Good News Headlines 4/21/15


Germany Defies Turkey, Recognizes Armenian Genocide


Germany abruptly shifted its policy Monday from a steadfast refusal to use the term “genocide” to describe the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces 100 years ago…  Read more



Hospitals Go Green to Help Meet Energy Demand

by Emily Micucci, Worcester Business Journal

Hospitals in Central Massachusetts are beginning to think about how green energy can help drive down costs, as well as the carbon footprint…  Read more



Yoga Is Good For The Heart, Too

by Brooks Hays, UPI

New Harvard Medical School research suggests yoga may improve heart health just as much as conventional exercise, like a walk or bike ride…  Read more



'I Know We Will Win': Largest Ever Low-Wage Worker Protest Sweeps United States

by Sarah Lazare, Common Dreams

In what is being called the largest low-wage worker protest the United States has ever seen, tens of thousands of fast food, laundry, home care, child care, retail, and education employees walked off the job or staged rallies on Wednesday in more than 200 cities across the country…  Read more



6 Surprising Ways Progressives Are Actually Kicking Butt in Congress

by Eric Laursen, Alternate

Less than six months after a disastrous federal election for Democrats, the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), astonishingly has reemerged as a potent force…  Read more



The Lyrid Meteor Shower of 2015 Peaks on Earth Day. Here’s How To See It

by Dominique Mosbergen, Huffington Post

Good news, skywatchers: the annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks this week, and astronomers are predicting an awesome show…  Read more



Kraft to Remove Synthetic Colors and Preservatives from Its Mac and Cheese

by Carey Gillam/Reuters, Huffington Post

The move comes at a time when Kraft is battling sluggish demand as consumers shift to brands that are perceived as healthier, including foods that are organic or less processed…  Read more


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