Good News Headlines 6/26/18

 

Hawaii Becomes First State To Ban Widely-Used Pesticide Found To Be Harmful To Kids

by Dominique Mosbergen, HuffPost

Hawaii has become the first U.S. state to ban the use of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos, a widely-used chemical that’s been linked to severe developmental delays in children and other health risks… Read More

 


 

The Home Depot Will Be Third Major U.S. Retailer To Ban Deadly Paint Strippers

by Natural Resources Defense Council, EcoWatch

The world's largest home improvement retailer, The Home Depot, announced Tuesday that it will phase out the use of the toxic chemicals methylene chloride and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) in its paint removal products by the end of this year… Read More

 


 

Maternal Survival Rates Are Soaring To New Highs – And Part Of It Is Thanks To Folk Songs

by McKinley Corbley, Good News Network

Fewer and fewer women are dying from childbirth than ever before – but the declining mortality rate is most notable in India… Read More

 


 

Mexico City Uses Vertical Gardens On Highway Pillars To Combat Vehicle Emissions And Noise

from The News Wheel

It’s been in the news a lot lately: our vehicles are destroying the environment. This fact has caused many automakers to push for an electric future, but in the meantime, Mexico City is working to combat the problem in a new way: vertical gardens… Read More

 


 

Killing Dogs For Meat Ruled Illegal By South Korean Court

from The Guardian

A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists have said could pave the way to outlawing the eating of canines… Read More

 


 

Canada Becomes First Western Nation To Legalize Marijuana

by McKinley Corbley, Good News Network

The C-45 bill – also known as the Cannabis Act – passed the Senate in a 52 to 29 vote on Tuesday. The government emphasizes that the legalization will come with strict regulation that will prevent adolescent use and crack down on the illegal drug market… Read More

 


 

The City Of London Will Be Powered With 100% Renewable Energy By October 2018

by Greg Beach, Inhabitat

The City of London, the historic “Square Mile” central district of London, will soon switch to clean energy in a big way… Read More

 


 

Lyft Is Offering Free Rides To Cancer Patients In Major U.S. Cities

by Sy Mukherjee, Fortune

Ride sharing giant Lyft is offering cancer patients free rides—or at least effectively free for riders—to and from their treatments in 10 major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Houston, Miami, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, Denver, St. Louis, and Atlanta… Read More

 


 

How India’s Fishermen Turn Ocean Plastic Into Roads

by Maanvi Singh, National Geographic

In an innovative project, fishermen in Kerala collect ocean plastic for recycling, cleaning the ocean in the process… Read More

 


 

Researchers Develop New Method For Recycling Diapers

from Springwise

With millions of diapers being used daily, disposable diaper waste accounts for a large portion of the waste in our landfills. One of the current main methods of disposal is burying diapers in landfills which can take 400 years to decompose… Read More

 

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