The Good News: Week of Oct. 26


In these days, we are all in desperate need of some good news. So, join WSPN’s Alyssa Dickstein as she shines light on one piece of cheerful news every week.

All-day long, we are accosted by negative headlines. In a world where stories like these are the epicenter of our lives, maintaining a positive outlook on life can be hard. Let’s face it, on a day-to-day basis, alarming or negative headlines are the only ones we hear about. Between this reality and the current outbreak of COVID-19 that’s affecting our well-being, we are all in desperate need of a healthy dose of optimism. In order to brighten up your day, and possibly renew some of your faith in the world, here is a current event that, indisputably, qualifies as good news.

In Los Angeles, California, the 10 lanes of the US 101 Freeway cut through the terrain and environment of some endangered species. Why is this good news? The National Wildlife Federation is doing something about it. When a road cuts through an animal’s natural environment, it is negatively affected in several ways. For example, freeways can cut animals off from the rest of their packs, among other things. Now, the Federation is obtaining funding to create a wildlife crossing, so that animals may cross the freeway easily and without the threat of oncoming cars. What exactly is a wildlife crossing? Well, picture an overpass of grass arching over a freeway. These innovations might seem impossible, but they already exist and work to save animal habitats and ecosystems in other places like Alaska and the Netherlands.

For more short, to the point, good news stories that might just give you the glimmer of hope you need, tune into WSPN’s “The Good News” every week. This week’s story is courtesy of this Oct. 26 article.