Good News Headlines 4/7/21

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Jackie Brown of All Out Adventures demonstrating the adaptive bicycle. A person can sit on the front of the bike, and an electric motor helps with peddling. (Courtesy Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor)

Bike trips for the disabled begin along Blackstone Trail in April

by Neal McNamara

In November, the national heritage corridor acquired an adaptive bicycle that allows the disabled or people with mobility issues to enjoy a bike ride, helping disabled users to explore the historic corridor… Read More


NASA Confirmation: Earth is safe from asteroids for at least 100 years

from Good News Network

Earthlings can feel some relief for now, as NASA has confirmed our planet is safe from a particularly worrisome asteroid for the next century at least. 99942 Apophis—which was discovered in 2004—had been identified as one of the most hazardous asteroids that could impact the planet. But results from a new radar observation campaign.. Read More


The Interior Department is finally getting serious about missing, murdered Native Americans


Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Thursday announced the creation of a new Missing and Murdered Unit within the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services, which will investigate missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives…. Read More


Indigenous Tribe leads efforts to reintroduce condors to Pacific Northwest

by Olivia Rosane

On Tuesday of last week, the Yurok Tribe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service announced a final rule that would create a new condor release facility to reintroduce the birds to the Yurok Ancestral Territory and Redwood National Park. Read More


New York legalizes recreational marijuana

by Sebastian Murdock

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill legalizing recreational cannabis for adults and expunging past marijuana convictions. The historic law will allow recreational marijuana sales to adults over the age of 21 and set up a licensing process for the delivery of cannabis products to customers. Read More


LA officially becomes ‘No-Kill’ City as animal shelters achieve 90% save rate

from Sunny Skyz

Los Angeles has officially achieved “no-kill” status for the first time after achieving a save rate of 90.49%. The milestone achievement was announced on March 10 by Best Friends Animal Society, a nonprofit that does nationwide outreach with shelters, rescue groups and members to promote pet adoption, no-kill animal rescue, and spay-and-neuter practices. Read More


MLB moving All-Star Game from Georgia after state passes new restrictive voting laws

by Steve Almasy and David Close

Major League Baseball announced Friday that this season’s All-Star Game and draft will not be held in Atlanta in response to Georgia’s recently passed laws that placed new restrictions on voting. The new host city for the July 13 game has yet to be announced, according to the league. Read More


How these Danish bees give hope to refugees

by Agostino Petroni

In the face of rising anti-immigrant sentiment in the European Union over the past decade, Bybi – Bybi, a social enterprise and community organization of city beekeepers – has worked to integrate new arrivals to Copenhagen by taking care of honeybees.. Read More