Good News Headlines 7/2/19

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Researchers Discover Right Whales Singing For The First Time Ever


Whales like humpbacks are famous for their mellifluous calls, typically referred to as whale songs. But right whales — three species of large baleen whales in the genus Eubalaena — have never been known to sing… Read More



Privacy Advocates Celebrate As Massachusetts City Becomes Second In US To Ban Facial Recognition Technology

by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams

Civil liberties advocates around the country celebrated after Somerville, Massachusetts on Thursday became the second city in the United States to bar local government—including law enforcement—from using facial recognition technology… Read More



Nationwide ‘Close The Camps’ Demonstrations Announced To Protest Horrific Conditions At Trump Detention Centers

by Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

As appalling details of the conditions at immigrant detention centers in the U.S. continue to pour in—with one doctor recently comparing them to "torture facilities"—a coalition of rights groups on Friday announced nationwide "Close the Camps" demonstrations for next week to protest the Trump administration's treatment of migrant children… Read More



Tyler Perry’s Inspirational BET Awards Speech Is Getting A Standing Ovation

by Leo Shvedsky, Upworthy

Tyler Perry says instead of fighting for a seat at the table, build your own… Read More



This Giant Vacuum Is Designed To Suck Up Plastic From The Beach

by Adele Peters, Fast Company

Embedded in the sand are millions of pieces of tiny plastic that even the most dedicated beach cleanup volunteers can’t collect. This vacuum grabs them but leaves the sand in place… Read More



This Compound In Tomato Skins Could Ward Off Diabetes, According To Scientists

From Good News Network

Research funded by the French government has shown that lycopene, the substance which gives tomatoes their red color, fights the inflammatory process that causes the condition… Read More



Canada Unveils Plan To Ban Single-Use Plastics As Early As 2021

by Amy Russo, HuffPost

Plastic bags, straws, stirrers and plates may be outlawed in less than two years… Read More



For The First Time In 17 Years: Iceland Will Not Hunt Any Whales This Summer

by Andie Fontaine, Reykjavík Grapevine

The lack of any real market for whale meat has prompted Iceland’s whalers to forego the hunt this season, for the first time since 2003… Read More



On Anthony Bourdain’s Birthday, A Sacramento Mental Health Drive He Inspired Aims To Expand

by Candice Wang, Sacramento Bee

As fans around the world Tuesday mark what would have been the 63rd birthday of celebrity chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain, organizers of a grassroots movement in Sacramento restaurants are expanding their efforts to foster a kitchen culture that supports the mental health of its workers… Read More


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