From lab to clinic: hope for those suffering from depression

Good News Notes: “As we look back over the past decade, one thing is disturbingly apparent: We are increasingly a people in despair. For many, when despair becomes depression, or untenable anxiety, the standard answers — antidepressants with a dose of therapy — are not enough to assuage suffering. We know this because the rates…

Billie Eilish says she wants to help her fans suffering from depression

Good News Notes: “Grammy-nominated singer Billie Eilish is talking about some very dark times in her life, when she was self-inflicting cuts on her arms and even considering suicide. The singer spoke to CBS about how she now wants to help her fans through their own dark times, and often tells her followers on social media…

47 cold stunned sea turtles admitted to Topsail rehabilitation facility

Good News Notes: “Iguanas are not the only reptiles that are negatively impacted by sub-freezing temperatures. Don’t forget about the critters that call the North Carolina coast home. Turtles are cold-blooded animals and their bodies aren’t capable of producing heat to warm them up. ‘We have little turtles that are being zapped by the cold…

“Volkswagen Praises Tesla, Commits To More Renewable Energy”

 Good News Notes: “Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess went to Germany last week to participate in the annual World Economic Forum event. While there, he took the opportunity to sing the praises of Tesla. “I think it’s great to have good competition. We think that Tesla plays a very important role in the transition because they…

The Philippines Is Making Roads and Cement With Plastic Garbage

Good News Notes: “One of the world’s top plastic polluters is giving its garbage a second life by using it to construct much-needed infrastructure. Philippine companies like San Miguel Corp. and Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. are using discarded shopping bags, sachet wrappers and plastic packaging to fire cement plants and build roads as the country…

Tesco to scrap multipack plastic wrapping in green drive

 Good News Notes: “More than 350 million tonnes of plastic a year could be removed from the United Kingdom and Ireland‘s supermarket shelves after Tesco, the world’s third-largest retailer, pledged to scrap shrink-wrapped multipacks across all its own-brand and branded tinned food. The move – the first of its kind by a large supermarket chain – has…

Wegmans’ plastic bag ban goes into effect Monday

Good News Notes: “Get your shopping bags out because starting Monday, Wegmans will no longer be using plastic bags. The grocery store chain is trying out the ban on their plastic bags before New York State bans most single-use plastics in March. Ithaca and Corning were the first in Upstate New York to try it…