Good News Friday

  • In 2021, 147 countries have improved their overall score on the Social Progress Index since previous indices. Social Progress Imperative.
  • HPV vaccine saves thousands of women from cervical cancer, UK study shows. The Guardian.
  • Tucson OK’s measure to gradually raise minimum wage to $15 AP.
  • Hiring grows in U.S. as employers add 531,000 jobs, beating expectations. NBC News.
  • Firefighting robots go autonomous. Scientific American.
  • A father and son in remote Siberia are trying to engineer an ice age ecosystem. Peer-reviewed scientific papers show they are slowing global warming. Reuters.
  • Japan start-up designs wind turbine that can harness typhoon energy. Reuters.
  • 20 recent justice reform measures to celebrate. The Innocence Project.

For more good news, check out The Progress Network, Future Crunch, and Reasons to be Cheerful.

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