Good News Headlines 12/8/15

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A Win For The Amazon: Peru Creates Massive National Park

by Vicki Croke, WBUR

A massive swath of protected Amazon rainforest—a green corridor teeming with wildlife— has just grown by 3.3 million acres thanks to the establishment on Sunday of a new national park, Sierra del Divisor, in Peru…  Read more

 


 

The New York Times Calls For Tougher Gun Control In Its First Page 1 Editorial Since 1920

by Roisin Davis, Truthdig

In the wake of the San Bernardino massacre and the attack at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic just days before, the Times’ editorial board describes as a “moral outrage” and “national disgrace” the fact that under constitutional protection, Americans are legally permitted to buy weapons that “kill people with brutal speed and efficiency.”…  Read more

 


 

America's Massive Decline In Gun Violence

by James Joyner, Christian Science Monitor

Mass shootings are spectacular, but rare. The difference between public perception and reality on this point is stark…  Read more

 


 

Minnesota Refugee Agencies Inundated With Donations And Offers To Help

by Terry Turner, Good News Network

Minnesota has an unusual refugee problem — too many people volunteering to help. The sudden surge has happened in just the last couple of weeks, as 31 governors around the U.S. demanded that no Syrian refugees be allowed in their states…  Read more

 


 

Every 16-Year-Old In Sweden Will Get A Copy Of We Should All Be Feminists

by Tasbeeh Herwees, Good Magazine

A new campaign wants to put a copy of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists, an essay book adapted from her wildly popular TED Talk, in the hands of every 16-year old teen in the country…  Read more

 

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