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Good News Tuesday, May 12, 2020: Renewables Surpass Coal, Elder Recoveries, Eagles in England, and Repaying a Kindness

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Renewable Energy Surpasses Coal for the Month of April in the US

Renewable energy from solar, wind, and hydropower generated more electricity than coal for the month of April in the US. Contributing factors include “…low gas prices, warmer weather, a significant amount of new renewable capacity connecting to the grid late last year, and lower power demand… because of the coronavirus.” Here’s more from the Good News Network. 

 

Elders Recovering from COVID 19

Also from the Good News Network is a story about elders recovering from COVID 19.  Guadalupe and José from Spain, both 88, “had just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary a few weeks earlier when they both became ill with the virus.” Then there’s Carrie Pollock, age 99 in the UK, 104-year-old Ada Zanusso of Biella, Italy, and Cornelia Ras, the Dutch woman who celebrated her 107th birthday on March 17th. You can read their stories, along with some words of wisdom, from the Good News Network. 

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Eagles are Back in England

Eagles had been almost hunted to extinction in the UK. “Now, 240 years after the last sighting, a mature white-tailed eagle was confirmed soaring in the wild high over the North York Moors.” The comeback is the result of several eaglets that were released on the Isle of Wight.”  Here’s that story from The Good News Network

Ireland Repays the Kindness of Native Americans

In 1847, when Ireland was suffering starvation during the potato blight, the North American Choctaw tribe found compassion amidst their own suffering of forced relocation. The tribe raised $170 (almost $5,000 in today’s currency) and sent it across the ocean to help Ireland. Now, the people of Ireland are paying back that debt by helping  the Navajo and Hopi tribes hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.  GNN reports that “almost $2.7 million has been raised so far, with many donations flowing in from Irish citizens expressing gratitude for the help they received so many decades ago.”

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Christian, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again. I also paint angels.

17 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday, May 12, 2020: Renewables Surpass Coal, Elder Recoveries, Eagles in England, and Repaying a Kindness

  1. Those are some great news in these crazy times. Thank You for sharing!

  2. “Ireland Remembers”: A beautiful story of solidarity across space and time ❤

  3. The last one is really moving… thanks for sharing!
    Love, light and glitter

  4. You have again found some wonderful and uplifting news. I love how the bond between Native Americans and Ireland formed. Bless them both. To hear that beautiful Eagle is back is also so great.
    I used to live near there.

    All shows light in the world.

    Miriam

    • The story about the bond across the ocean, across cultures, across time, is powerful. I’m glad you love it with me. The eagle is such a powerful being, too. Eagles are a good sign! 🙂 Thanks for reading and appreciating, Miriam.

  5. Wonderful shares… I remember seeing a nature programme about the release of the eagles and so happy to learn that they are now soaring happily and thriving…
    We have several wind farms and solar fields not too far away from us.. Which is wonderful.. My Grandfather worked all his life in the coal mines… A job back in its day that would be hard graft when he would be up to his knees in water and pit ponies would pull coal…
    All the mines,/Pits here are now closed.. And its time to stop raping mother earth and scaring her land beneath the surface.. And use renewable’s… Wind turbines also have been built on the Ocean too on the East coast of England…

    Wonderful story about Ireland too…. So many perished in the potato blight and set sail for America.. It is wonderful to see so much GIVING come out of this Pandemic.. In this two way giving back … ❤

    Love and hugs dear JoAnna…. thank you for sharing such wonderful stories I have yet to read the one about the elderly recovering ….
    Sending Love ❤

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed today’s good news shares. Thank you for the personal memories of your grandfather and the pit ponies – such a hard life and hard on the earth. Yes, it’s time to use the renewables that are so freely offered. What goes around, comes around is proven with the giving. Love and hugs to you, dear Sue. ❤

  6. All good stories – The Ireland/Navajo story is my favourite.

  7. A wonderful and uplifting read, thank you for this:) I especially love the kindness story between Ireland and the Navajos. I find it good news that so many fabulous teachers and healers from all around the world are sharing their knowledge online in these times, and that we have this incredible access to wonderful information:) Blessings to you

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