Good News Headlines 5/12/21

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Top Restaurant Eleven Madison Park To Go Meat-Free In Eco-Conscious Bid


Eleven Madison Park, which was crowned the world’s best restaurant in 2017, announced Monday that it is reopening in June with an entirely plant-based menu in an effort to be more environmentally conscious and sustainable. Read More


In Learning to Use Her Left Hand Following a Stroke 60-Year Old Chen Lie Discovers She’s an Expert Painter

by Andy Corbley

At the age of 60, Chen Lie suffered a hemorrhagic stroke which arrived “without my invitation or permission.” But the temporary paralysis of her entire right side gave her an opportunity to blossom on her left side. Read More


Reversing Trump, US Restores Transgender Health Protections

by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

The United States will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care, reversing a Trump-era policy that sought to narrow the scope of legal rights in sensitive situations involving medical care. Read More


Solar-Rich California Hits 95% Renewable Energy On a Recent Day Across 80 Percent of the State

from Good News Network

For approximately four seconds on April 29, California got 95% of its power from renewable energy—with the Golden State using about 90% renewables in the afternoon hours during a period of warm, cloudless weather. Read More


Belgium Melts Down Over 22,000 Firearms into Recycled Steel

from Reuters

Belgian authorities this week destroyed more than 22,000 guns collected by police, melting them down into some 60 tonnes of recycled steel. About half of the firearms were handed in by owners, some of whom had inherited the guns but not wanted to keep them. Read More