Good News Headlines 5/1/18


Border Collies Run Like The Wind To Bring New Life To Chilean Forest

by Mary Jo DiLonardo, Mother Nature Network

Border collies Das, Summer and Olivia were outfitted with special backpacks brimming with seeds. Then they were sent on a mission, let loose to race through the ruined forests… Read More



Seattle Vacates Hundreds Of Marijuana Charges Going Back 30 Years

by Angela Helm, The Root

City Attorney Pete Holmes acknowledged the racial disparity in marijuana convictions, citing an ACLU report showing that African Americans are more than three times more likely to be arrested for pot possession than whites, despite the facts that blacks and whites use at the same rates… Read More



On The Boston Common, A Colorful Exploration Of Freedom And Immigration

by Maria Garcia, WBUR

In her most recent public art installation on the Boston Common, Julia Vogl explores the countless things that make people feel free — financial stability, migration, a ridding of insecurities — and the countless hindrances to feeling free — lack of money, institutional racism, feeling tethered to work… Read More



EU Agrees Total Ban On Bee-Harming Pesticides

by Damian Carrington, The Guardian

The world’s most widely used insecticides will be banned from all fields within six months, to protect both wild and honeybees that are vital to crop pollination… Read More



Homeless Are Getting Six-Figure Jobs In Poor Neighborhood Overrun By Tech Companies

by John Large, Good News Network

A formerly-homeless poet and writer, Del Seymour, founded Code Tenderloin: a nonprofit that seeks to rehabilitate, train, and find employment for the disenfranchised residents of Tenderloin, the Bay city’s poorest and most ethnically diverse neighborhood… Read More



Companies Sign Up To Pledge To Cut Plastic Pollution

by David Shukman, BBC News

The signatories are responsible for more than 80% of plastic packaging on products sold through UK supermarkets… Read More



These Sneakers Are Made From Recycled Chewing Gum

by Thuy Ong, The Verge

To reduce waste and litter, city marketing organization Iamsterdam, designer Explicit Wear, and sustainability company Gumdrop have collaborated to design a shoe from the recycled gum… Read More



Target Adding Electric Vehicle Charging At 100 Stores And 600 Parking Spots In 20 Different States

by Sami Grover, Treehugger

The move comes in partnership with companies such as Tesla, ChargePoint and Electrify America, and should make for a significant improvement in terms of access to charging… Read More


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