Good News Headlines 9/4/18


Nonprofit Lifts Spirits Of Lonely Seniors, Logging More Than 1 Million Phone Calls

from Good News Network

For more than two decades, Eskaton, a nonprofit organization serving seniors for 50 years, has reached out to homebound elders via its Telephone Reassurance program… Read More



Ruby Rose Cast As The First Openly-Gay Superhero To Headline A TV Series

by Tod Perry, Good Magazine

Rose will make her first appearance as the character this December in the Arrow-verse Crossover Event which brings together characters… Read More



Centuries-Old Plant Collection Now Online — A Treasure Trove For Researchers

by Susan Phillips, NPR

There's a new effort underway make hundreds of thousands of dried and preserved plants collected along the East Coast available through a digital database… Read More



Mother Of Parkland Victim Wins School Board Seat: ‘I Won’t Stop’ Until Kids Are Safe

by Emma Bowman and Ian Stewart, WBUR

Before Lori Alhadeff ran for a seat on her local school board, she had no experience in politics. That changed when her daughter, Alyssa Alhadeff, died in the Parkland school shooting… Read More



Electric Shock Collars For Pets To Be Banned

from BBC News

Electric shock collars for cats and dogs will be banned in England, the government has announced. The training devices deliver up to 6,000 volts of electricity or spray noxious chemicals to control animals' behaviour… Read More



Scotland Becomes First To Make Sanitary Products Free For Students

by Aris Folley, The Hill

Scotland has reportedly become the first country in the world to make sanitary products free for students at all schools. The Guardian reported the Scottish government approved the $6.7 million initiative earlier this month… Read More



In San Francisco, Opioid Addiction Treatment Offered On The Streets

by Abby Goodnough, New York Times

The addiction treatment program at Highland Hospital’s emergency room is only one way that cities and health care providers are connecting with people in unusual settings… Read More



Supersized Solar Farms Are Sprouting Around The World

by Mark Harris, NBC News

When it’s completed next year, the $4 billion Benban solar park near Aswan will cover an area 10 times bigger than New York’s Central Park and generate up to 1.8 gigawatts of electricity… Read More


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