Good News Headlines 7/28/20

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Senate Passes Bill To Protect Sea Turtles, Whales, Dolphins From Drift Gillnets

from Turtle Island Restoration Network

The Senate last night unanimously passed the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, a bipartisan bill to phase out harmful large mesh drift gillnets utilized in the federal waters off the coast of California, the only place the nets are still used in the United States… Read More 


More Americans Are Going Out Of Their Way To Support Small Businesses During COVID-19

from Good News Network

Seven in 10 Americans have experienced a wake-up call during the COVID-19 pandemic to shift their purchases away from bigger corporations and, instead, shop small, according to a new poll of US adults… Read More


All-Girls High School Invents Mobile Ventilators To Help Fight COVID

by Emily Schafer,

An all-female team of brilliant young scholars in Afghanistan has just developed life-saving technology to help patients with COVID-19. Their mobile invention is cost effective and battery-powered with a life of 10 hours per charge… Read More


One Million Brits Have Quit Smoking During Covid Pandemic

by Laura Hampson, Evening Standard

The figures were released to mark Ash’s new campaign in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care to encourage more smokers to quit… Read More


Madeline Swegle Becomes US Navy’s First Black Female Fighter Pilot In Its 110-year History

N’dea Yancey-Bragg, USA Today

The chief of Naval Air Training congratulated Swegle Thursday on Facebook for completing her training and said she will receive her “Wings of Gold” this month… Read More


Portugal Ends Coal Burning Two Years Ahead Of Schedule

from Climate Home News

Portugal is the third EU country this year to announce early closure of its last coal plants, as rising carbon costs and competition from gas and clean energy bite… Read More


Calm Mind, Healthy Heart: Meditation Associated With Slew Of Cardiovascular Benefits

by John Anderer, Study Finds

New research suggests that practicing meditation may help keep cholesterol and blood pressure down, while lowering the risk for diabetes, stroke, and coronary artery disease… Read More


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