Good News Headlines 9/8/15

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At Long Last, Testing On Chimps To End In The United States – And The World

by Wayne Pacelle, The Humane Society of the United States

A century of invasive experiments on chimpanzees in the United States will come to a halt in about 10 days…  Read more



'Big Moment' For California As Assembly Votes To Divest From Dirty Coal

by Lauren McCauley, Common Dreams

World's eighth largest economy moves to divest $300 million from thermal coal holdings…  Read more



How Volunteers In Europe Are Opening Their Hearts And Homes To Refugees

by Global Voices

Hungarian citizens are handing out water to hundreds of refugees as the march 125 miles towards Austria. A German couple helped organize Refugees Welcome, an AirBnB of sorts that helps connect refugees with shared flats…  Read more



4th Graders (And Their Families) Can Get Free Admission To Every U.S. National Park For A Full Year

by Rafi Schwartz, Good Magazine

The National Parks Service is, it seems, a firm believer in that old saying: “’tis better to give, than to receive.”…  Read more



Two More European Countries Ban Monsanto’s GMO Crops

by Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

Lativia and Greece have specifically said no to growing Monsanto‘s genetically modified maize, or MON810, that’s widely grown in America and Asia but is the only variety grown in Europe…  Read more



New Program Takes Rare Approach Of Treating Homeless People Like Human Beings—And It Works

by Emily Wilson, AlterNet

A new program moves homeless encampments into a safe, clean space with food, laundry, showers and case workers who care…  Read more


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