Good News Headlines 4/28/21


A research team has found a way to make biodegradable plastics actually disappear, unlike the ones that only claim to break down. Scott Bauer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Scientists Develop Truly Biodegradable Plastics

by Olivia Rosane

By studying nature, a research team at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC), Berkeley has developed a process that actually breaks down biodegradable plastics with just heat and water in a period of weeks. Read More


The Yurok Tribe Is Using California’s Carbon Offset Program to Buy Back Its Land

by Abaki Beck

The United Nations Development Programme has awarded the Yurok Tribe its Equator Prize, which recognizes efforts that reduce poverty through environmental justice work. It’s an exciting example of a small community building climate resiliency in a way that best fits their needs. Read More


To ‘Honor the Victims’ of 20th Century Atrocity, Biden Recognizes Armenian Genocide

by Jon Queally

U.S. President Joe Biden cracked many decades of U.S. government silence on Saturday by publicly and officially recognizing that the systematic killing of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottomans during the First World War was – as historians, survivors, and their descendants have long known – a “genocide.” Read More


Walmart Commits to Helping Save Pollinators By Mandating Change For Supply Chains

from Good News Network

Without pollinators like bees, butterflies, birds, and beetles, some of our favorite foods would not exist—and Walmart has announced a set of plans in the U.S. to persuade its grocery supply chain to adopt principles that will protect them. Read More


White House Finalizes Pacific Ocean Protections for Humpback Whale

by Matthew Renda

Following a lengthy court battle, conservationists cheered as the Biden administration agreed to designate more than 100,000 square nautical miles as critical habitat for the endangered humpback whale. Read More