital… Read More



Mexico Creates Pacific Marine Sanctuary To Protect Its ‘Crown Jewel’

by Chris D’Angelo, HuffPost

Mexico has joined a growing global effort to safeguard the world’s oceans with the creation of a marine reserve surrounding Revillagigedo Archipelago, a chain of four volcanic islands off the country’s Pacific coast… Read More



Instead Of Polluting The Planet, Food Waste Finds Its Purpose–Turned Into Wine

from Good News Network

Tofu has long been a vegetarian’s best friend, notably because the meatless product can take the shape of chicken nuggets, a burger, or even faux scrambled “eggs.” Now, tofu is being used to make a bean curd-based alcoholic wine… Read More



Man With Autism Offers Sensory Friendly Santa Visits So No Kid Misses Out

by Taylor Pittman, HuffPost

For many kids, waiting in line to visit Santa Claus is a cherished annual gig. But when Kerry Magro was a child, meeting jolly old Saint Nick wasn’t that easy… Read More



Parents Now Spend Twice As Much Time With Their Children As 50 Years Ago

by McKinley Corbley, Good News Network

There are countless studies that link positive parental relationships to healthily adjusted children. Thankfully, more and more parents are spending time with their children… Read More


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