Good News Headlines 2/9/2021

Firefall at Yosemite

Yosemite’s “Firefall” Is Back – But This Year You’ll Need Reservations

by Savannah Hasty, EcoWatch

For those unfamiliar with the Firefall, it is a bizarre and beautiful natural phenomenon that can only occur for two weeks out of the year. At sunset, the waterfall transforms from an icy shower to a glowing flame that appears to flow like lava … Read More


Kenyan woman finds a way to recycle plastic waste into bricks that are stronger than concrete

by Catherine Garcia, The Week

Using her ingenuity and engineering skills, Nzambi Matee found a way to help the environment by converting plastic waste into building materials … Read More


Earliest Fossil Evidence of Land-Based Fungi May Hold Clues to a Mystery of Evolution

by Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch

The evidence for this early fungus consists of a microfossil, found in a cave in southern China, that dates from about 635 million years ago … Read More


California banned indiscriminate fishing nets. Now these porpoises are on the rebound.

by Jennifer Lu, Los Angeles Times

In California, decades of commercial sea bass and halibut fishing killed thousands of other coastal animals. Outraged by the deaths of sea otters and diving seabirds, voters in the state banned many of the nets from near-coastal waters starting in 1994 … Read More


Chameleon Discovered in Madagascar May Be World’s Smallest Reptile

by Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine

Researchers discovered what may be the smallest reptile on the planet in the rainforests of northern Madagascar. The new miniscule lizard is a species of chameleon named Brookesia nana, and is so small its entire body can fit on a fingertip … Read More


Giant Xylophone in a Japanese Forest Uses Gravity to Play the Most Ethereal Bach Music

by Good News Network

You’re walking through a Japanese forest on the southern island of Kyushu. Among the trees you hear the sounds of bird song. A gentle breeze rustles the leaves. A melody you’ve heard before rings faintly through the air. What is that? Bach … Read More


Pompeii’s Museum Reopens With Dazzling Display of Artifacts

by Livia Gershon

The Antiquarium, a museum located on the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii, fully reopened this week for the first time in more than 40 years… Read More


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