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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