Going online or watching the TV can get disheartening sometimes, especially as most news is filled mostly with pandemic-related updates, wars, conflicts, political insurgencies, climate crisis, racism, and more. Everything seems to be depressing and terrifying. Of course, if these kinds of news dominate social media, headlines, and TV channels, it gets 30% more engagement than good news.
Unfortunately, media is a business, and they need to make money out of the world’s misfortunes and their viewers. But if you look elsewhere, you’ll find out that there is also much good news happening that is worth your attention.
Good News That Don’t Get Too Much Media Coverage
Every country has some good news, but this list has curated some of the most interesting news, which means there are more out there. You just have to look beyond the bad news that the media have constantly barraged the world with. So, if you want some good news to balance all the bad news you’ve been learning about, here are some countries with some of the most interesting good news:
Most people love chewing gum; it’s like a pleasurable habit that many people do after smoking a cigarette or whenever they want something flavorful to chew on after a meal. Unfortunately, most gums are not eco-friendly as they are not biodegradable; they are made of synthetic materials called polymer, which is similar to plastic. It’s the same reason why you shouldn’t swallow gums or stick them under the table or just casually throw them on the sidewalk.
If you’re wondering where the good news is, here it is: a company based in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, has created True Gum, which is a vegan gum made from biodegradable materials so wherever you dispose of them once you’ve chewed off all the artificial flavor, then it wouldn’t harm the environment. If you want more good news, True Gum’s products are now becoming more popular as more people in neighboring European countries are getting in on the biodegradable gum trend.
So, the next time your mouth is looking for something to chew on while in the middle of a Halloween attraction or a day at work, choose the eco-friendly option.
Wind turbines have been one of the best alternatives to supplying electricity to cities. Unfortunately, despite being a sustainable source of clean energy, there is a downside to wind turbines, as many birds die when they end up hitting the blades. Fortunately, a study conducted for nine years in a Norwegian municipality, Smøla, has found a solution to reduce wind-turbine-related bird accidents by 70%.
According to this study, painting the blades black will allow birds to see the turbines clearly and avoid collisions. Of course, zero bird death is still preferable, but lesser bird accidents while still using clean energy still mean progress.
Scientists agreed the bees are the most important species on the planet as 70% of the total global agriculture relies on the pollinating powers of bees. This fact has made many experts worry as the bee population is slowly declining because of pesticides, invasive species, and climate change. So, when the Notre Dame cathedral went up in flames in 2019, more people worried about the bee population as there was a huge colony of bees on the roof.
Fortunately, beekeepers found out that the bees made some miraculous survival and seemed unscathed by the fire and the toxic fumes. Now, they’re all back to work pollinating more plants and building a new colony elsewhere.
Gender equality is one of the most talked-about topics in recent times. Conversations surrounding gender have brought to light many issues that society has allowed many people to ignore for the longest time. These issues include marriage equality, trans healthcare, and more. Fortunately, more countries have been radicalizing their feminist views to challenge the system, and one of them is Germany.
While most women still earn 20% lesser, the country is looking for ways to reverse this archaic practice of the pay gap that has persisted even in modern times. Other countries like Iceland have already pioneered the change a long time ago, so hopefully, the rest of the world will catch up and this practice will stay in the past where it belongs.
The world may seem like a terrifying place to be in now, with the bad news that seems to be ubiquitous. But if you know how media works and how fear sells more, you would know that the world still has more beautiful things to offer.