Good News Friday

  • The history of the end of poverty has just begun. Our World in Data.
  • First-ever pig-to-human heart transplant offers hope for thousands in need of organs. USA Today.
  • Researchers find a new target for a universal flu vaccine: the “anchor”. Freethink.
  • A Texas team comes up with a COVID vaccine that could be a global game changer for low income countries. NPR.
  • First female judge nominated for Pakistan’s supreme court. The Guardian.
  • mRNA vaccine technology has helped repair broken hearts in mice. New Scientist.
  • Grazing livestock among the trees is helping to prevent wildfires. Reasons to be Cheerful.
  • Beijing meets state air quality standards for first time in 2021. Reuters.
  • U.S. sees record job growth in 2021. Bloomberg.
  • Spain returns to pre-pandemic employment levels thanks to creation of 776,000 jobs in 2021. El Pais.
  • Thousands of seasonal farmworkers will get their much-deserved raises after all. Daily Kos.

For more good news, check out The Progress Network, and Future Crunch.

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