Good News Headlines 5/29/18

 

Two Pilots Spent Their Savings On A Plane To Rescue Migrants At Sea

by McKinley Corbley, Good News Network

José Benavente and Benoit Micolon are the French altruists behind the volunteer rescue group Pilotes Volontaires. The two men launched the effort after they pooled their hard-earned money to purchase a $150,000 plane to be used for rescuing migrants at sea… Read More

 


 

Construction Begins In UK On First Subsidy-Free Wind Farm

by Sami Grover, Treehugger

While it’s way too soon to start talking about phasing out renewables subsidies—especially given the massive government assistance that’s still provided to dirty fossil fuels—it does suggest that it will be harder than ever for opponents of renewables to throw a spanner in the works by shifting government policy… Read More

 


 

California Fish Market Owner Buys 70-Pound Octopus Just To Set It Free

by Alix Martichoux, SFGATE

Giovanni DeGarimore, owner of Giovanni’s Fish Market, is usually in the business of selling fresh seafood to customers in Morro Bay. But this 70-pound, eight-legged creature (who he later named Fred) had a different fate… Read More

 


 

Millennials Are Helping To End Depression’s Stigma

by Nicole Karlis, Salon

Mental illness, including depression, are oft-stigmatized conditions, which affects the ability of many to reach out and ask for help. Could it be that the greater public acceptance of mental illness is part of why more young people are seeking help?… Read More

 


 

‘Spider-Man’ Scales Building To Save Dangling Child; Macron Offers Him Citizenship

by Laurel Wamsley, WBUR

A four-year-old dangled from the fifth-floor balcony of an apartment building in Paris. As people below watched in terror, one man sprung to action… Read More

 


 

British Muslims Denounce Anti-Semitism In Full Page Newspaper Ad

by JTA, The Times of Israel

Leaders of various groups warn against ‘those who cynically use’ Israeli-Palestinian conflict ‘to vilify Jews or promote anti-Semitic tropes’… Read More

 

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