Bonaire family starts nonprofit to help preemie babies in need

Good News Notes: “Aubrey weighed only 3 and a half pounds, and spent 21 days in the  NICU. “She didn’t have everything that she needed and we weren’t necessarily able to give those things because I was here in the hospital sick myself and my husband had to be here to support me to help…

Hero Atlanta cops rescue man from raging car fire

Good News Notes: “Two Atlanta police officers bravely saved a man from a burning car that plowed through two homes and crashed into a tree, intense bodycam footage shows. The video shows the hero cops — identified as Officers W. Adams and M. Todd — frantically responding to a car fire early Sunday in the…

Brain Implant Translates Paralyzed Man’s Thoughts Into Text With 94% Accuracy

Good News Notes: “A man paralyzed from the neck down due to a spinal cord injury he sustained in 2007 has shown he can communicate his thoughts, thanks to a brain implant system that translates his imagined handwriting into actual text. The device – part of a longstanding research collaboration called BrainGate – is a brain-computer interface (BCI), that…

The Cutest Way to Fight Climate Change? Send in the Otters

Good News Notes: “OFF THE COAST of California lies an underwater forest of giant kelp, a kind of seaweed that grows to 100 feet tall at the rate of a foot a day. Just as a terrestrial forest sucks carbon dioxide out of the air, all that rapidly growing seaweed soaks up carbon from the water,…

Indonesia leads the way in restoring coral reefs, scientists say

Good News Notes: “With wide-scale deforestation, some of the world’s most polluted cities and rivers, and wildfires so vast they often blanket neighbouring countries in smog, Indonesia is one of the world’s most high-profile environmental offenders. But when it comes to coral reefs, the rapidly industrialising Southeast Asian nation is doing more to restore the…

WOMAN volunteers bringing garden to Shelterhouse

Good News Notes: “Over the past year, Women of Michigan Action Network (WOMAN) volunteers have been busy with funding, planting, and maintaining a new perennial garden at Shelterhouse. Alison Baldree, director of fund development at Shelterhouse, has praise for the new garden: “When survivors come in for counseling sessions, bring their children in for therapy,…

How travelers can help save coral reefs

Good News Notes: “Healthy marine ecosystems are essential for human well-being, and millions of people around the world rely on coral reefs for food, protection, recreation, medicine, cultural connection and economic opportunities. So, the decline of coral reefs is not just an ocean-lover’s issue; it’s also a global problem that requires collaborative action. “The situation…

Experts Optimistic Coral Reefs Will Survive

Good News Notes: ‘“Coral reefs are amazing and beautiful, and we must conserve them,” Sam Purkis, chair of the department of marine geosciences at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, told VOA. Although coral reefs only cover 0.1% of the ocean floor, they are a lifeline for the planet. With…

Pa. senator who beat breast cancer now wants to help other women

Good News Notes: “Pennsylvania State Sen. Kim Ward is a wife, mother, Senate majority leader and breast cancer survivor. During Breast Cancer Awareness month, she has a message for every woman and hopes to serve as an example. “It’s important for women to realize that they shouldn’t go into dark places. They shouldn’t be afraid…