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Good News Tuesday for Feb. 2, 2021: Good News from 2020, Protecting China’s Yangtze River, Saving a Life, and Delivering Vaccines to Remote Alaska

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Good News from 2020

2020 wasn’t all bad. I found this list on The Good News Group’s Facebook Page:

Protection for China’s Yangtze River

With 96 separate provisions The Yangtze river of China will receive landmark protections to begin on March 1st.

“All proposed chemical projects within one kilometer of the river will be banned, and existing ones are barred from expanding. Other polluting industries will be forced to move, while sand mining on the banks of the Yangtze will be severely restricted.”

Here’s more about this great “mother river” from the Good News Network.

USPS Mail Carrier Helps Save Elderly Woman on her Route

On January 14, USPS mail carrier Shonda Lemon noticed her elderly customer Helen Iwanski had not picked up her mail in three days. Shonda called the police for a well-being check and Ms. Iwanski was found alive, but had fallen and been on the floor for several days. After a few days in the hospital, Ms. Iwanski is now recovering in a rehab facility. You can read more at CNN.

Team of Women Delivers Vaccines to Remote Alaskan Villages

With just a few hours of light each day, an all women team delivers COVID vaccines and other health care to remote villages in Alaska. This video showing some of their journeys.

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Good News Tuesday for Sept. 8, 2020: It Takes a Village, From Homeless to Law School, Wild Birds, and Tech for Good

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Alaska Residents Used Car Headlights to Land a Medevac Plane

In the remote village of Igiugig, Alaska, a Medevac team was attempting to land to transport a child to a hospital in Anchorage. Normally in Igiugig, a pilot can turn on the runway lights from the aircraft. But on this night night that system failed, and so did trying to turn the lights from the ground. Working together, the people of the village made phone calls and coordinated with the medevac team in the air. Within 20 minutes, 20 vehicles showed up to light the runway. Read more on how it happened from CNN.

From Homeless to Law School

Kevin Lee always wanted to go to college. Now he’s made it to law school and wants to be a judge.
“After losing their house in Pittsburgh in a flood, Lee and his mom spent a year bouncing from shelter to shelter. Soon after, his uncle, who was his biggest role model, was murdered.” Sean Giggy WCNC

Here’s more on the story.

Farmer in India Provides Half an Acre for Wild Birds

“I love this atmosphere where such a large number of birds come from long distances to eat the food I have grown for them. We take so much from nature and I believe it is our duty to give back as much as we can. Every farmer must save a small piece of land to grow food for birds.” Muthu Murugan

 Muthu Murugan, a 62-year-old farmer in has provided half an acre of his land to grow food for hundreds of wild birds some of which are on the verge of extinction. Here’s more on the story.

Tech For Good: Blind Runner Competes in Ultramarathons

Simon Wheatcroft has shown how the wrist device that helps him run marathons can also help with everyday movement of people experiencing blindness.

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One-Liner Wednesday: Nookie to the Rescue!

Nookie is the nickname for Nanook, a free spirited husky mix who wanders around Alaska rescuing  lost or injured hikers. The following video gives a detailed account of how Nookie saved a solo hiker who fell down a mountain and became submerged trying to cross a freezing river.

 

And here’s the ABC News version of the story including a reunion between Nookie and Amelia and a focus on the SPOT device that helped human rescuers find them:

One-liner Wednesday is brought to you by Linda G. Hill. For more information, visit Linda’s blog here:

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