Good News Headlines 9/20/16

photo: Thomson Reuters
Buddhist nuns from the Drukpa lineage pictured in Ladakh during their cycle across the Himalayas.

 

Hundreds Of Nuns Trained In Kung Fu Are Biking The Himalayas To Oppose Human Trafficking

by Nita Bhalla, Reuters

Clad in black sweatpants, red jackets and white helmets, the hundreds of cyclists pedaling the treacherously steep, narrow mountain passes to India from Nepal could be mistaken for a Himalayan version of the Tour de France… Read More

 


 

California Seed Sharing Bill Signed Into Law

by Cat Johnson, Shareable

Seed sharing in California took a major step forward when Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Seed Exchange Democracy Act, an amendment to the California Seed Law… Read More

 


 

A Pharmaceutical Company Is Making A $100 EpiPen Because It’s The Right Thing To Do

by James Kosur, Business To Community

Mark Baum is the CEO of Imprimis Pharmaceuticals and in many ways a true American hero… Read More

 


 

Wetlands Once Drained By Dictator Now Thrives As 3rd Most Bio-diverse Spot In World

from Good News Network

Romania’s wetlands, once drained for farmland by the dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu in the 1980s, are coming back to life thanks to help from local communities, the World Wildlife Fund, and funding from the European Union… Read More

 


 

Free Tampons, Pads Now Stocked In Bathrooms Across Brown University Campus

by Kimberly Yam, The Huffington Post

Students can find the items in men’s, women’s and gender-inclusive bathrooms of all campus buildings, excluding dormitories, according to the school’s student government, which is responsible for the initiative… Read More

 


 

Teen Creates App So Bullied Kids Never Have To Eat Alone

from NPR

Sixteen-year-old Natalie Hampton is an 11th-grader from Sherman Oaks, Calif., and the creator of a new app called Sit With Us… Read More

 


 

Worcester High Schoolers Take A Knee During National Anthem

by Simón Rios, WBUR

A high school football player whose silent protest went viral last week was joined by three teammates and a cheerleader before Friday night's game… Read More

 


 

The Women Of The Obama Administration Came Up With A Clever Strategy To Make Themselves Heard

by April M. Short, AlterNet

It’s a subtle form of sexism, and it happens all the time: A group of men and women are meeting and the men end up dominating the conversation… Read More

 


 

‘Pardon Snowden’ Campaign Takes Off As Sanders, Ellsberg, And Others Join

by Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams

‘His bravery was a catalyst for the modern movement to defend democracy,’ said Malkia Cyril of Center for Media Justice… Read More

 

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