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Good News Headlines 11/16/2022

I rubbed the dog’s soft neck. He pushed his head into me as his silk-like fur slid through my fingers. This was nothing new for Evan ― he gets pets and scratches all the time. But I hadn’t touched a dog in 19 years. Petting Evan made me emotional.

Good News Headlines 10/5/2022

After vetoing similar legislation last year and threatening to do so again last month, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2183 into law, making it easier for farmworkers in the state to participate in union elections.

The Plastics Paradox Facing Humanity

There are countless stories in the media and popular culture about our fraught relationship with plastic, focusing on our addiction and dependence. However, this way of framing the problem actually serves to perpetuate it. Plastics are plural.

Good News Headlines 8/17/2022

The northern and central Great Barrier Reef have recorded their highest amount of coral cover since the Australian Institute of Marine Science began monitoring 36 years ago.

Good News Headlines 6/1/2022

It would have been easy for Eric Ste Marie to mistake the bobbing brown head in the Detroit River to be a muskrat, but curiosity drove him to chase it. It turns out, it was the first “straight-up river otter” to be seen in the Detroit River in over 100 years.

Good News Headlines 5/11/2022

Central Park, New York City's 843-acre green lung created in 1858, is now a climate change laboratory that researchers hope will help parks nationwide become more resilient.

How Nanoplastics Enter The Human Body

In the past decade, scientists have detected microplastic in the bodies of fish and shellfish; in packaged meats, processed foods, beer, sea salt, soft drinks, tap water, and bottled water. If you regularly drink water from plastic bottles, you’re likely ingesting even more plastic than the average consumer.

Good News Headlines 12/1/2021

Ontario’s northernmost First Nation has switched on a 300 kilowatt solar power station, freeing them from the burden of flying diesel by charter plane 500 miles up the Canadian coastline.

21 Greenest Countries On Earth In 2020

The world’s top ten most green, clean air, climate-conscious countries are all in Europe, according to the researchers at Yale and Columbia universities, who rank the world’s nations on eco-friendliness every two years. The U.S. ranks 24.