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Category Archives: Good News Friday

  • Daily Digest

    Daily Digest 5/22 – Good News Friday: Lockdown Reduces Ocean Noise, How Smart City Planning Could Slow Future Pandemics

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    Friday, May 22, 2020, 6:21 AM

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    • How Smart City Planning Could Slow Future Pandemics
    • T cells found in COVID-19 patients ‘bode well’ for long-term immunity
    • Coronavirus News: Northeast states join in PPE purchasing partnership
    • IU Researchers Identify Fabric That Kills Coronaviruses
    • Utah businesses seek to boost consumer confidence by making COVID-19 safety pledges
    • U.S. secures 300 million doses of potential AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
    • Europe Set To Unveil Its $500 Billion ‘Green Deal’
    • America’s Renewable Energy Sources Have Produced More Electricity Than Coal Every Day for 40 Days Straight
    • Carbon emissions dropped 17 percent globally amid coronavirus
    • USDA to purchase $470M in surplus meat, dairy and produce
    • Silence is golden for whales as lockdown reduces ocean noise

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    Daily Digest 5/15 – Good News Friday: A Better World Is Emerging, Rare Blue Bee Rediscovered At Lake Wales Ridge

    by Daily Digest

    Friday, May 15, 2020, 6:20 AM

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    • A Better World Is Emerging
    • Why Women Make Better Crisis Leaders
    • After delay, CDC releases new guidance on how states can safely reopen
    • ‘Iso’, ‘boomer remover’ and ‘quarantini’: how coronavirus is changing our language
    • Lobby Heroes of the Lockdown
    • Why Covid-19 Won’t Kill The Renewable Revolution
    • How to Preserve and Store Your Hearty Greens
    • Winners of the 2020 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition
    • Florida’s rare blue bee rediscovered at Lake Wales Ridge

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    Daily Digest 5/8 – Good News Friday: “Potato Rescue” in Idaho, CA Food Industry Workers Get Relief

    by Daily Digest

    Friday, May 8, 2020, 7:26 AM

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    • Australia: National Cabinet to consider path out of coronavirus restrictions when it meets today
    • Family designates sidewalk as Monty Python ‘Ministry of Silly Walks’ area to bring laughs during lockdown
    • Austin ISD Is Rolling Out 110 Buses Equipped With Wi-Fi For Neighborhoods With Limited Online Access
    • New House panel created to track aid dollars, virus response
    • California Governor Gavin Newsom signs executive order to give relief to food industry workers
    • Ocean State Job Lot launches ‘Mask Fabric For Free’ campaign
    • Pawtucket boy receives birthday dream, community puts on custom car parade
    • To All My Past Neighbors
    • Mountain of spuds discarded by Idaho farmers saved in ‘potato rescue’
    • A Black Hole Is ‘Almost on Our Doorstep’

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    Daily Digest 5/1 – Good News Friday: How New Mexico Is Beating The Virus, Imagining Cities Without Cars

    by Daily Digest

    Friday, May 1, 2020, 7:02 AM

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    • ‘The impossible has already happened’: what coronavirus can teach us about hope
    • How New Mexico Is Beating the Virus
    • The Pandemic Shows What Cars Have Done to Cities
    • Exercise may protect against a deadly coronavirus complication. One expert thinks it should be recommended just like social distancing.
    • COYOTE V. ACME
    • Stroll through the Japanese Garden in Bloom
    • “Glowing” Dolphins Swimming in Bioluminescent Waters
    • Scythe Beats a Weed Whacker in Grass Cutting Race

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    Daily Digest 4/24 – Good News Friday: First Patients Injected In UK Vaccine Trial, The Expiration Dates You Should Actually Follow

    by Daily Digest

    Friday, April 24, 2020, 7:51 AM

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    • Vanquish the Virus? Australia and New Zealand Aim to Show the Way
    • 99-year-old British WWII vet raises $22 million for health workers
    • Could a New Ultraviolet Technology Fight the Spread of Coronavirus?
    • Coronavirus: First patients injected in UK vaccine trial
    • New England Advisor Waives Fees for Clients Who Donate Them
    • New Study Reveals Just How Much Cleaner EVs Are
    • The Food Expiration Dates You Should Actually Follow
    • Pandemic side-effects offer glimpse of alternative future on Earth Day 2020
    • How recycling hotel soap can save lives
    • 10 pioneer-era apple types thought extinct found in US West

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    Daily Digest 4/17 – Good News Friday: Grocery Workers Get Raises, Badgers Are Awesome

    by Daily Digest

    Friday, April 17, 2020, 6:46 AM

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    • Kroger Grocery Workers in Texas Receive Pay Raises, New Benefits During Coronavirus Outbreak
    • Lost insurance & need insulin? Makers offer it free or cheap
    • Watch Andrea Bocelli sing for the world
    • Bono helps Ireland’s search for coronavirus medical supplies
    • Seattle farmers markets to reopen this weekend with new ‘market manners’
    • Giving back: Communities, organizations mobilize to feed, house health care workers
    • States desperate for medical supplies turn to each other for help
    • Sesame Street’s Elmo reassures families in coronavirus special
    • Kate the Chemist book has 25 experiments for housebound kids
    • True Energy Independence Won’t Come From Oil
    • No bread flour? No problem
    • Photo: Badgers Are Awesome
    • Tune up your immune system in the garden
    • Ocean creatures keep millions of viruses at bay
    • Inside Clean Energy: Rooftop Solar Wins Big in Kansas Court Ruling

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    Daily Digest 4/10 – Good News Friday: NZ “Squashing” The Curve, Lockdown Could Boost Wildflowers

    by Daily Digest

    Friday, April 10, 2020, 10:42 AM

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    • New Zealand isn’t just flattening the curve. It’s squashing it.
    • Antibody tests for the novel coronavirus could be available within ‘a week or so,’ Fauci says
    • Dutch Woman Aged 107 Survives Coronavirus
    • Jobless benefits for some will exceed their wages, thanks to boost from coronavirus relief package
    • Betsy DeVos sends $6B in coronavirus relief aid to colleges
    • The number of scientific papers on the novel coronavirus is doubling every 14 days
    • A Natural Coronavirus Experiment Is Playing Out In Kentucky And Tennessee
    • The howling: Americans let it out from depths of pandemic
    • Israelis looking out for overworked healthcare professionals
    • Judge won’t postpone Wisconsin election but extends absentee deadline
    • College Student Designs Face Mask for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    • Powell’s Books rehires over 100 employees after surge of online orders
    • Pass the salt: The minute details that helped Germany build virus defences
    • Coronavirus: Lockdown ‘could boost wild flowers’

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    Daily Digest 4/3 – Good News Friday: Oceans Can Be Restored To Former Glory, Love Knows No Borders For Elderly Couple

    by Daily Digest

    Friday, April 3, 2020, 6:47 AM

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    • Dr. Stephen Smith on effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine: ‘I think this is the beginning of the end of the pandemic’
    • Public Libraries’ Novel Response to a Novel Virus
    • How a San Francisco restaurant reinvented itself to survive in the age of COVID-19
    • How to keep farmers’ market shopping safe, from the stall to your kitchen sink
    • Some Good News with John Krasinski
    • Meet the army of big rig truck drivers keeping America’s stores stocked
    • Meet the Detroit grandmother who’s saving lives by making face shields
    • Coronavirus: Love knows no borders for elderly couple
    • Restaurants are feeding healthcare workers now
    • Oceans can be restored to former glory within 30 years, say scientists
    • Florida buys Everglades land to prevent oil drilling
    • Arizona’s biggest utility says it will get all of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2050
    • Standing Rock tribe celebrates ‘significant win’ over Trump in pipeline court ruling
    • Wild Goats Roam Through an Empty Welsh Town

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    Daily Digest 3/20 – Good News Friday: No New COVID Infections In China, ‘Caremongering’ In Canada

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    Friday, March 20, 2020, 6:05 AM

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    • The coronavirus pandemic began in China. Today, it reported no new local infections for the first time
    • As Alaska restaurants adapt to new restrictions, owners are thankful for community support
    • Gratitude for health workers spreads across Europe
    • How power companies are keeping your lights on during the pandemic
    • Navy hospital ship expected to deploy to Seattle area to assist with coronavirus relief efforts
    • Coronavirus: Kind Canadians start ‘caremongering’ trend
    • T’s Guide to Staying at Home, and Making the Best of It
    • Here’s All the Things You Can Learn & Do Online to Expand Your Mind While in Isolation
    • Musicians Are Performing Concerts in Their Homes During the Coronavirus Lockdown
    • The Most Exciting Green Startups To Watch In 2020
    • Coronavirus: Air pollution and CO2 fall rapidly as virus spreads

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    Daily Digest 3/13 – Good News Friday: South Korea Composting Its Way To Sustainability, Could an Invasive Snail Save Your Morning Coffee?

    by Daily Digest

    Friday, March 13, 2020, 6:15 AM

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    • The 2020 census kicks off across the United States this week. It’s expected to be the largest in US history
    • Anyone with courage and clear thinking will do extremely well
    • New York City Museums Teach the History of Immigration
    • Here are some happy websites to go to if you’re sick of reading articles about coronavirus
    • Large-Scale Disinfection Efforts Against Coronavirus
    • Could an Invasive Snail Save Your Morning Coffee?
    • How South Korea Is Composting Its Way to Sustainability
    • Decrease in Economic Activity Due to COVID-19 Reduced Air Pollution and Saved Lives

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