Good News Headlines 3/11/2021

Photo credit Jon Brack / Friends of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge / Flickr / CC 2.0
Good News Headlines 3112021

World’s Oldest Known Bird Gives Birth to New Chick on Midway Atoll

by Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch

Wisdom the mōlī, or Laysan albatross, is the oldest wild bird known to science at the age of at least 70. She is also, as of February 1, a new mother…Read More

3 Australian Marine Sites Store Billions of Tons of Carbon, New UNESCO Report Finds

by Emily Denny

The world’s oceans and coastal ecosystems can store remarkable amounts of carbon dioxide. But if they’re damaged, they can also release massive amounts of emissions back into the atmosphere…Read More

After Being Rescued by an Optician, This Cat Now Helps Kids Get Comfortable Wearing Glasses

by Catherine Garcia

Truffles is not your typical cat.

Danielle Crull rescued Truffles in 2016, and with the help of treats, she taught Truffles how to sit and give high fives. After seeing how quickly the cat picked up these tricks, an idea came to Crull…Read More

Reclaimed Water Could Be the Solution to Farming in a Drier Future

by Cirrus Wood

On a Saturday in late October, Carolyn Phinney is hip-deep in a half-acre of vegetables, at the nucleus of what will one day be 15 acres of productive farmland…Read More

Atlanta Creates the Nation’s Largest Free Food Forest with Hopes of Addressing Food Insecurity

by Carly Ryan, CNN 

When a dormant pecan farm in the neighborhoods of south Atlanta closed, the land was soon rezoned and earmarked to become townhouses.

But when the townhouses never came to fruition and with the lot remaining in foreclosure, the Conservation Fund bought it in 2016 to develop an unexpected project: the nation’s largest free food forest…Read More

How Maps Can Help Fight Racism and Inequality

by Derek H. Alderman & Joshua F.J. Inwood 

The work of the Black Panther Party, a 1960s- and 1970s-era Black political group featured in a new movie and a documentary, helps illustrate how cartography—the practice of making and using maps—can illuminate injustice…Read More