20 Under-Reported Good News Stories That Deserve Your Attention

INSHPublished: January 12, 201871 plays$0.04 earned
Published: January 12, 2018

The world can seem pretty glum at times and it is easy to get caught up in all that negativity! Here is a list of 20 positive stories to perk you up!

Did you know that honey bees are making a comeback. After years of declining populations, colony collapse disorder is down 27%. Since 2000, the amount of child labor in the world had been cut in half. 100 million more kids are getting an education and enjoying their childhood instead of working.

The snow leopard has been taken off the endangered species list. Even though, they are still considered vulnerable, but experts estimate there are at least 4,000 living in the wild. Scientists have found a way to breed coral on section of the Great Barrier Reef. The project has the ability to restore damaged coral populations on the world’s largest reef system.

The caliphate of ISIS has been destroyed. While ISIS still exists as a terrorist group, Islamic State’s plans have been snuffed. Teen pregnancies have fallen 67% since 1991. Access to and use of contraceptives have led to the lowest teen birth rate in history.

Saudi Arabian women were granted permission to drive. The decision may also improve the economy by increasing women’s participation in the workplace. The world’s most prominent financial players are stepping away from the fossil fuel industry. The planet’s biggest pension funds are ‘decarbonizing’ their portfolios, saying goodbye to oil and gas.
China halted production of 553 car models for not meeting their fuel efficiency standards.

The country’s government is also developing a timetable for a ban on sales of fossil fuel vehicles. 2017 was the safest year ever in the aviation industry. Even with more people flying to more places, no jets crashed in passenger service across the world.

Mali has hired bodyguards to protect the most extremely endangered of Africa’s elephants. After forming an armed brigade to protect the endangered giants, not a single one had been killed.
Chille just converted 11 million acres into national parkland. Chille hopes to ‘rewild’ Patagonia in an effort to roll back decades of development and deforestation.

A global crackdown on parents who refuse vaccines for their kids has begun. France, Germany and Australia are finding anti-vaccine parents in order to prevent measles outbreaks. 193 of the world’s nations have pledged to stop ocean plastic waste. 9 million tons of plastic flow into the oceans every year, killing marine life and entering the food chain.

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