OGN Wednesday

Updated: Jul 7, 2020

The mid-week round up of positive news snippets.


  • New Zealand: The the kakī (or black stilt) is the world’s rarest wading bird but, thanks to conservation efforts, is now making a comeback as its population rises by 30%.

  • US: The clever boffins at MIT have created a robot that uses UVC light to disinfect warehouses.

  • Norway: Fertilizer relies on fossil fuels. A Norwegian company could change that.

  • India: The country's unit of Amazon.com Inc has eliminated all single-use plastic in its packaging across all fulfillment centers.

  • London: Shining a deep red light for three minutes a day into your eye, even through the eyelid, can significantly improve declining eyesight, finds a new study by University College, the first of its kind in humans.

  • Uganda: New home-produced mud stoves provide a solution to the country's deforestation crisis and means villagers are breathing cleaner air.

  • Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg says (finally!) the company will change the way it handles rule-breaking speech from high-profile politicians in the future amid an advertising boycott that has drawn participation from large firms across several sectors.

  • Austria: Is boosting financial incentives for buying battery-powered cars and bicycles, and will triple grants for charging points from July.

  • UK: McDonald’s to install electric car charge points at all drive-thrus.

  • You don't need one, but you'll definitely want one (either for yourself or as a gift). Hit the slopes in style with these ultra-realistic animal ski masks. OGN reckons they'd look pretty cool keeping you warm just about anywhere.

  • Reddit is done pretending The Donald is fine. The social platform just banned the president’s most notorious internet fan club, as part of a site-wide purge of forums that “promote hate.”

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