Good News Headlines 2/9/16

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Landmark Deal With Loggers Protects 9Mil Acres Of Canadian Rainforest

from Good News Network

Loggers, conservationists, and B.C. Premier Christy Clark gathered in Vancouver to happily announce that the Great Bear Rainforest was now one of the largest swaths of protected coastal forest in the Northern Hemisphere… Read more



This Solar Road Will Provide Power To 5 Million People

by Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch/Reader Supported News

The French government plans to pave 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) of its roads with solar panels in the next five years, which will supply power to millions of people… Read more



NYC Marijuana Arrests Plummet

by Kassandra Frederique and Alyssa Aguilera, AlterNet

Total pot busts have declined by 67% in four years after pressure from activists prompted policing and legislative changes… Read more



It's Now Illegal For Supermarkets To Waste Food In France

by Willa Frej, The Huffington Post

Food producers and distributors have to compost or donate any unsold goods… Read more



Indian Court Rules That Hindu Women Can Now Be The Head Of Their Own Families

by Rishi Iyengar, Time

In a significant decision Monday, a top court in India’s capital city New Delhi ruled that women are eligible to become the legal head of a family, a position hitherto reserved only for the eldest male… Read more



Hundreds Of Plumbers Install Faucets, Plumbing Supplies At Flint Homes

by Amanda Emery,

Members of Plumbing Manufacturers International hit the streets Saturday 300 strong to install donated faucets and other plumbing in homes of residents affected by Flint's water crisis… Read more



These Students Created Software That Could Help Millions Of Deaf People In Brazil

by Luiza Belloni, The Huffington Post

Three young software engineers hope to be able to help Brazil’s hearing-impaired community… Read more


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