Good News Headlines 8/8/17


Schwarzenegger Unveils Legislative ‘Blueprint’ To Challenge Trump On Climate

by Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump’s anti-climate polices, helped launch a comprehensive online database today to help local and state lawmakers advance environmental legislation… Read More



The Kenyan Teenagers Tackling Female Genital Mutilation With An App

by Osman Mohamed Osman, CNN

A group of Kenyan teenagers have created an app called i-Cut to help girls affected by Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The students, Stacy Owino, Cynthia Otieno, Purity Achieng, Mascrine Atieno and Ivy Akinyi, have named themselves ‘The Restorers,’ and will be the only Africans participating in the 2017 Technovation Challenge in Silicon Valley in August… Read More



Veteran With PTSD Is Creating Free Tiny House Community For Others Like Him

by McKinley Corbley, Good News Network

This Air Force veteran was taught that he should never leave a man behind – and that is exactly the creed behind his new tiny house project. Donnie Davis is creating a micro-housing community in Franklinville, New Jersey that will provide shelter, counseling, and therapy animals to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder… Read More



Boston Researchers Develop A Robotic Suit To Help Stroke Patients Walk

by Kristin Toussaint, Boston Metro

Stroke patients may soon be able to wear a robotic suit that can help them walk without a limp. Researchers at Boston University’s College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences and the Harvard School of Engineering worked together to develop a wearable “soft” robotic suit, also called an exosuit, that can help with post-stroke recovery… Read More



Wildlife Crossings A Huge Success

by Chris McDermott, EcoWatch

Car collisions with deer, elk and moose happen about a million times a year, but what if animals had their own crossings to move around safely?… Read More



Power To The People: Wyoming Residents Reject First New Coal Mine In Decades

by Joe McCarthy, EcoWatch

Ramaco Carbon, a Chinese-owned company, was cleared by state regulators to begin construction of a new mine near the town of Ranchester earlier this year. Then local landowners stepped in and lobbied a regional council to block the permit, arguing that the proposed mine had deficiencies that would ultimately harm the local environment… Read More



Veterans Administration Approves EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Treatment

by Dawson Church, HuffPost

After reviewing the extensive evidence for the safety and efficacy of EFT, a group of experts in the VAs Integrative Health Coordinating Center published a statement approving EFT and several other complementary and integrative health practices… Read More



It's Official: Nuclear Power Can’t Compete With Renewables

by Paul Brown, EcoWatch

The nuclear revival the global industry has been hoping for took another hammer blow this week when two reactors under construction in South Carolina were abandoned, only 40 percent complete… Read More


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