Koala IVF could help save species from extinction

Good News Notes: “Freezing koala sperm could become a key part of a strategy to save koalas from extinction by 2050. University of Newcastle scientists Lachlan Howell and Ryan Witt say koala “biobanking”, could be harnessed with IVF technology to help the endangered species reproduce. An estimated 64,000 koalas were killed when 5.5m hectares were ravaged by…

$1M In Grants Awarded To Baltimore County Volunteer Fire Companies

Good News Notes: “Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski today announced the allocation of $1 million in grants to the County’s volunteer fire companies, which are a key component of the County’s public safety infrastructure. The funds will come from the County’s American Rescue Plan allocation. Our volunteers have always been an invaluable asset to the communities…

Actress Tatyana Ali donates $100K to Winter Garden midwifery school

Good News Notes: “She’s been on soap operas and one of the most successful sitcoms of all time. Now Tatyana Ali is stepping up to help a local organization that helps expectant mothers and the midwives who help them deliver. Ali played for a local cause during a recent celebrity edition of Wheel of Fortune….

Meet Mr Trash Wheel – and the other new devices that eat river plastic

Good News Notes: “The Great Bubble Barrier is just that – a wall of bubbles. It gurgles across the water in a diagonal screen, pushing plastic to one side while allowing fish and other wildlife to pass unharmed. The technology, created by a Dutch firm and already being used in Amsterdam, is being trialled in the Douro…

DOLE FOOD COMPANY RENEWS ITS COMMITMENT TO COMBATING CHILDHOOD HUNGER IN 2022

Good News Notes: “Dole Food Company has renewed its partnership in 2022 with No Kid Hungry, a campaign to end childhood hunger in America. The company’s alliance with the national campaign first began in summer 2020 in response to the impact of COVID-19 when schools closed and millions more U.S. children were left facing hunger. The strategic…

Kevin Hart makes $100,000 donation to Oklahoma City nonprofit

Good News Notes:  “Comedian and actor Kevin Hart is giving back to communities across the U.S. just in time for Giving Tuesday. He teamed up with Sam’s Club to surprise the Oklahoma City-based nonprofit Positive Tomorrows with $100,000. Along with monetary donations, Hart surprised some children and families with gifts – including laptops, karaoke machines…

Sustainable Home Care Company Full Circle® Brands (“Full Circle”) Launches For Good™, A Family of Sustainable and Compostable Household Disposables

Good News Notes: “Full Circle, a leader in responsible home care products, is proud to introduce its newest brand: For Good, a family of sustainable and compostable household staples including cling wrap, parchment paper and trash and zipper bags that turn into earth instead of microplastics and perform just like the conventional alternatives. “The surge…

Hero Veterans Tackle Food Insecurity and Feed Fellow Vets

Good News Notes: “Former Marine Corps cook Dionisio Cucuta, Jr. has served 2.7 million meals since March 30, 2020. At the beginning of the pandemic, the retired chef and disabled combat veteran partnered with the food rescue organization Table to Table, feeding 3,000 families — including 250-300 veterans — through his Table to Table Tuesdays program…