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OGN Tuesday

Updated: Aug 22, 2020

Selection of positive, uplifting news snippets to brighten the day.

  • Good news for night sky watchers: The Perseid meteor shower is about to peak. For the next week or so, if you head outside after sunset and it happens to be a clear night, look up. The sky will be putting on its stunning annual Perseids show.

  • Sisters Act: Meet the Dominican nuns who created their own $130 million climate solutions fund.

  • Australia: Family couldn't pay their rent but instead of evicting them, their landlord let them off and gave them money for urgent expenses, saying "I would want someone to do the same for me."

  • Apple announces that it plans to become carbon neutral across its entire business, manufacturing supply chain, and product life-cycle for all its devices by 2030.

  • US: Teen wins first prize of $250,000 in Science Talent competition for her harvest prediction tool that could help prevent starvation in Africa.

  • Ireland: The country just made their contact tracing app - the world's most successful - open source. The move will allow countries around the world to build their own app based on Ireland’s Covid Tracker source code.

  • Canada: An outdoorsman (as they say in Canada) befriended the most adorable adventure companion when he rescued a drowning coyote pup during a 10 day rafting trip.

  • Facebook bans troll farm running fake pro-Trump accounts like ‘BlackPeopleVoteForTrump’. The less fake news the better!

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