New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail could become a renewable energy hub

Good News Notes: “For many Americans, the name Rikers Island evokes a modern-day Alcatraz. The island jail complex, which sits a bridge away from the New York City borough of Queens, has over the last decade become synonymous with the abuses of mass incarceration, including violence by guards and between inmates as well as routine use of solitary confinement. Nearly 90% of…

Random Acts of Kindness That’ll Give You Hope

Good News Notes: “Life as we know it has changed significantly as the novel coronavirus pandemic spreads across countries and continents around the world. From closed restaurants and bars to spending more time indoors, staying at home and away from friends and family has become a way of life. Thankfully, acts of kindness, no matter…