Politics & Government Good News

Ways that people, organizations, and governments are fighting to strengthen democracy in the United States and around the world

Oregon Is Turning Sewage Into an Endless Supply of Green Energy

Converting poop into heat and electricity offers a tantalizing proposition: more waste equals more clean power.
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Cape Town Solved Their Water Crisis — Here’s What We Can Learn From Them 

In 2018, after three years of poor rainfall and the worst droughts on record between 2015 and 2018, the city made the announcement “that drastic action was required to avoid running out of water entirely.” 
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The 7 Countries Accepting the Most Ukrainian Refugees

To determine which countries have taken in the most people fleeing Ukraine since fighting broke out on February 24, Stacker compiled refugee data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
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The Invisible Climate Refugee Crisis Is Finally Getting a Spotlight

This legal definition of refugees, unfortunately, doesn’t include those who have to flee their homes because of the climate crisis. But it should.
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Trans Day of Visibility: 13 Good News Stories To Celebrate

The White House put out a number of announcements about trans rights, and Charlotte Clymer is here to tell you about them because today should be about trans and non-binary joy.
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Instead of a Wall, a Binational Park To Be Built on Border of Texas & Mexico

Only two years ago, Laredo, Texas, was bracing itself for the construction of a border wall that threatened to cut off the city, its people, and the environment from its main water source. Today, a binational river park is set to be developed where the wall was set to stand.
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In Sweden, Drones are Beating Ambulances to the Scene — and Saving Lives

After two years, the Swedish pilot study shows that 95 percent of the drones arrive safely and quickly. Ambulances can get stuck in traffic jams that drones simply traverse as the crow flies.
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For Ukraine's Refugee Children, Schools Promise a Fresh Start

Europe's schools are working to make space for more than 1.5 million children fleeing the war in Ukraine.
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31 Best Madeleine Albright Quotes About Making a Difference

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” — The first female Secretary of State
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Camden, Newark, & Baltimore Lead in Building Equitable Access to Urban Tree Canopy

Maps of the hottest areas in major American cities often correspond almost directly to redlined areas on maps from nearly a century ago. Tree equity is an opportunity to create positive change.
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