Good News Headlines 2/23/2022


Photo courtesy NOAA Fisheries

Simple Green LED Lights Save Sharks And Turtles From Accidental Bycatch In Fishing Nets

by Andy Corbley, Good News Network

Marine biologists have found that $8 green LED lights affixed to fishermen’s gill nets were enough to dissuade huge amounts of sea animals like turtles, rays, and sharks from ever swimming toward the nets. Originally tested by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on sea turtles off the coast of Hawai’i, they are proving even more effective on squid and the elasmobranch family, which contains sharks and rays.

Dad Demonstrates How To Calm A Crying Baby In 18 Seconds Flat

by Annie Reneau, Upworthy

In a TikTok video, Jonathan, aka “Tuque Daddy,” shows how he holds his 2-month-old son with one hand and wraps his little arms across his body in a “self hug” with the other. Then he holds one hand over the baby’s arms and torso and the other cradling him under the diaper. A little gentle bobbing in this position and voila! Baby stops crying in 18 seconds.

B.C. Doctors Can Now Prescribe National Park Pass To Patients Who Need Nature Time

by Elizabeth McSheffrey. Global News

Doctors in British Columbia can now prescribe a national park pass to patients in need of the physical or mental health benefits offered by time spent in nature. Canada’s national nature prescription program, PaRx, has announced a new collaboration with Parks Canada allowing its registered, licensed health-care professionals to provide a free annual Parks Canada Discovery Pass to patients.

LEGO Donates $143 Million To Address ‘Global Early Childhood Emergency’ Exacerbated By Pandemic

by Annie Reneau, Upworthy

Kids’ play fads come and go, but there are certain classic toys that never get old. As the Danish company celebrates its 90th year in business, it’s re-upping its dedication to early childhood development. The LEGO Foundation is launching a whopping $143 million grant challenge—its largest public grant ever—to help mitigate issues facing young kids, many of which have been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Nuclear Fusion, A ‘Near-Limitless’ Source Of Clean Energy, Gets Closer To Reality After Record-Breaking Experiment

by Cristen Hemingway Jaynes, EcoWatch

European researchers at the Joint European Torus (JET) set a heat record for the highest sustained nuclear fusion reaction ever recorded at 59 megajoules of heat, more than twice the previous record. The flash of heat lasted only five seconds, but it brought scientists one step closer to harnessing the same energy source that powers our sun — an energy source that could one day provide a nearly unlimited source of clean power.