Take a look at this week’s positive headlines! If you missed last week’s check them out here.
These New York farmers are combatting food insecurity. Small-scale farmers in Ithaca respond to hunger through nimbleness, innovation, and mutualism.
Curious koala sneaks into Australian home and climbs Christmas tree. Picture a Christmas tree and you’ll probably think of baubles, tinsel, and fairy lights. But one Australian woman came home to find an unusual adornment: A koala.
House passes bill featured in “Tiger King” that would ban most big cat ownership. The Netflix series “Tiger King” left a mark on 2020 — and now, it may contribute to a more lasting legacy.
Massive 853-foot-tall wind turbines are coming to America’s East Coast. America’s first “commercial scale” offshore wind energy project has decided to use GE’s colossal Haliade-X turbines, the world’s largest and most powerful.
The ‘Fauci Effect’ is driving record numbers of medical school applications. Inspired by the example of medical workers and public health figures such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, students are applying to medical school in record numbers.
This California company lets you rent a living Christmas tree. As the name suggests, The Living Christmas Co. isn’t in the business of cutting down trees. Instead, they rent out live trees in big pots, ready to be decked out for the holidays.
Researchers believe they spotted new whale species off Mexico. If confirmed, the new species would mark a significant discovery among giant mammals.
A man in Florida paid off past due bills for more than 100 families at risk of having their utilities cut off. Last year, Michael Esmond paid the utility bills for 36 households in his Florida community. This year he turned it up a notch because of Hurricane Sally and the pandemic.
Your interesting clicks of the week:
Human-made materials now weigh more than all life on Earth combined. People produce 30 billion tons of material annually, making our built environment heavier than the planet’s biomass.
Astronomers unveil the most detailed 3D map of the Milky Way to date. The vast electronic atlas was compiled from data gathered by the European Space Agency’s Gaia observatory.
And finally, why we forget how early it gets dark every year. There are reasons why seeing the afternoon’s darkness outside our windows feels freshly jarring and disorienting year after year.
That’s a wrap on this week’s positive headlines. Check back next week for more of the good stuff!