Good News Headlines 5/26/20

Endangered Hainan Gibbons

The critically endangered Hainan gibbon is only found on its namesake island in mainland China. Photo: Kadoorie Farm And Botanic Garden And Bawangling National Nature Reserve

Critically Endangered Hainan Gibbons Return From Brink Of Extinction, Thanks To Hong Kong Group’s Conservation Efforts

by Zoe Low, South China Morning Post

Conservationists working to save the world’s rarest primate are seeing a glimmer of hope after the population of Hainan gibbons exceeded 30… Read More

 


 

These Drones Will Plant 40,000 Trees In A Month. By 2028, They’ll Have Planted 1 Billion

by Adele Peters, Fast Company

We need to massively reforest the planet, in a very short period of time. Flash Forest’s drones can plant trees a lot faster than humans… Read More

 


 

Researchers Develop Self-cleaning Face Mask Which Could Kill Coronavirus

by James Cook, The Telegraph

Researchers have filed a patent application for the device in the United States and hope to make it commercially available for the price of around $1… Read More

 


 

The End Of Plastic? New Plant-based Bottles Will Degrade In A Year

by Jillian Ambrose, The Guardian

Beer and soft drinks could soon be sipped from “all-plant” bottles under new plans to turn sustainably grown crops into plastic in partnership with major beverage makers… Read More

 


 

Amazonian Indigenous Community Wins 24-Year Lawsuit Against Illegal Loggers

by Sophie Hirsh, Green Matters

After more than two decades, the Amazon rainforest’s Ashaninka indigenous community has finally won a lawsuit against the timber companies who illegally deforested the tribe’s land in the 1980s… Read More

 


 

Church Opens Doors To Muslims For Ramadan As Mosques Face Covid-19 Restrictions In Germany

by Brendan Cole, Newsweek

A church in Berlin has opened up to worshippers from a nearby mosque who had nowhere to go for Friday prayers during Ramadan because of coronavirus restrictions on gatherings… Read More

 


 

World’s Largest Open-Air Gallery Was Painted By People With Learning Disabilities—And It’s Breathtaking

from Good News Network 

A team of artists has transformed a series of drab cement silos into the world’s largest “open-air museum”—and they did it with inclusivity at the forefront of their mission… Read More

 

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