Good News Headlines 6/21/17

 

Afrocentric ‘Black Market’ Pops Up In Dudley Square And Lifts Up Local Vendors

by Simón Rios, WBUR

Kai Grant, 38, is the owner and chief curator of Black Market, an Afrocentric retail and cultural space that opened this weekend in Roxbury's Dudley Square. Grant says with the closure last year of A Nubian Notion — a mainstay retail destination for Boston's black community for nearly five decades — there was a void to fill… Read More

 


 

Grey Seals, Once Hunted, Are Making A Huge Comeback

from Good News Network

A new aerial survey of the New England area shows that the gray seal population is making a huge comeback. Using drone footage, thermal cameras, and images from Google Earth, scientists at Duke University have found that there are now twice as many gray seals than originally thought in the Cape Cop, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket area… Read More

 


 

Michigan Joins Ranks Of Schools With Free Tuition

by Kelli B. Grant, CNBC

If you're looking for a bargain education, don't count public colleges out of your search. The University of Michigan is the latest institution to offer a tuition-free education for some students… Read More

 


 

Solar Paint Offers Endless Energy From Water Vapour

by David Glanz, RMIT University

Researchers have developed a solar paint that can absorb water vapour and split it to generate hydrogen – the cleanest source of energy. The paint contains a newly developed compound that acts like silica gel, which is used in sachets to absorb moisture and keep food, medicines and electronics fresh and dry… Read More

 


 

Despite Political Divide, Americans Gave Even More Billions To Charity In 2016

from Good News Network

Money may not be able to you happiness, but the public is rejoicing over the latest report stating that Americans gave $390 billion to charity in 2016 – a 4% increase from the $379.89 billion donated in 2015… Read More

 


 

Grateful Dead Saves Bees And Butterflies Through Jerry Garcia’s Memory

by Heather Callaghan, Natural Blaze

Hearts broke everywhere when the bright light of Jerry Garcia was extinguished in 1995. Chances are, he’d love that his legacy is living on through the Grateful Dead‘s new efforts to recharge the declining bee and monarch populations by gifting Deadheads… Read More

 


 

This New Water Park In Texas Was Designed For Kids With Disabilities

from Sunny Skyz

Morgan's Inspiration Island in San Antonio, Texas, is making sure kids with disabilities don't miss out on all the fun this summer. Every section of the the new water park is wheelchair accessible and guests with special needs are admitted at no cost… Read More

 

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