Good News Friday

  • Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014? It helped fund a new ALS drug that was approved by the FDA this week. NPR.
  • This 100% solar community endured Hurricane Ian with no loss of power and minimal damage. CNN.
  • In 2021, 40% of the electricity produced in the United States was derived from non-fossil fuel sources. US Department of Energy.
  • Guaranteed income programs have been a lifeline across the US, new research shows — especially for parents of color. Bloomberg.
  • Australia’s most-polluting coal plant to shut decade earlier than planned. BBC.
  • California allows affordable housing on some commercial properties. Los Angeles Times.
  • More than twice as many Americans support than oppose the #MeToo movement. Pew Research Center.
  • U.S. jobless claims hit lowest level in five months. The Wall Street Journal.

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

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