Good News Headlines 2/26/19


Ikea’s Super-Sized Bath Toys Collect Trash On The Water

by Jon Fingas, Engadget

IKEA’s latest effort to improve its environmental footprint has taken a decidedly aquatic bent… Read More



Massachusetts Could Ban Tackle Football For Young Children

by Jimmy Bentley, Patch

The rule would fine leagues and schools $2,000 that let children below eighth grade play tackle football… Read More



161 Institutions In Mass. Offer Free Or Discounted Admission To Low-Income Residents

by Jacquinn Sinclair, WBUR

The program facilitates reduced or free admission for families of limited means to attend many of Massachusetts’ esteemed institutions including the Boston’s Children’s Museum, the New England Aquarium and the Peabody Essex Museum… Read More



New Technology Turns A Sunny Day Into Safe Water

by Jim Marion, How Stuff Works

The supply of healthy water can’t keep up with the demands of increasing populations, as well as the effects of climate change. But scientists are developing a technology that can help address this crisis using something we do have plenty of: sunlight… Read More



Taxing Empty Apartments Could Ease The Housing Crisis

by Adele Peters, Fast Company

A remarkable number of apartments in big cities are used as investment properties or second homes, and sit mostly unoccupied. New numbers show the big difference a tax on these vacant units could make… Read More



How Acupuncture May Ease Symptoms Of Menopause

from Good News Network

Researchers found that a brief course of acupuncture may help to ease troublesome menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, sweating, mood swings, and disturbed sleep as well as skin and hair problems… Read More



‘Extinct’ Galapagos Tortoise Found After 100 Years

by Alex Stambaugh, CNN

A species of giant tortoise believed to have been extinct for more than 100 years has been discovered on the Galapagos island of Fernandina, according to Ecuador’s government… Read More



We May Soon Be Able To Power Our Smartphones With Single-Use Plastic Bags

by Good News Network

Scientists from Purdue University have developed a procedure that converts the plastic into the carbon chips that are found in lithium batteries used to power portable electronics, toys, and medical devices… Read More



Philly DA Larry Krasner Stopped Seeking Bail For Low-Level Crimes. Here’s What Happened Next

by Samantha Melamed, The Philadelphia Inquirer/RSN

One year ago, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner announced that his office would no longer seek money bail for a list of offenses that make up 61 percent of all cases in the Philadelphia criminal justice system… Read More


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