17th-century merchant ship discovered in the Baltic

Good News Notes: “Divers in the Baltic have discovered the well-preserved wreck of a 17th-century Dutch merchant ship. The Finnish Badewanne diving team was searching for first and second world war wrecks at the mouth of the Gulf of Finland when they made the discovery. ‘It was to our great surprise when descending on a…

Pau Gasol Names Newborn After Kobe’s Daughter, Gianna

Good News Notes: “Kobe Bryant‘s former teammate, Pau Gasol, just paid perhaps the greatest tribute to him and his late daughter, Gianna Bryant, by bestowing her name onto his own flesh and blood. The former Laker announced the birth of his and his wife’s first child — a girl that they’ve named after Gigi. He also made…

More EVs by 2050 could save thousands of lives, American Lung Association finds

Good News Notes:   “America has a pollution problem, especially when it comes to how we get around. From our semi-trucks to trains to school buses to personal cars, we’re emitting too much carbon dioxide. And it’s costing us our health, environment, money, and lives.  The American Lung Association released its “‘Road to Clean Air‘ report…

Volunteers stepping up to adopt animals rescued from neglect

Good News Notes: “More than one-third of the 54 cats and dogs brought to the Animal Protective League in Springfield because of two incidents of animal neglect have been either adopted on pre-adopted. Another one-third or so could be finding their way out of the shelter between Monday and Tuesday, said Ian Wick, APL’s adoption…

Starbucks Rolls Out Strawless Lid In A Bid To Phase Out Plastic

Good News Notes:  “Coffee giant Starbucks Corp. has rolled out strawless lids for all iced beverages at its stores across the U.S. and Canada as part of its efforts to phase out plastic straws globally to reduce its environmental footprint. It has been testing the new lightweight and recyclable strawless lids in these markets over…