Good News Friday

  • How progress compounds and why it matters. Farnam Street Blog.
  • Once nearly extinct, bison are now climate heroes. The Washington Post.
  • All of America will benefit from investment in clean energy and climate solutions. Watson Institute.
  • The death toll from extreme weather events in Bangladesh has drastically decreased due to a multi-layered early warning system. BBC.
  • House passes bill codifying same-sex marriage with significant GOP support. The Hill.
  • Financial services can help people escape poverty. In 2021, 76 percent of adults worldwide had an account at a financial institution, up from 51 percent in 2011. World Bank.
  • Energy crisis is hastening end of fossil fuel era, India says. Bloomberg.
  • In Alaska, coal is dwindling as green energy is on the rise. High Country News.
  • After the failure of the state’s power grid in February 2021, solar power is bailing Texas out this summer. Texas Monthly.
  • How Germany’s new immigration law gives refugees hope. DW.
  • Mother to child HIV transmission in Botswana has fallen from 40% in 1999 to 1% in 2021. Guardian.
  • After 45 years of public health efforts, Niger is on the verge of becoming the first country in Africa to end onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness. Gates Foundation.
  • Between 2000 and 2021, Indonesia reduced the share of people living below the national poverty line from 20% to 10% – lifting around 25 million out of poverty. Noahpinion.
  • Transformational therapy cures haemophilia B. BBC.

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

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