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Good News Headlines from INSH
There are earnest good people attempting to change things. Stories like people cleaning up our environment, and endangered animals making a resurgence. These stories don’t usually make the headlines.
So the good news goes nowhere and the not-so-great stories mesmerize us from every screen. So here are 20 good news stories in an attempt to change just that.
20. Say Goodbye to 40% of ocean plastics
Five trillion pieces of plastic are in the ocean right now, gravitating toward one of five major garbage patches.
The Ocean Cleanup Project hopes to remove 40% of that plastic over ten years by emulating a coastline. It has operated autonomously since launching, and runs on power generated from ocean currents. Thirty years from now, ocean plastics may become a footnote in history.
Source: The Ocean Cleanup
19. The giant panda is no longer an endangered species
The International Union for Conservation announced that giant pandas are no longer endangered (officially) in September.
This comes from a census of 1,864 pandas in the wild, not including cubs, and marks a rise from 1,596 in 2004. There are now 67 reserves in China covering 5,400 square miles for pandas.
Source: NBC News