Good News Friday

  • Seven years ago, only 19% of India’s 1.3 billion people had access to the internet. That figure now stands at nearly 60%. BBC.
  • Number of uninsured Americans drops to record low. ABC News.
  • Three reasons why a radically better future is more likely than we think. The Progress Network.
  • Cuba boasts 144 new protected areas in its geography. ACN.
  • First 100,000 kg removed from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Ocean Cleaup.
  • New AR glasses allow deaf people to ‘see’ conversations by turning audio into subtitles. Euronews.
  • Genetic heart conditions could be cured for first time in ‘defining moment’. The Guardian.
  • Climate change bill would cut U.S. air pollution deaths by up to 3,900 per year, study finds. Yahoo!
  • Fourth patient seemingly cured of HIV. BBC.
  • Algorithm that detects sepsis cut deaths by nearly 20 percent. Scientific American.
  • Majority of U.S. workers changing jobs are seeing real wage gains. Pew Research Center.
  • The poverty rate in Cambodia fell to 17.8% in 2020 from nearly 40% in 2009. Vietnam Plus.

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

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