Good News Headlines 2/20/18

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Rescued Gorilla And Her Caretaker Win Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Award

by Melissa Breyer, Treehugger

While we may be more accustomed to images of animals in their natural habitat claiming wildlife photography prizes; this year things look a little different… Read More

 


 

Activist Angela Davis Donates Her Archives To Harvard

by Kristin Toussaint, Boston Metro

Harvard is now home to the papers, writings, audio reels and photographs of the 1960s radical activist Angela Davis… Read More

 


 

Boston Schools Shift To More Play-Based, Kid-Led Curriculum In Early Grades

by Carrie Jung, WBUR

In Kelly Stevens’ kindergarten classroom, each day begins with circle time for what sounds like a menu of lesson options… Read More

 


 

The Bald Eagle Population Is Soaring And Now Is A Really Good Time To See Them

by Elizabeth Gillis, WBUR

Before conservation efforts began, the last bald eagle nest in Massachusetts was recorded in 1905… Read More

 


 

Woman’s Ingenious Invention Generates Electricity Using Wind From Trains, Subways

from Good News Network

A 27-year-old designer has created an ingenious new way of generating wind power in London – and it is done using the infrastructure that already exists… Read More

 


 

Seattle To Become Latest City To Erase Past Marijuana Convictions

by Sara Boboltz, HuffPost

In an effort to bring “restorative justice” to communities that have been disproportionately affected by drug law enforcement, Seattle’s mayor and city attorney said Thursday that the city will move to dismiss marijuana possession convictions that were prosecuted before Washington state voted to legalize the drug… Read More

 


 

Meat Substitutes In Europe Have Grown By 451%

from Good News Network

Europeans are reportedly enjoying legumes more and more, and are increasingly looking for alternatives to meat… Read More

 


 

These New Downtown LA Street Meters Will Collect Change To Fund Homeless Services

by Susan Abram, Daily News

Two bright orange meters that will accept donations of loose change for homeless services will be installed in downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Park on Thursday, city and county leaders announced Tuesday… Read More

 


 

China Reassigns 60,000 Soldiers To Plant Trees

by Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

Earlier this year, the Chinese government announced plans for a major reforestation project—growing 6.66 million hectares of new forests this year, an area roughly the size of Ireland… Read More

 

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