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99 Good News Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About in 2021

What if bad news wasn’t the only news?

Image credit: David Wimble

“The vaccine is one of the greatest achievements of mankind.”

Breast cancer survivors in the United States.
Bears Ears National Monument in Utah
ABC report on the return of the Daintree
Salonga National Park in the DRC
Women’s rights activists at a rally in Beunos Aires
Swiss couples celebrate the legalization of gay marriage. That balloon by the way, says Gleiche Liebe, Gleiche Rechte… “Same love, same rights.”
Members of all-female landmines clearance team search for unexploded ordnances in Vietnam. Image credit: Reuters
New water tap installed in Goa, India
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo tens of thousands of former child miners are now attending school, two years after the government made primary education free for all. An additional 2.5 million children have been able to go to school there since 2019.
A charging station in Baker, California. Credit: Philip Cheung/The New York Times

In terms of products, there is no longer any rational reason to opt for a combustion engine in the near future.

Tiger mother and cub in Nepal
Arguably one of the most amazing animal rescues ever pulled off.
Need we say more?



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Angus Hervey

From Melbourne and Cape Town, with love. Political economist and journalist, and co-founder of futurecrun.ch