Good News Headlines 7/7/2020

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Gardening Is Booming During This Pandemic – And You Can Still Start Planting In July

from Good News Network

Tending plants has always been one of the world’s most popular hobbies, but no one was prepared for this surge in gardening—and nurseries are still propagating as fast as they can to keep up… Read More


This New York Program Is Getting Ahead of Homelessness

by Agostino Petroni, YES! Magazine

Founded in 2004, Homebase is a neighborhood-based grassroots program that merges knowledge of the community’s services with state funds to help those in danger of becoming homeless before they lose a home or other living arrangements… Read More


Afghan Interpreter Who Saved U.S. Troops Gets American Citizenship

from NPR

Many immigrants have inspiring stories. Then there’s Janis Shinwari, who worked eight years as an Afghan interpreter with the U.S. military in some of the most dangerous parts of his homeland… Read More


Germany Bans Single-Use Plastic Products

from Deutsche Welle

The German Cabinet agreed on Wednesday to end the sale of single-use plastic straws, cotton buds and food containers from July next year, bringing it in line with a European Union directive intended to reduce the amount of plastic waste… Read More


Atlanta Hawks To Turn Arena Into A Giant Voting Center

by Allison Gordon, CNN

The basketball team also challenged other franchises to follow suit before the presidential election… Read More


British Family Moving To Africa’s Smallest Island To Save Its Coral Reefs

by Kyle Cantlon, Yahoo News Canada

The Seath family, including Karolina, Barry and their two children, are about to move to an island you probably never heard of in a bid to help replenish and revitalize the area’s coral reef, which have been ravaged by the rising sea temperatures off the coast of Africa’s smallest island… Read More


MIT Robot Disinfects Greater Boston Food Bank

by Rachel Gordon, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

The results were encouraging enough that researchers say that the approach could be useful for autonomous UV disinfection in other environments, such as factories, restaurants, and supermarkets… Read More


Filling Potholes With Mosaic Art

from CBS Sunday Morning

Since 2013, on city streets in Chicago and elsewhere, Bachor has been filling potholes with mosaics, depicting everything from popsicles to pop stars… Read More


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