Good News Friday

  • There’s been a 33% overall reduction in cancer deaths since 1991 and an estimated 3.8 million deaths averted, mostly due to the decline in tobacco use. American Cancer Society.
  • Here are all the positive environmental stories from 2023 so far. Euronews.
  • EU solar deployment rate soars by almost 50% in 2022. Energy Monitor.
  • A powerful laser can redirect lightning strikes. Science News.
  • Medicare begins to rein in drug costs for older Americans. The New York Times.
  • 118th Congress is most racially diverse to date. The Hill.
  • 118th Congress breaks record for lesbian, gay and bisexual representation. Pew Research Center.

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

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