Good News Headlines 8/11/15

 

Repulsed By Animal Cruelty, Attendance (And Profits) At SeaWorld Plummet

by Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams

Since the 2013 release of Blackfish, a bombshell documentary exposing animal cruelty at SeaWorld, the aquatic theme park has lost increasing levels of both profits and visitors, reporting an 84 percent plunge in net income in just three months…  Read more

 


 

Obama’s Clean Power Plan Hailed As US’ Strongest Ever Climate Action

by Adam Vaughan, The Guardian

Hundreds of businesses including eBay, Nestle and General Mills have issued their support for Barack Obama’s clean power plan, billed as the strongest action ever on climate change by a US president…  Read more

 


 

Bid Adieu: Boston 2024 Loses, Vulnerable Communities Win

by Alex Ramirez, Spare Change News

Opponents of the bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games argued that the homeless, low-income communities and people of color were most in danger of displacement and harassment should the Summer Olympics have come to town…  Read more

 


 

Netflix Is Giving Employees A Year Of Paid Parental Leave So They Can Binge-Watch Their Babies

by Robbie Couch, Upworthy

New parents at Netflix can now take up to a year of paid leave while their babies finish buffering…  Read more

 


 

Boston Public Library Puts Teacher Training On The Map

by Hadley Green, WBUR

For educators, summer is not just a time for vacation; it’s also a valuable opportunity to learn new teaching strategies and plan for the year ahead…  Read more

 


 

9 Year Old Girl Builds Tiny Mobile Shelters For Homeless Because 'Everyone Deserves A Place To Sleep'

from EWAO

Hailey Fort is in the process of building 12 mobile sleeping shelters to support homeless individuals in her community…  Read more

 


 

Forget Boys’ And Girls’ Toys: Target Introduces Gender-Neutral Toy Aisle

by Heather Dockray, Good Magazine

After considerable pressure by social media and consumers, the company announced that they’d be abandoning binaries in toys, kids’ bedding, and children’s books…  Read more

 


 

Student Fights Child Mortality With Genius New Device

by Laura Feinstein, Good Magazine

It’s estimated that over 150,000 children are born in refuge camps each year, with 27,500 dying due to lack of proper medical equipment. One particular shortage is of incubators…  Read more