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After Exhausting Day of Hard Work, Two Friends Find ‘Heaven Sent’ Fridge in the Middle of a Field (GNN Podcast)

Not only was the mini-fridge a perfect reward for their hard labor, they became folk heroes and learned the history of the ‘Little Appliance That Could’.

After Exhausting Day of Hard Work, Two Friends Find Fridge Full of Cold Beers in the Middle of a Field

Not only were the beers a perfect reward for their labor, the men were also able to find the fridge's original owner as well.

Innovative Austin Micro-village Will Rent to Homeless for $210 a Month

On Wednesday, an overflow crowd gathered at a groundbreaking for an innovative concept to take homeless people off of Austin streets. Alan Graham, president...
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World’s First LEED Platinum Hospital Thriving in Austin

Unique among its peers, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas is the first healthcare facility in the world to achieve a LEED Platinum...
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Almost a Fourth of New Homes in Austin are Green

Long known for its save-the-planet ways, Austin, TX continues to be a national leader in producing eco-friendly homes. More than...

‘Sober Bars’ Are Giving More and More Recovering Alcoholics a Social Place for Fun Without Booze

Not only does it give sober patrons a place to have fun, it also helps them become adjusted to traditional bar environments.

Disabled Student Can Pursue Her Dreams of Being a Cellist After Teens Build Her a Specialized Prosthetic

When this disabled youngster told her orchestra director that she wanted to play the cello, dozens of volunteers banded together to grant her wish.

Good News in History, November 4

150 years ago today, the first issue of the scientific journal Nature was published. The debut issue featured an article describing some recent work...

Wells Fargo to Donate $1 Billion to Affordable Housing and Homelessness Across America

Wells Fargo’s new philanthropic strategy includes a $1 billion commitment to help solve affordable housing and homelessness issues across America.

25 Years After Woman Gave Favorite Childhood Book to Charity, She is Reunited With It in a Museum

Zoe Andrew somehow knew that the museum's copy of The Secret Garden was the same one that she owned as a child—and she turned out to be right.

Un Hombre de Negocios Usa la Sabiduría de la Naturaleza para Transformar Tierra Árida en un Paisaje Lujoso

Después de hacer una fortuna con la comida rápida, este hombre de Texas usó su dinero para traer agua y vida a un paisaje abandonado de matorrales.

After Homeless Man is Featured on the Front Page, His High School Friends From 1971 Rally to Get Him Off the Street

It has been over 50 years since Coy Featherson met up with his Texas friends from high school—but they’re now helping to turn his entire life around.

Carbon Emissions From 30 of the World’s Largest Cities Are Already Dropping Since Signing Climate Pact

Not only have dozens of the world's most influential cities curbed their CO2 emissions, they have also passed legislation on plastic and free transit.

Businessman Uses Nature’s Wisdom to Transform Drought-ruined Texas Hills into Lush Landscape

What was once an abandoned landscape of waterless scrubland has been transformed into a lush green oasis—thanks to the business acumen of a nature-lover...

Good News in History, October 5

46 years ago today, Elton John released Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. The double album was his seventh and thought to be his best. Most...

This New Bioreactor Uses Algae to Capture as Much Carbon Dioxide as an Acre of Trees

This AI-monitored bioreactor can capture and sequester the same amount of carbon as an acre of trees in one year.

Wheelchair Climber Pushes Limitations on 2,300-mile Road Trip Through Majestic Wilderness

When Nerissa Cannon became disabled in 2013 and had to use a wheelchair full-time, she felt like she had lost her entire identity. As...

Paralyzed Patients Regain the Use of Their Hands Thanks to Breakthrough Nerve Surgery in Australia

New surgical techniques have restored hand fuction for 13 quadriplegics, thanks to an Australian doctor that can relocate nerves.

Take a Warm Bath 1 to 2 Hours Before Bedtime to Get Better Sleep, Researchers Find

Bath time isn't just for fun and relaxation—researchers have now discovered that climbing into the tub before bed can help you get a better night's sleep.

The Only Way for 4-Year-old to Get Surgery 3,000 Miles Away Was Fully-Equipped RV—And Strangers Sprung for It

When a 4-year-old with fatal heart defects needed to travel 3,000 for new miracle surgery, RV owners at Outdoorsy paid for the entire package.