Your Good News Round-Up (08/04)

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There is enough solar energy globally to power Europe โ˜€๏ธ Catch-up on this story and our other good news topics of the week ๐Ÿ˜‡

  • We know there has been a lot of bad news this week. Here's some good news to lighten your weekend, just a bit.
  • There are now enough solar panels installed worldwide to generate 1 terawatt of electricity. This could power all of Europe combined. However, energy storage mechanisms do need to be more efficient.
  • The US announced it will be issuing gender neutral passports. People will be allowed to choose โ€œXโ€ as a gender option on passport applications. The move is one of support for the non-binary community.
  • In Tanzania, a new class of bed nets kills mosquitoes which have become resistant to traditional insecticides. This in turn has led to malaria infections amongst children almost half.
  • The European Union has revealed a new strategy in which clothes, furniture and smartphones sold in Europe must be longer-lasting and easier to repair.
  • Finally, last month a road in London closed for 3 weeks to allow migrating toads to cross on their annual migration, preventing them from being squished.
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Science Daily

No flight, no bite: 'Mosquito grounding' bed net nearly halves malaria infection in Tanzanian children

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Fast fashion: European Union reveals fast fashion crackdown

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Good News Network

Road in London Closes for Nearly a Month to Protect Migrating Toads as They Hop to the Other Side

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2 min read