Good News Headlines 3/13/18

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Thousands of New Englanders participated in a Boston Women's March on Jan. 20, 2018.

 

Massachusetts Ranked Second-Best State For Women

by Kristin Toussaint, Boston Metro

A new report looked at the best and worst states for women in the U.S., and Massachusetts ranked high for being female-friendly… Read More

 


 

MGH Becomes 1st Mass. ER To Offer Addiction Medication, Maps Seamless Path To Recovery

by Martha Bebinger, WBUR

There will be at least one doctor in the ED, 24/7, trained in a protocol that guides patients through the transition from active drug addiction to managed addiction with MAT… Read More

 


 

Determination And A Dream Help Create 10 Million Acre Patagonia National Park System

from WBUR

Adventurers and nature lovers now have a new area to explore: a 715-mile national park system stretching from Hornopirén, Chile, to the southern tip of South America. It's an area three times the size of Yosemite and Yellowstone parks combined… Read More

 


 

This Furniture Started Life As Trash Discarded In Amsterdam’s Canals

by Katharine Schwab, Co.Design

Plastic Whale recently announced a circular furniture collection, composed of a conference room table, chairs, lamps, and acoustic panels that are all made out of PET bottles from Amsterdam’s canals… Read More

 


 

This Animal Shelter Gives Their Rescue Dogs Big Comfy Chairs So They Feel At Home

from Sunny Skyz

The shelter, which houses about 50 dogs and 50 cats at a time, currently has 22 chairs for the dogs currently up for adoption. The donated chairs are getting a second life helping these dogs stay feel cozy at the shelter… Read More

 


 

The Homeless In San Diego Are Getting Jobs – Thanks To A 16-Year-Old Boy

by Claire Hogan and Christopher Dawson, CNN

Kevin Barber got the idea from a TED Talk video showcasing a similar program in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that invited panhandlers to clean local streets in exchange for fair wages and access to city services… Read More

 


 

New Device Can Generate Power Anytime And Anywhere Just From Changes In Temperature

by Sydney Pereira, Newsweek

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on accessing this “untapped energy source,” which can function regardless of rain or shine, according to the new study’s senior author, Michael Strano… Read More

 


 

‘Humans of New York’ Makes History Raising $1Mil in 4 Days to Build Housing For Rohingya Refugees

from Good News Network

The money will be used to build housing for the thousands of refugees crossing into Bangladesh from Myanmar… Read More

 

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