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Good News This Week: September 23, 2023 - Lunches, Voters, & Climate Initiatives

Your weekly roundup of the best good news worth celebrating...
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How Activists Made the American Climate Corps a Reality

The new American Climate Corps will help young people find climate jobs in the green economy and could place 20,000 people in jobs in its first year.
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14 Problems in the World — And Their Potential Solutions

A roundup of some of the major challenges of our time — and reasons to be hopeful.
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Oregon Is Turning Sewage Into an Endless Supply of Green Energy

Converting poop into heat and electricity offers a tantalizing proposition: more waste equals more clean power...
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This New U.S. Bureau is a Beacon of Hope for Global Health

The new federal agency will focus on global health and pandemic prevention by coordinating U.S. foreign assistance and fostering international cooperation.
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11 Ideas To Celebrate World Humanitarian Day (2023)

The world needs humanitarian support more than ever — and those who step up to serve that role deserve our support.
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Artificial Intelligence Takes on the World's Deadliest Infectious Disease

FHI 360’s Double X strategy — which uses the assistance of AI technology — is increasing and improving Tuberculosis screenings, and subsequent treatment, in Vietnam.
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7 Good News Stories About HIV/AIDS To Give You Hope

The fight against HIV/AIDS is far from over, but there are plenty of milestones to celebrate in the meantime.
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Why Pete Buttigieg is Hopeful About the Future of U.S. Transportation

Secretary Buttigieg sat down with us to talk about the importance of mobility, the future of transit, and how delivering for communities leads to a stronger democracy.
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Namibia is Ahead of Schedule in Targets To End HIV/AIDS Epidemic

The rate of new HIV infections in Namibia is five times lower than it was in 2002, thanks to the strategic response of local governmental agencies and organizations.
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