Good News Headlines 6/12/18

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Suicide Rates At Japanese Train Stations Have Plummeted By 84% Thanks To Simple Solution

from Good News Network

According to CityLab, Japanese railways have been attempting to stop train station suicides throughout their metropolitan areas for some years now, but the implementation is tricky… Read More

 


 

Deb Haaland’s Primary Win Means She Will Likely Be The First Native American Woman In Congress

by Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox

Haaland, who is the former chair of the state’s Democratic Party, beat out her opponents, former US Attorney Damon Martinez and former law professor Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, with 40 percent of the primary votes… Read More

 


 

Ikea Pledges To Ditch Single-Use Plastic Products

by Andy Probert, Green Ideal

Swedish furniture chain Ikea is to phase out single-use plastic products within two years. It announced that it was acting to promote a more sustainable life for consumers amid growing concerns about the effects of plastic on the environment… Read More

 


 

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Partnering With Other Cities To Buy Renewable Energy

by Meghna Chakrabarti and Kassandra Sundt, WBUR

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced on Thursday that several cities across the country are launching an effort to collectively buy renewable energy. The hope is that the collaborative effort could cut down on renewable energy purchasing costs… Read More

 


 

UK Diesel Car Sales Decline, Plug-In Hybrids Up 72.7%

by Sami Grover, Treehugger

There’s decidedly good news for plug-in advocates, with plug-in hybrids in particular up 72.7%, and hybrids and fully electric cars also up significantly… Read More

 


 

Native Superheroes Are The Norm At This All-Indigenous Comics Store

by Samanta Helou, Good Magazine

After receiving his doctorate in education and following in his father’s footsteps as an educator (with a particular focus on workshops around writing, public speaking, and theater for Native youth) Lee Francis returned to that childhood passion for the comic book. He founded Native Realities, a publishing and distribution company… Read More

 


 

Many Republican Mayors Are Secretly Advancing Climate-Friendly Policies

by Nicolas Gunkel, Good Magazine

Leadership in addressing climate change in the United States has shifted away from Washington, D.C. Cities across the country are organizing, networking, and sharing resources to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and tackle related challenges ranging from air pollution to the heat island effect… Read More

 


 

A Fishing Town In India Is Building A Road To A Plastic-Free Ocean

by Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch

A fishing town on the southwest tip of India is showing what a community can achieve when it decides to face an environmental problem and turn it into a solution, using ocean plastics to empower women and literally build roads to a better future… Read More

 

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