Good News Friday

  • For the first time in the history of Hawaii’s prison system, there are no incarcerated juvenile females. Newsweek.
  • Scientist develops antimicrobial, plant-based food wrap designed to replace plastic. Rutgers.
  • Nanoparticle sensor can distinguish between viral and bacterial pneumonia allowing doctors to avoid prescribing antibiotics in cases where they won’t be effective. MIT News.
  • U.S. House passes a major wildlife conservation spending bill. NPR.
  • A look at state efforts to combat climate change in 2022, so far. Changing America.
  • Hoboken hasn’t had a traffic death in four years. Curbed.
  • Colombia’s landmark Road Safety Law could save countless lives. WHO.
  • Buying from Mark Cuban’s pharmacy could save Medicare billions, study says. The Wall Street Journal.
  • Evanston, Illinois is the first city to offer reparations to Black residents. Reasons to be Cheerful.
  • A Brazilian town fought poverty using basic income. Yes!
  • Skills-based hiring is catching on as fewer employers require college diplomas, a major step toward shrinking the racial wealth gap. Reasons to be Cheerful.

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

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