Good News Headlines 3/14/17

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A $2.5 Trillion Asset Manager Just Put A Statue Of A Defiant Girl In Front Of The Wall Street Bull

Rachael Levy, Business Insider

The world’s third-largest asset manager installed a bronze statue of a defiant girl in front of Wall Street’s iconic charging bull statue on Tuesday morning as part of its new campaign to pressure companies to add more women to their boards… Read More



Gay Veterans Group To March In Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

from WBUR

The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council voted unanimously — 11-0 — Friday night to permanently accept OUTVETS into the annual parade. The council tweeted Friday afternoon that it had signed an “acceptance letter” that would allow the group into the 2017 parade… Read More



Massachusetts Is One Of Top 10 States For Solar Energy

by Kristin Toussaint, Metro Boston

The Commonwealth has the second highest amount of solar industry jobs in the country and is in the top 10 for solar energy-producing states, according to a new report… Read More



Girl Raises More Than $2,000 For The ACLU With ‘Everyday Superheroes’ Art

by Taylor Pittman, The Huffington Post

Sasha Matthews started her “Everyday Superheroes” project a little more than a month ago to raise money for the ACLU. She has been accepting commissions from people who want to be drawn as “everyday superheroes” based on their jobs or hobbies… Read More



Large-Scale Floating Offshore Wind Power Is Finally Here

by Sami Grover, Treehugger

Up to now, the largest project approved was the 30MW Hywind floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland, but Business Green reports that Hywind is now going to be outgunned by the 50MW Kincardine development, which will be located 15km off the coast of Aberdeen… Read More



Nike Set To Launch The ‘Pro Hijab’ For Female Muslim Athletes

by Ismaeel Naar, Al Arabiya English

A source from Nike confirmed the recent viral video campaign that featured female Middle Eastern athletes entitled “What will they say about you?” was a precursor for the launch of the new Nike Pro Hijab line, which will go on sale in Spring 2018… Read More



Iceland Has Become The First Country To Officially Require Gender Pay Equality

Ryan Kilpatrick, Fortune

While women’s rights activists marched worldwide to demand equal pay on Wednesday, Iceland celebrated International Women’s Day by becoming the first country in the world to require that businesses prove they offer equal pay to their employees… Read More



UN Experts Denounce ‘Myth’ Pesticides Are Necessary To Feed The World

by Damian Carrington, The Guardian

A new report, being presented to the UN human rights council on Wednesday, is severely critical of the global corporations that manufacture pesticides, accusing them of the “systematic denial of harms”, “aggressive, unethical marketing tactics” and heavy lobbying of governments… Read More



Utah School Installs Showers And Laundry Facilities For Homeless Students

from Sunny Skyz

East High School officials estimate they have between 50 and 100 students who don’t have access to a shower or a washing machine on a daily basis, according to KSTU… Read More


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