Good News Headlines 8/1/17


Take A Look At 15 New Murals Splashed On Downtown Lynn’s Brick Walls

by Robin Lubbock and Amy Gorel, WBUR

This July, muralists from Greater Boston and places around the world congregated in Lynn, on Massachusetts’ North Shore, to bring the industrial town’s brick walls to life. In just 10 days, 15 new murals popped up downtown — all within walking distance — during the Beyond Walls Mural Festival… Read More



Meet The Immigrant Who’s Creating A Venture Capital Fund For Fellow Immigrants

by Gabrielle Healy, WBUR

Semyon Dukach is a serial entrepreneur. In 1997, he started Fast Engines, a company that produced performance enhancing software for online apps. Then, he became a prominent angel investor and went on to lead TechStars Boston, the most prestigious startup accelerator in town. Now, he’s working on a new project, One Way Ventures — a venture capital fund specifically for immigrant founders… Read More



$15 Minimum Wage, Paid Family And Medical Leave Requirement Likely To Highlight 2018 Massachusetts Ballot

by Phil Demers, Mass Live

A coalition of labor, faith and community organizations on Monday plans to announce concurrent signature drives to get two prominent social justice issues on to the Massachusetts ballot in 2018… Read More



Women Had Their Biggest Showing Ever At This Year’s Comic-Con

by Rebekah Sager, Good Magazine

It was listed as one of the must-see panels at this year’s Comic-Con, and it was filled to capacity with mostly women attendees, who crammed the room to cheer for and hear a panel of six of Hollywood’s hottest female directors discuss the future of women in film… Read More



Tesla’s New Solar Roof Is Actually Cheaper Than A Normal Roof

by Amanda Froelich, Inhabitat

Good news for those who have been eyeing Tesla’s new Solar Roof – the company just announced pricing for its photovoltaic tiles, and they come in at just $21.85 per square foot. That’s nearly 20 percent cheaper than a normal roof — even without factoring in the energy savings… Read More



World’s First Floating Wind Farm Emerges Off Coast Of Scotland

by Roger Harrabin, BBC

The revolutionary technology will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for the current conventional bottom-standing turbines. The Peterhead wind farm, known as Hywind, is a trial which will bring power to 20,000 homes… Read More



Goals Of Paris Agreement May Be Met Sooner Than Expected

by Wayne J. Parker, Good News Network

The precipitous drop in costs for renewable energy technology—even from prices a few years ago—means that carbon emissions may decrease faster and hit the targets earlier than those envisioned by the Paris Climate Agreement. Here are three technologies making that happen… Read More


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