Good News Wednesday

Updated: Jun 12, 2020

Enjoy our quick, uplifting news snippets from all across the globe.

  • EU plans for 3bn trees to be planted in next 10 years to tackle biodiversity crisis.

  • UK Government to axe tariffs on 60 per cent of global imports next year, making everything a little cheaper.

  • Europe: those of you who are sick of pretending to know how to teach Phonics to your kids, it's good to know there are no significant spikes in corona rates from the 22 countries that have re-opened schools.

  • Italy: set on the banks of the Arno in Florence, Museo Galileo and it's fabulous exhibits can now be viewed virtually from the comfort of your armchair.

  • Vaccine: after a set back in Oxford, US company Moderna’s RNA vaccine raises hopes for a solution.

  • China: toddler abducted 32 years ago re-united with his parents.

  • US: Portable sinks are being installed by a non-profit called Love Beyond Walls. The aim is to help homeless people in the US wash their hands during the pandemic. The sinks are cleaned three times a day.

  • City transformations: Worldwide, in good news for humanity and the planet, the dominance of the car is being seriously challenged for the first time in decades.

  • YouGov polling suggests that only 9% of people want life to return to "normal" after lockdown and a further 48% say they would happily take a pay cut for the opportunity to spend more time working from home. What's the future of offices?

  • Ireland: a company in the village of Moneygall has been using drones to ferry goods from pharmacies and shops to homes.