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Good News Tuesday for September 20, 2022: Hydrogen Powered Trains, Celebrating Sober Anniversaries, Restoring Biodiversity in England, Safer Streets in Portland, and Kelp Forests Growing in Australia

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Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

World’s First Fully Hydrogen Powered Passenger Trains

The first fully hydrogen-powered passenger train service is now up and running in Germany. The only emissions are steam and condensed water, and the trains run with a low noise level. I found this story in my Good Newsletter. Here are the details.

Celebrating Soberversaries

Staying sober is a big accomplishment for a recovering alcoholic. These days, people are being more open about their recovery and celebrating each year of sobriety with activities ranging from quiet reflection to sober celebrations with friends. Axios has more about this trend.

Restoring Biodiversity Across England

farmers and landowners are working “to restore nature and reduce flooding while still producing food will be supported by the government in 22 locations across England.” The Guardian has details.

A Creative Project for Safer Streets in a Portland, Oregon

Shootings in a section of Portland, Oregon have decreased by 64% in the first three months of a pilot program which redirected traffic and created a park. For details and pictures, click HERE.

Kelp Forests Growing Strong Down Under

A recent global diving survey by the University of Western Australia discovered kelp forests growing faster than land crops and outgrowing “even the mighty Amazon Rainforest.” The most productive forests were found in South Australia and South Africa. This is particularly good news after Tasmania lost much of its kelp forests due to climate change. The Good News Network has more on this story.

Here’s a video about re-forestating in the ocean off Australia’s coast.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, 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 as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

18 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday for September 20, 2022: Hydrogen Powered Trains, Celebrating Sober Anniversaries, Restoring Biodiversity in England, Safer Streets in Portland, and Kelp Forests Growing in Australia

  1. HI JoAnna, these really are all encouraging and uplifting stories. Thanks for sharing them.

  2. You really found some gems this week, JoAnna! Hydrogen-powered trains help people breathe cleaner air and are also quieter!

    The kelp forest cleans the air, supports ocean life, and helps to increase the food supply.

    What great news! ❀ Thank you! We can all use such good environmental news about now!

  3. Loved the story from my homeland here in the UK England JoAnna… Lots of caring people concerned about the land…
    Some really good shares my friend .. Thank you JoAnna.. ❀ πŸ™

  4. Lots of good stuff here, JoAnna. My favorite is the hydrogen powered train.

  5. All very good news!! How are you feeling?

    • I’m very glad you enjoyed the good news. I feel like my recovery has stalled going neither forward not back. Though my cough is slightly more productive, it still chases the cat away. We got a pineapple bc I read it might help the cough. I’m going to get another covid test tomorrow. Thanks for checking in! ❀

  6. It’s amazing how you always manage to find and shine a bright light in the midst of the darkness! Thank you, JoAnna!

  7. The German trains and our own efforts at countryside regeneration are definitely good news

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  9. I liked the Kelp Forests and the Hydrogen train stories. They were terrific!

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