Collection of good news snippets to get Tuesday off to a bright start.
Making a difference: In New Orleans, a trumpeter named Shamarr Allen wanted to find a way to get guns out of kids’ hands, so he turned to what he knows best: music. He recently created a gun-for-trumpet exchange programme - called Trumpet Is My Weapon - and has so far collected half a dozen guns that he turned over to police.
Creating coral reefs: Underwater sculptures are replenishing the marine ecosystem. See 2 minute video.
England: Overall, single-use plastic bags have declined by 95 per cent since the introduction of the 5p charge in 2015.
Costa Rica: This small Latin American country has the most successful forest management model on earth.
New research has found that a simple blood test could spot Alzheimer’s disease years before symptoms appear. Early diagnosis is important because it provides more opportunities to treat the disease and halt its progress.
Thousands of light years away, there's a "space butterfly" coloured with brilliant blues and clouds of purple and red. It's an image we've never seen in this much detail before.
South Africa: Rhino poaching has decreased by 53% in the first six months of 2020, which continues the good news of the dramatic downward trend of the last five years.
US: Connecticut just passed a major bill to start holding police accountable. The law is the latest state-level effort to reform American policing since the death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police in May.
Arizona: Retired U.S. Marine was out for a jog when he heard someone screaming. He immediately ran towards the sound and saw a 3-year-old child about to be dropped out of a burning, third-floor apartment. "I saw another guy was standing there ready to catch the boy, but he didn't look like he was going to do it, so I stepped in front of him." And, happily, successfully caught the toddler.
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