Sometimes you just need good news

Since there is an off-topic category, I think make this topic is a good idea. Please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.

How I put this… I do not want to be uninformed out here, but news media like only bad news, as sensationalist as they can make them. If I enter in any newspaper, or if I watch the news, I get depressed. It’s unavoidable.
So I thought “there should a good news media” to be a little happier. But didn’t find it.

So I’ve created this topic with just one purpose: to share good news. I don’t mind what those news are. A good news happening in the other side of the world, or a little reason for you to be happier today. Well, if you are happier today that’s a good news by itself!


Here is one, pretty recent, that I find to be good news, especially with how important the Rainforest is for the Earth.

Brazil’s Lula recognises six new indigenous reserves


Oh, that’s exactly what I meant with good news! :smile:


I completely share your opinion about the media and their tendency to sensationalize and bad news. Sometimes it seems that the good news gets lost in the stream of negative reports. So I’m very glad you created this thread to share good news and inspiring stories. In fact, even a little joy or reason to smile can have a huge impact on our mood and overall well-being. From time to time, we all need a reminder that there are a lot of good things going on in the world. Whether it’s advances in science and technology, advances in art and culture, or just stories of kindness and mutual help, good news inspires and brings joy. I support the idea of this topic, and I’m sure it will attract many people who want to share positive moments and inspiration. I will keep an eye out for updates in this thread and rejoice in every good news that comes out. Thank you for creating such a space for positivity and hope. Wishing us all more joy and good news in our lives!


Thanks! I agree with anything you said.
When you watch the news, it seems that everything is awful and getting worse and worse, but that’s simply not true.
Every time something bad happens, around five good things happen too. And I want to know those too!

I don’t have any good news to share since I created this topic, but I have a spark of hope with one thing I read yesterday from a reliable weatherman.
This April has been specially hot and dry (we reached 38,5°!), and that’s a severe matter because we are fighting a drought.
However, it seems like May is gonna be colder and more rainy than other years. I hope that forecast come true!


A new tax law in Massachusetts allows every public school student to get free breakfast and lunch. :slight_smile:



Nice, and it’s funded by the highest tax bracket. That’s what I like to see!


That’s awesome. They passed a similar law a year or so ago in my home state of Michigan, and it has definitely made an impact on our family. I also think that children shouldn’t have to worry about where a meal is coming from while they are trying to focus on their education as well, but that is the socialist in me.


Sorry, had to fix that.


Very true. lol I thank you.


CD Projekt employees form a union:

We started as a Company commission at CD PROJEKT S.A., created to voice the employees’ concerns about the safety and conditions of employment.

We joined forces with people from other companies to represent all Polish gamedev workers and improve the employment conditions in the whole industry.


At least something good on the news today!


Negotiators from the European Parliament and EU member states on Tuesday reached an agreement to stop large retail groups of destroying unsold clothes and footwear.

Brussels is seeking to address textile consumption in Europe, which has the fourth highest impact on the environment and climate change after food, housing and transport.

The latest agreement comes as part of a wider initiative after the European Commission proposed changes to the bloc’s so-called ecodesign rules.

MEP Alessandra Moretti, who spearheaded the legislation through parliament, said: “It is time to end the model of ‘take, make, dispose’ that is so harmful to our planet, our health and our economy.”

Full details of requirements for individual products have not yet been finalized with parliament and member states still needing to officially approve the agreement, although that this is believed to be a formality.

The agreement outlined that the European Commission can issue legally binding requirements to make goods such as furniture, tyres, detergents, paints and chemicals more environmentally friendly.


That’s awesome. Now we need the US and major retailers to follow suit.

Just reading quickly through the statistics is so depressing, but something needs to get done and if people don’t know, or have remained ignorant, this will hopefully provide some sort of wake-up call.


I wanted to post a German news article about this, but then I stumbled upon this article and it was way more fun to read, also I am scared off Krispy Kreme conquering Europe soon.

Summary, but read the article:

The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has now proposed tripling parking rates for SUVs in central Paris to €18 an hour, and €12 an hour for the rest of the city. The measure, which would include hybrids and electric vehicles over a certain weight limit – though with an exemption for Paris resident parking – would affect roughly 10% of the cars in the city.

Hidalgo’s administration has pitched the increased parking fee as a form of social justice (taxing the owners of expensive cars) as well as a way to encourage use of public transport.


Great to hear good news before 2024 election year.


This discussion was had for so long as I can remember, I can’t believe it is finally coming now. Funny enough they want the law to start to work on April.1 … I will only fully believe it the next day. :smiley:


Never too old to fight for a change:

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, France delivered its ruling in a case brought by more than 2,000 Swiss women, the majority of whom are in their 70s, against Switzerland’s government. They argued that climate change-fueled heat waves undermined their health and quality of life, and put them at risk of dying.

The court ruled that the Swiss government had violated some of the women’s human rights due to “critical gaps” in its national legislation to reduce planet-heating emissions, as well as a failure to meet past climate targets.

This amounted to a breach of the women’s rights to effective protection from the “the serious adverse effects of climate change on lives, health, well-being and quality of life,” the court said in a statement.

It marks the first time the court has ruled on climate litigation. There is no right of appeal and the judgment is legally binding.


Wow, I could NEVER imagine something like this happening in the US.


Which is why the US should not still be held up as the “pinnacle” of the Weston world, nor should many others that like to think other are. Every government the world over needs to be held accountable for similar transgressions but given how much so many countries bend over for the fossil fuel industry (US, UK, AU, Canada, etc) I can’t see it happening either.