Good News Friday

  • Benin, Uganda and Rwanda eliminate sleeping sickness as a public health problem. WHO.
  • Happier employees, higher profits: Restaurant owners spend more, and it pays off. The Counter.
  • Wild mammals are making a comeback in Europe thanks to conservation efforts. Our World in Data.
  • Electric vehicles displaced roughly 1.5 million barrels per day of oil last year, new analysis shows, an amount slated to grow as EV sales keep rising. Axios.
  • Conservation win for Bangladesh as efforts to halt vulture decline pay off. Mongabay.
  • It was a toxic wasteland. Now it’s a national park. National Geographic.
  • Waste wood chemically recycled to produce material stronger than steel. NewScientist.
  • Hawaii-based startup unveils world’s first ocean carbon-removing machine. Optimist Daily.
  • Cancer deaths among Black people drop, but still higher than other groups. STAT.
  • Workers’ leverage is here to stay. Axios.
  • Morocco extends paid paternity leave from 3 to 15 days. Morocco World News.
  • Alcohol use among young people has declined in many western countries over the past two decades. Addiction (PDF link).
  • US citizens are eating less meat—and that’s driven a 35% decrease in dietary carbon emissions over 15 years. Anthropocene.

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

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