Good News Headlines 5/15/18


California Becomes First State To Require Solar Panels On New Homes

by James Rainey, NBC News

The vote by the California Energy Commission again puts the state at the forefront of government controls over climate-warming carbon emissions… Read More


This Is The Toughest Gun Law In America

by Jonathan Cohn, HuffPost

Reformers love what Massachusetts is doing. The NRA? Not so much… Read More


Painting Through Parkinson’s: How A Daughter Helped Her Father Find A New Artistic Vision

by Maria Garcia, WBUR

When up-and-coming Boston art curator Olivia Ives-Flores conceived the theme for her latest exhibition, "Menagerie," she knew almost immediately that she wanted to include some of her father's work… Read More


Massachusetts House Votes To Raise Age To Buy Tobacco From 18 To 21

by Shira Schoenberg, MassLive

The bill, H.4479, would also place new restrictions on e-cigarettes, including banning the smoking of "vapor products" in areas where smoking is already prohibited, such as on school grounds, in polling locations and in nursing homes… Read More


Healthy Diet May Reduce Hearing Loss In Women

by Alexa Lardieri, U.S. News & World Report

Researchers followed 81,818 women for 22 years and found that women who closely followed the AMED and DASH diets had about a 30 percent lower risk of moderate or worse hearing loss, compared to women who didn't follow these dietary guidelines… Read More


UT Economics Student Grows Food On Landfills

by Shezaz Hannan, The Daily Texan

Economics senior Joy Youwakim is trying to prove that one person’s trash can be another person’s garden… Read More


In Blow To Monsanto, India’s Top Court Upholds Decision That Seeds Cannot Be Patented

by Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

Citing India's Patents Act of 1970, the Delhi High Court ruled last month that plant varieties and seeds cannot be patented, thereby rejecting Monsanto's attempt to block its Indian licensee, Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd., from selling the seeds… Read More


Anonymous Buyer Pays $40K And Returns Sacred Pipe To Tribe

by Levi Rickert, Native News Online

Prairie Island Tribal Council President Shelley Buck said that after the auction, her tribe learned that the buyer had purchased the pipe “for the sole purpose of returning it to the Dakota Oyate (people).”… Read More


Costa Rica To Ban Fossil Fuels And Become World’s First Decarbonised Society

by Tom Embury-Dennis, Independent

New president embraces 'titanic and beautiful task' of complete renewable energy transition… Read More


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