Good News Headlines 5/30/17

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Stunning Sidewalk Chalk Festival Is Ensuring Kids Will Always Have Arts In School

from Good News Network

The 31st annual Italian Street Painting Festival was held this weekend at the grounds of the historic Mission in Santa Barbara, California—and these gorgeous creations may inspire you to go chalk your own sidewalk… Read More

 


 

Black Harvard Students Hold Their Own Commencement Ceremony

by Fred Thys, WBUR

As students’ names were read aloud, they walked onto the stage and the deans draped a stole of kente cloth over each student's shoulders… Read More

 


 

Free Bicycles Reducing Pollution In China

by Paul Brown, Climate News Network

What began as an experiment to see if it was possible to reduce both air pollution and congestion has become a major success story, not just in Hangzhou but in 175 cities across the country… Read More

 


 

In Historic Decision, Taiwanese Court Rules In Favor Of Same-Sex Marriage

by Emily Rauhala, The Washington Post

Taiwan’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of allowing same-sex marriage, paving the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex unions and cementing its status as a beacon for LGBT rights… Read More

 


 

World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm, Now Online In China

by Sami Grover, Treehugger

Besides the obvious benefits of not taking up farm land or other valuable real estate, proponents of floating solar say it has two other key benefits… Read More

 


 

Ringling Bros. Curtain Call Is Latest Victory For Animal Welfare Activists

by Greg Allen, NPR

When Feld Entertainment, owners of Ringling Bros., announced it's canceling the circus after nearly 150 years, it was one of the biggest victories yet for animal welfare activists… Read More

 


 

A Chinese Company Is Offering Free Training For US Coal Miners To Become Wind Farmers

by Akshat Rathi, Quartz

The news comes from an energy conference in Wyoming, where the American arm of Goldwind, a Chinese wind-turbine manufacturer, announced the free training program… Read More

 

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