It is part of an ongoing drive to enhance cycling infrastructure across the Netherlands. [Source: Renewables Now]. “They act as rubbish collectors, which helps keep the mountain environment healthy,” he says. South Africa’s first black female helicopter pilot teaches girls to fly. According to Dag Falk-Petersen, head of airport operator Avinor, by 2040 all of Norway’s short-haul flights will be electric. The front door was locked but Priya managed to open the backdoor latch and let him in. They dug in, waited for two days—and then an avalanche buried them six feet deep in snow. “The most important thing to us is to make a difference to the serious water situation in the world today,” says Johan Nihlén. The elvers were found in water-filled bags inside a Malaysian woman’s suitcase. In a move described as a “small revolution”, Switzerland has overturned a ban on women showing their shoulders in parliament. A British government study suggests the herbivorous rodent’s habit of building dams in rivers could help prevent flooding by drastically slowing the flow of water as well as purifying water polluted by agricultural fertilizer. They followed 1,200 businessmen considered at risk of heart disease due to weight, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. The next day more people came and before long Latić’s café had become a kitchen for migrants. “We are all war veterans. “The goal is not just to clear up, but also to show that nature itself can teach us to take care of the environment”, says Nicolas de Villiers, president of the park, which receives two million visitors a year. Ibbotson turned to builder Roy Allen, who was shocked at the state of the house when he arrived to quote for repairs. The Puy du Fou park in the Vendée region has trained the birds to pick up litter by installing a small box that delivers a nugget of food each time one of the birds deposits a cigarette butt or small piece of rubbish. “The policy is to treat each individual differently,” says Goulão. It turned out the couple, Sharleen and Ron Gillies, had been driving the 350 miles from Edinburgh to Cambridge for a last visit to Sharleen’s terminally ill mother. Learn about the cool jobs you could have in the future. Long-held hopes of building a tunnel connecting Spain with Morocco have been raised with a new study concluding that the major technical challenges can be overcome. On: July 2, 2020. Lucy Hughes (above) used fish offcuts to develop a strong, flexible and translucent material called MarinaTex, which looks and feels like plastic but can be disposed of as compostable food waste. Norwegians are way ahead of the rest of Europe in switching from petrol to electric vehicles (EV) with the country notching up the highest per capita EV ownership in the world. Nadï van Watering, 25, sent the tweet, hashtagged “maatjegezocht” (“seeking a pal”) hoping for a reply. When a car packed with explosives detonated in the busy Mansour district of Baghdad, Karim Wasfi, the conductor of Iraq’s National Symphony Orchestra, did something unusual. I hope it becomes part of a global answer to the abundance of single-use plastic waste.” [Source: Dezeen/The Guardian]. “That was the fate of Jews then, but it might be Muslims tomorrow.”. Every day we share good news stories from around the world. Experts believe that the Swiss … Rather than being arrested and possibly jailed, those caught with no more than a ten-day supply instead received a warning, small fine or were told to report to an official about treatment. Some are given special hyper-sensitive hearing aids. “We believe this is a wild natural species—an extremely inconspicuous animal with nocturnal habits.”, The cat-fox had long been part of Corsican shepherds’ mythology, says agency field worker Carlu-Antone Cecchini. Homeless Dubliners have a new opportunity to get off the street under a scheme that trains them as tour guides. “Neighbours used to ask, ‘why all this trouble at your age?’. The unusual drugs bust came to light after detectives tapped the phones of a suspected gang; four men now face trafficking charges. It’s seen as an alternative to the costly process of storing CO2 underground. Back in Garges-lès-Gonesse, 16-year-old volunteer Adil Nazir, says: “It’s rewarding to see we’ve reached so many people. We are no longer supporting IE (Internet Explorer) as we strive to provide site experiences for browsers that support new web standards and security practices. The reporter’s attire, the newspaper Tages-Anzeiger sarcastically noted, had “unduly restricted the ability to concentrate of many of the nobility”. Located above the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in the southwest of the city, the farm will have its own on-site bar and restaurant for 300 diners, using vegetables and fruit grown on-site. “Suddenly, I was having to do my own homework instead of handing it out.”, “Basel is a firefighter,” says head teacher Gerald Schneider. By Savannah … HMS Argyll (above) was sailing towards Plymouth after nine months in the Asia-Pacific region when it picked up a mayday call. E-cars are expected to take 55–60 per cent market share for new cars this year, and Norway looks set to meet its target of phasing out the sale of all new fossil fuel-based cars and light commercial vehicles by 2025. Smartphones have become such a part of modern life that for many of us living without one feels impossible—and their power to distract has been shown to make people less productive. Kahlfeldt says that the nappy can withstand repeated machine-washing, and that she has managed to engineer stretchiness in the fabric by using a special method of knitting natural yarns, so avoiding the need for synthetic elastic. I wanted to do what I could to help,” he says. Now they were stranded less than halfway there. For Switzerland too,” he told the Sonntags Zeitung newspaper. (meaning Agreed? Their paintings express the euphoria and tremendous hopes for a better, freer future. Similar schemes are running in other European capitals, including Berlin, Vienna and Prague. The scent-tracking ability of dogs has helped archaeologists discover Iron Age tombs in Croatia dating back nearly 3,000 years. “I wasn’t afraid, just a bit frightened,” said Irene later. Three years ago, the 55-year-old restaurateur’s concern over food waste and homelessness inspired him to open a pop-up kitchen in an impoverished district of Milan, where he and fellow chefs used 13,000kg of scraps from markets to create 10,000 free, nutritious meals for the poor. She persuaded him to sit with her and talk about his troubles. However, through her research, Hughes found that she could create a substitute for plastic by using red algae to bind proteins from fish skins and scales into translucent sheets. “I was expecting it to be pretty bad. Living microbes are put in liquid and fed with carbon dioxide and hydrogen released from water via electrolysis. News of the World is another book on a list of award nominees I’ve worked my way through in the last … “We simply don’t know, and we don’t want to endanger these good deeds,” says journalist David Mache. Some 136 years after construction began, Barcelona’s famous Sagrada Familia basilica is finally to get a building permit. “But only a small part of that touches your hands or rinses off the plate.”. To her surprise, it generated a million “likes” and 50,000 messages. After first aid on the beach, Benedetto was treated in hospital. Now three entrepreneurs who met at Copenhagen Business School—Maths Mathisen, Florian Winder and Vinoth Vinaya—have launched an app to combat smartphone addiction, particularly among students. News of the World by Paulette Jiles is a 2016 William Morrow publication. “We have women who wear the headscarf, cleaning women, executives from big companies, Jewish women who wear wigs, Christian women from posh areas, and secular women,” says Nakache. Bear-watching has also boosted the region’s tourist economy. Under the scheme, called “Watch over my parents” (Veiller sur mes parents), families can pay from €20 a month for postmen and postwomen to check on their parents during morning rounds. The car was nose down in the canal and rapidly filling with water and mud. Hind Ayadi, founder of the arts charity Espoir et Création in Garges-lès-Gonesse, got 40 young people picking up litter and trash to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage them to take pride in their neighbourhood. As the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaches, the future of the longest remaining section of the wall that became a symbol of the Cold War has been secured. stories of the world’s dumbest criminals. The former war-torn Bosnia has become the latest thoroughfare on the European migration route and has struggled to cope with the arrival of thousands of migrants and refugees en route to Croatia. In the U.K. it received mixed reviews. Disabled by a car accident 25 years ago, Rita Ebel had long been frustrated by the number of shops and cafés inaccessible to wheelchair users. A Norwegian TV show is taking some of the toxicity out of current political debate by forcing guests to be courteous to each other. It provides a step-by-step manual along with other support and the basic approach is the same. The Argyll’s Leading Seaman David Groves, went into action, battling the “worst conditions” he had ever faced. Some two million boar are thought to roam Italy. “But now there is no difference between girls and boys. An anti-pollution initiative in the Italian city of Bologna is rewarding people who get out of their car and cycle or take public transport instead. Hans Stöckli, president of the Swiss parliament, said the ban was “antiquated”. We recommend our users to update the browser. Top-tier Russian university graduates are helping to address the poor educational standards in their country’s remote villages. This year, the Amsterdam café marks its 10th anniversary—and has now inspired more than 1,500 other repair cafés around the world. Barcelona veteran Juliano Belletti (pictured) is among the high-profile supporters of the project, which holds thrice-weekly sessions led by coaches who are refugees that have been granted asylum. Spain is often criticized for an appalling attitude towards animal welfare, particularly in Andalucia. Albatrosses have been used to detect illegal fishing in the Indian Ocean in a pioneering study by researchers at France’s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). Read about the strangers who saved two boys from a riptide in Florida. “I can’t explain to children who have come to Germany as refugees why it is that they are suddenly here,” says Basel Alsayed (pictured). Dean explains, “I was just trying to be a decent human, because so many people drove past.” As a result, the couple reached Sharleen’s mum in time to say their goodbyes. An act of kindness … [Source: I Newspaper/BBC News/The Guardian/The Big Issue]. He was in a lot of trouble, frightened, and had swallowed sea water.”. The intention is that residents will stay for around 12-16 months before moving into permanent housing. Andy Bool, head of the charity Sea Life Trust, said: “We’re delighted that they are safely in their sea sanctuary care pools.” Conservationists hope the sanctuary will be a model for rehoming 3,000 whales and dolphins currently housed in traditional captive facilities or performing in shows. It is a big surprise,” says Miller modestly. “Instead of ending up in the bin these wonkies should end up on someone’s plate,” says Kingma. Love Conquers All. “I thought, ‘My God, this has happened in my lifetime. To their surprise, Marseille accepted the challenge, and in turn challenged Montpellier. One declared goal is to increase the number of women on executive boards by applying the existing minimum 30% quota to 600 companies instead of just 105 currently. Don’t miss these incredible stories of real Canadian heroes. For example, a user can steer it simply by shifting body weight, and cannot tip it over. Damien Galvin was on his way to work near Cork, Ireland, when he was surprised to receive a FaceTime call from his daughter, Priya. As police secured the area, he took out his cello, sat on a chair and began to play amidst the debris. Animal Livestreams, Grocery Delivery Start-Ups & More Good News Happening in the World Right Now. Vienna is set to reward those who get around the city on foot, by bicycle or by public transport instead of using their cars. New HIV cases from infected needles dropped from 907 in 2000 to 18 in 2017. “Coal is now in terminal decline all across Europe,” says Kathrin Gutmann of the U.K.-based lobby group Europe Beyond Coal. A Finnish company has found a way to produce a protein-rich food using just air, water and electricity. The food is expected to launch commercially next year and appear in products such as yogurts and protein meals within two years. For every 1,000 Norwegians, there are now 55 EVs on the road. “Anyone could suddenly end up in a situation that puts them in a wheelchair, like it did me.” “It’s a brilliant idea,” says Malika El Harti, who has one of Rita’s ramps installed at the entrance to her hair salon. The country had a serious addiction problem in the 1990s, but then decided to decriminalize all drugs. Made up of 11 two-bed houses, the village provides a community approach to homelessness. The bias against produce that doesn’t conform to an ideal shape stems partly from past EU legislation restricting the sale of wonky fruit and veg, even though the law was relaxed ten years ago. Sadly, these wild animals were added to the endangered list in 2019. His response was to transform a three-wheeled van into a mobile library. Since 2012 the town of Ii has invested heavily in geothermal, solar and wind energy projects, halving its CO2 emissions from 2007 to 2015. Members of a youth charity in a north Paris suburb that is known for gang violence were amazed when their efforts to clean up their neighbourhood inspired a national clean-up campaign. The room, beneath the Medici Chapels in the city’s Basilico di San Lorenzo, could be opened to visitors before the end of next year. “People are considered as a sick person and they must access treatment with the same dignity as people who suffer from other diseases.”, The figures are startling. Every day huge amounts of food are thrown away as supermarkets offload produce that has passed its best-before date; restaurants, cafés and bakeries dispose of uneaten meals and foods for similar reasons. That’s the magical thing about kindness: it doesn’t cost anything and it changes the world one person at a time.”. “Sometimes it’s good to make people feel a little bit guilty.”. For 20 years, our positive news from around the world has uplifted and inspired millions to become more optimistic. The U.K. is third with 3.2, followed by France with 3.1 and Germany with 2.4 EVs per 1,000 people. The 52-year-old Frenchman (pictured) sailed from Honolulu to San Francisco, swimming through the 79,000-ton trash vortex he describes as mainly “an underwater smog of microplastic.” He spent eight hours a day in the water, finding everything from abandoned fishing nets to old toilet seats. [Source: Good News Network]. The government’s sovereign wealth fund—the world’s largest—has announced it is selling its stake in 134 oil and gas companies that don’t have renewable energy divisions. Community (This content is not subject to review by Daily Kos staff prior to publication.) 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