Category Archives: good news

Good News Monday: Woman Reunited With Lost Purse — 65 Years Later

(From the May 8th broadcast of the Today show)

Martha E had forgotten all about the purse she’d lost back in the 50’s. Then construction workers rebuilding her high school found it – with all its contents intact.

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One can only imagine what turned up under the bleachers.

(Images from Pixabay.com)

Good News Monday: One Duck’s Happy Mother’s Day

When a family of baby ducklings became trapped under a storm drain, a road crew in Des Moines, Iowa, came to their rescue. Waddle it be next?!

Click here for the full story and adorable video of the reunited family.

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Good News Monday: Hey, Honey!

Bee-lieve it or not, scientists in Finland recently discovered a vaccine that could help save honeybees.

Still undergoing safety tests before it becomes commercially available, the vaccine helps the bee’s immune system identify and fight against harmful diseases, similar to the way antibodies work in our own bodies.

And no, they won’t have to catch the bees and inject them with tiny little needles! The vaccine will be delivered via an edible sugar patty.  (I know you were worried.)

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Good News Monday: A Baby Boomlet For An Endangered Species

Here’s a whale of a story complete with cute photos.

One of the rarest species in the world, the North Atlantic right whale, is making waves with recent sightings of three new mother and calf pairs in Cape Cod Bay.

All together now: “Awwwww!”

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Good News Monday: Youth v. Gov

File this under “From the mouths of babes”: A group of 21 young plaintiffs aged 11-23 years old, have filed suit against the Trump administration for actions that cause climate change, and for failing to protect essential public trust resources. Bravo!

The case (officially Juliana v. United States) argues that their generation will be denied their constitutional right to life, liberty and property if nothing is done. Adding fuel to the fire: a United Nations report issued in October predicts climate catastrophe if global emissions continue at their present rate. Significant progress must be made in the next 12 years, a timeline that’s all too real to these young activists.

Youth v. Gov, as the suit has been nicknamed, aims to put the administration in the spotlight, with the goal of holding corporations and governments accountable for their role in the crisis.

Call it the tip of the quickly-melting iceberg.

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