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Good News Headlines 7/20/2022

On July 14, the parents of Joaquin Oliver, took a mile-long convoy of 52 school buses—dubbed The NRA Children's Museum—to Ted Cruz's offices in Houston, Texas, to deliver Joaquin's letter to him.

Good News Headlines 7/13/2022

The newest rail trail in Massachusetts officially opened in late June, offering a fresh 4-1/2 mile pathway to explore on foot, bike, scooter or wheelchair. The Twin Cities Rail Trail was built on top of the former Fitchburg and Worcester Railroad.

Good News Headlines 6/29/2022

Little did Liana know that John Cena would not only see her family's story, but go out of his way to provide a measure of comfort during a tragic and disorienting time.

Good News Headlines 5/25/2022

The U.S. women's national soccer team (USWNT) is the winningest women's soccer team on Earth. Yet, players on the women's team have continued to get paid thousands of dollars less than their male counterparts.

Good News Headlines 5/18/2022

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2018, paper and cardboard were the largest components of municipal solid waste in the United States with citizens throwing away a total of 67.4 million tons a year.

Good News Headlines 4/20/2022

This month, the world’s largest wildlife overpass — the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing — will begin construction across a multi-lane highway at Liberty Canyon in the Santa Monica mountains.

Good News Headlines 2/2/2022

Northern California’s majestic redwood forest was once the home of Indigenous tribes that were forced from their land by European settlers. On Tuesday, nonprofit Save the Redwoods League transferred ownership of 523 acres of forest on the Lost Coast to the Intertribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council.

Good News Headlines 12/8/2021

The simple act of staring at a deep-red or near infrared light source for about three minutes was found to be enough to improve color vision in those suffering from failing eyesight.

Good News Headlines 11/17/2021

The International Handball Federation will no longer require women to compete in bikini bottoms. The move comes after Norwegian players staged a protest by wearing shorts to a championship match and called for a change to the dress code.

Good News Headlines 10/13/2021

President Biden on Friday restored full protections to three national monuments including Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah — known for their stunning desert landscapes and historical treasures of Native American art and settlements, as well as a rich fossil record.

Good News Headlines 10/6/2021

The Boston Athletic Association, which administers the marathon, said Monday it will honor the legacy of the late Ellison "Tarzan" Brown, Boston's champion in 1936 and 1939.

Good News Headlines 7/7/2021

Behind the Mr. Trash Wheel brand is one of the most important concepts of modern pollution theory—that rivers deposit the bulk of the garbage existing in the oceans. One thousand of the world’s rivers source 80% of all the trash found in the ocean.

When Philanthropy Meets Governance

While well-meaning philanthropy may help fill in the cracks, governance aims to fix the system through structural changes that empower and enable a society to move forward instead of backward. It is increasingly apparent that the best way to fight inequality is by spreading the equity around.