Niger Significantly Reduces Maternal Deaths
“Researchers working with Niger’s health ministry say they have managed to more than halve the number of women who bleed to death after giving birth in health facilities.” BBC News has details.
Washington Is Making Buses Free Forever
The Washington DC council decided to make public buses permanently free to ride starting this summer. The council also agreed to expand bus service to 24 hours on 12 major routes downtown. Fortune has details HERE.
Wind and Solar supplied more EU electricity than any other power source in 2022.
For the first time, wind and solar power combined supplied more electricity for the EU than any other power source in 2022. Contributing factors included Russia’s restrictions on energy exports and dips in available hydro and nuclear power. “Around 83% (of the hydro/nuclear) gap was met by wind and solar generation – and a fall in electricity demand. CarbonBrief has additional details.
Paper-Thin, Light Weight Solar Cells are on the Way
Researchers at MIT are developing paper-thin, lightweight solar cells. Each sheet can generate 370 watts/kg. Take a look:
Bonus Video: Biologists Make Human Chain to Guide Dolphin
Biologist formed a human chain to guide a dolphin out of creek to a canal to leading to the ocean.
Got Good News?
I know today’s video was more intellectual than my usual closing videos.
The video originally planned for today went to next week’s draft
where I’m collecting stories about different kinds of love for February 14th.
Then I remembered the dolphin video. Enjoy!
Feel free to share a link about your good news in the comments!