Snippets of positive news from around the world, on land and beneath the oceans.
France: A handkerchief belonging to Marylin Monroe has single-handedly saved a historic Paris theatre from bankruptcy after its owner auctioned the legendary Hollywood actress’s ephemeral possession for €300,000 (£270,000).
Amazon has launched a $2 billion venture fund to invest in companies developing ways to cut greenhouse-gas emissions. It said the fund would focus on startups that could help it achieve “net zero” emissions by 2040. But that's changing rapidly.
Ocean mapping: One of today's strange facts is that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about our planet's ocean floor. Brazil: In good news for the rest of the country, a judge tells Bolsonaro to behave and wear a face mask, reminding the President he's not above the law and risks fine if he continues to break rules.
Italy: There's been a surge in bicycle sales since the government ended lockdown and people steer clear of public transport, responding to significant government incentives to help the environment.
US: Twitter hid yet another of President Trump’s tweets yesterday with a warning label - the fifth tweet from the president that twitter has labeled in the past several weeks - saying the tweet violates its policy prohibiting abusive behavior and specifically “the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group.” Good news for common sense!
Apple Maps to help remove 'range anxiety' by plotting road trips that are best for EV charging stations en route, factoring in a driver's battery status, range, and EV model. That's good news for EV owners and the environment, as it should help persuade more to switch to electric.
Canada: Well done teenager, Darius Sam, who decided to turn his life round by giving up weed and alcohol, and runs an ultra-marathon. Raising $80,000 for local food bank.
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