Good News Headlines 7/12/16


Proctor And Gamble Engineer Accidentally Discovers Organic Repellent Effective Against Zika Carrying Mosquitos

by Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Last year when Brazil was hit with a Zika outbreak, Todd Wichmann dropped everything to develop an organic mosquito repellent… Read More



Gov. Baker Signs Transgender Accommodations Bill Into Law

by Steve Brown, WBUR

Less than 24 hours after it landed on his desk, Gov. Charlie Baker quietly signed into law a bill (S. 2407) expanding civil rights protections for transgender individuals… Read More



China Aims To Halve Meat Eating

by Alex Kirby, Climate News Network

In a bold challenge to individual appetites and societal norms, China says it wants to reduce its citizens’ consumption of meat by 50%… Read More



City Brings Free Mobile Medical Services To Homeless People

by Sarah Grossman, The Huffington Post

Seattle just unveiled a new RV bringing primary care and mental health services to homeless individuals, at no cost to them, according to KGW. Mayor Ed Murray called it one of many solutions to tackle the problem of homelessness… Read More



One Last U.S. Medical School Still Killed Animals To Teach Surgery. But No More.

by Darryl Fears, The Washington Post

“Effective immediately, the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga has ceased to provide surgical skills training for medical students using live animal models,” Robert Fore, its dean, wrote to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, which has fought the practice for more than a decade… Read More



Serena Williams Uses Historic Wimbledon Win To Fight For Social Justice

by Lindsay Gibbs, ThinkProgress

“I don’t think that the answer is to continue to shoot our young black men in the United States,” Williams said, as reported by Ben Rothenberg… Read More



Same-Sex Parents Win Key Court Victory

by Zack Ford, ThinkProgress

A year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision, state courts are still sorting out the implications for same-sex couples when it comes to disputes over children… Read More



Mandatory GMO Labels Hit Vermont Shelves

by Jesse Hirsch, Good Magazine

The tiny state of Vermont is making a very big statement—as of tomorrow, all products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will have to be clearly marked on its shelves… Read More


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