Good News Headlines 5/24/16


These Biodegradable Six-pack Rings Double As Fish Food

by Lizzie Plaugic, The Verge

Florida's Saltwater Brewery has a pretty clever idea for replacing those environment-destroying plastic rings holding your Tecate cans together: animal food… Read More



Former Inmate Turned Entrepreneur Hires Ex-Cons To Put Them On A Positive Path After Prison

from Providr

Jenal Rentas started his company Extremely Clean 2 Construction and Design in Springfield, Massachusetts seven years ago and since has hired around 50 ex-convicts… Read More



80 African Rhinos May Fly To Australia To Escape Poachers

by Elyse Wanshel, The Huffington Post

One man wants to take the issue of poaching by its horn. Ray Dearlove, a retired South African sales executive, hopes to airlift 80 rhinos from South Africa to Australia in the next four years, in an attempt to save the species from poaching… Read More



Congress Approves A Major Step Forward For Medical Marijuana

by Aaron Rupar, ThinkProgress

On Thursday, both chambers of Congress approved measures prohibiting the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from enforcing a policy prohibiting government doctors from prescribing medical marijuana to veterans… Read More



Portugal Runs For Four Days Straight On Renewable Energy Alone

by Arthur Neslen, The Guardian

A zero emission milestone was reached as the country was powered by just wind, solar and hydro-generated electricity for 107 hours… Read More



Thousands Of Undocumented Kids Can Now Enroll In Health Care Coverage

by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee, Think Progress

This week, more than 170,000 undocumented children became eligible to enroll in state-funded health insurance plans in California, going beyond Obamacare to allow more immigrants to have access to comprehensive health services for the first time in the state… Read More



Connecticut Will Be Automatically Registering 400,000 New Voters

by Walter Einenkel, Daily Kos

While Republicans try their darnedest to stop people from voting in a democracy, the bluer Connecticut has taken the huge step of improving their voter registration system… Read More


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