What nice things are going on?

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Feeling overwhelmed or stressed by the rest of the news? Have a look at some of the positive things that have been going on in the world! The most popular entries are found at Best of nice things and the older entries found in the archives.

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You can post any kind of news or commentary in here as long as it’s good news, inspiring, cute, light-hearted or just positive overall! Please keep serious and/or stressful news to WIGO:World, WIGO:COVID, WIGO:Vote, or whichever other WIGO is most suited to it.

If an issue affects a specific country or countries, please remember to label it with the corresponding flag using the country flag template.
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You can share any positive news story here, even if it was already listed at another WIGO.

What is going on?

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Extra! Extra!

June 2021

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5United States California. A 17-year-old-girl confronts a bear to save her dogs and lives to tell the tale.

May 2021

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6United Kingdom Scotland Jake the dog was horribly abused and buried alive under a pile of rocks. He needed extensive surgery and six weeks of treatment. Now he's doing OK and has a permanent home with one of the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals people who rescued him.
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7United Kingdom England Two orange lobsters escape being sold as food when a customer recognizes them as being extremely rare. Only one in 30 million lobsters is orange.
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9EcuadorGalápagos tortoise found alive is from species thought extinct
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7United Kingdom The UK government's Action Plan for Animal Welfare will enshrine into law that animals can feel hunger and pain and are aware of their surroundings. It will make it illegal to export live animals for slaughter, import hunting trophies or keep primates as pets. And it will make microchipping cats compulsory/

April 2021

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8United States Department of Education restores disability student loan debt relief for some borrowers
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7United States A study finds that empathy training reduces recidivism rates
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10Russia A dog interrupts a weather report and steals the correspondent's microphone.

March 2021

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7United KingdomWales By the 16th century, all the beavers in Britain had been hunted to death. They have recently been reintroduced to England and Scotland. And now Wales.
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11United StatesTexas. The February winter storm in Texas prompted citizens to launch the largest sea turtle rescue operation in history.

February 2021

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8United KingdomEngland By hiring out her goats to appear on Zoom meetings during lockdown, farmer Dot McCarthy has earned ₤50,000. That money has kept the farm open and has meant that none of the staff have had to be furloughed.
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11United StatesKatherine Johnson, the African-American woman who pioneered American space flight and was one of the country's most brilliant mathematicians, gets some belated recognition with a spacecraft named after her.
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10United Kingdom Supreme Court rules that Uber drivers workers, rather than self-employed
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15United StatesTexas. "I'm not a cat" - Confused lawyer gets stuck with cat filter during virtual court case
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9AustraliaAustralia has now allowed some low-dose CBD preparations to be available over the counter. For context, most parts of Australia have made very few attempts to legalise or decriminalise cannabis in any capacity, and where medical cannabis was available, it was usually extremely time-consuming, difficult and expensive to access.

January 2021

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9Nigeria Several remaining missing schoolgirls escape from Boko Haram
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7Kenyathe World Kenyan investors create bio-robotic arm prosthesis controlled by brain signals
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8United States Amateur investors buy GameStop stock and screw over Wall Street in the process
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6United StatesCalifornia. Porpoise population rebounds after California bans gill nets
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13United StatesBiden says Keystone Pipeline to be cancelled on his first day in office
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26the World 2020 has finally ended! (That should already say it all. What more can we say?)

December 2020

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11United KingdomEngland Two newborn kittens were spotted on the conveyor belt of a recycling plant just in time.

November 2020

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17United KingdomEngland 2020 has been a great year for the recently reintroduced beavers in England.
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7United States The US flag has been reclaimed by Biden supporters as a symbol of unity, bigly discrediting the MAGA cult's alleged monopoly on US patriotism and their attempts to appropriate it as a divisive "with us or against us" pro-Trump symbol
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15United StatesColorado. Voters in Colorado have approved a statewide family leave programme
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12United StatesNew York. Rocky, an owl found trapped in a Christmas tree, has been rehabilitated and released back to the wild
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14United States ‘Frankie the Adventure Goat’ has traveled over 60,000 miles across America in an epic road trip
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15United Kingdom Noodles, an extremely cute guard dog, has won a comedy pet photography competition
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23United KingdomScotland Scotland becomes the first country in the world to give free tampons and sanitary pads to everyone who needs them..