Good News Friday

  • 183 ways the world got better in 2022. Reasons to be Cheerful.
  • Adolescent risk behaviours (such as drinking, smoking, drug use, crime, and sex) have declined markedly in high-income countries between 1999-2019. ScienceDirect.
  • Teen birth rates have declined 77 percent in the past 30 years. Child Trends.
  • There are more than a billion fewer people living below the International Poverty Line today than in 1990. Our World in Data.
  • Carbon dioxide emissions in the European Union reached a 30-year low this November despite Russia. The Hill.
  • This new sea salt battery has 4 times the capacity of lithium. Euronews.
  • Minimum wage rises in more than half of U.S. states. Yahoo!
  • Cancer vaccines are showing promise. National Geographic.
  • Secret Congress delivers more good news on clean water. Slow Boring.
  • Income inequality has been falling for a while now. Slow Boring.

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

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