Good News Headlines 5/22/18

A participant in an NHMLA nature walk at Augustus F. Hawkins Nature Park in South L.A. holds a discovery to submit via iNatualist. Photo courtesy of the Natural History Museum of L.A. County.

Thousands Of Volunteer Conservationists Crowdsource Urban Nature Photos Around The Globe

by Liz Ohanesian, Good Magazine

People photograph what they see with the intent of uploading the images to iNaturalist, where they can count toward Los Angeles’ total observations for the 2018 City Nature Challenge… Read More



This ‘Carbon Farm’ Grows Plants Using CO2 Harvested From People Inside The Building Below

by Bruce Gellerman, WBUR

The fifth floor stairwell at Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences opens up to the sky. Here, amid heating and air conditioning vents and ducts, an unusual crop is being collected… Read More



Atul Gawande: Mass. Is Seeing ‘First Signs Of Real Change’ In End-Of-Life Planning

by Bob Oakes and Martha Bebinger, WBUR

Three years into a campaign to shift attitudes about end-of-life planning in Massachusetts and to make sure residents get the care they want, there are a few signs of improvement… Read More



Boston Is A Top City For Ebikes, Study Says

by Kristin Toussaint, Metro Boston

For National Bike Month, a study looked at cities where ebikes would help people commute without cars, and Boston came out on top as a great setting for electric bicycles… Read More



Boston Children’s Hospital Unveils New Rooftop Garden

by Kristin Toussaint, Metro Boston

The 8,000-square-foot space is meant to give families, patients and medical staff a reprieve from the hospital… Read More



Pakistan Passes Historic Transgender Rights Bill

by Sasha Ingber, NPR

Pakistan’s parliament passed a landmark bill on Tuesday that gives the country’s transgender citizens fundamental rights. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act allows people to choose their gender and to have that identity recognized on official documents… Read More



Trans Fats Should Be Eliminated Worldwide By 2023, W.H.O. Says

by Andrew Jacobs, The New York Times

The World Health Organization on Monday announced a sweeping plan that urges governments around the globe to eliminate the use of trans fats, the industrially produced edible oil that gave birth to margarine, Crisco and other artery-clogging products that have been linked to millions of premature deaths… Read More



This Epic Town Wrote A Manual On How To Take Care Of Each Other

from Good News Network

There is no competition when it comes to the village of North Riverside. Neighbors, strangers and village staff are more than fun and nice: They are genuinely caring, compassionate and concerned about those around them, 24/7… Read More


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