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Good Info2023 Year in Review: Good News Stories

2023 Year in Review: Good News Stories

To recap 2023, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year.
Today we’re looking at some of the positive stories that made the news.

4-Day Work Week Good for Companies & Workers

February 28, 2023

Last year, 61 companies in the United Kingdom took part in the world’s largest test of a four-day work week. The results were so positive that 92% of the companies are planning to keep the new schedule.

Tokyo: a Good Place to Lose Things

March 23, 2023

Japanese yen bills
Nobody likes to lose money. But if you happen to drop some cash by accident, Tokyo, Japan may be one of the best places to do it. Tokyo police report that last year, people turned in a record-breaking amount of lost money – roughly $29.6 million in cash.

Seatrac: Helping Wheelchair Users Enjoy the Sea

July 27, 2023

A man rides toward the sea in the chair of the Seatrac system. His wheelchair remains on the beach.
People who have trouble walking or moving around often have a hard time enjoying the beach. But hundreds of beaches in Greece now offer a new way for people in wheelchairs to get into the water by themselves. It’s called Seatrac.

Making the Switch to LED Light Bulbs

August 17, 2023

A variety of lit LED light bulbs.
On August 1, new rules went into effect in the United States that make it against the law to sell most incandescent light bulbs. These are older-style light bulbs that create light by heating a wire. The law is expected to save energy and help the environment.

Ecuador Votes to End Drilling in National Park

August 22, 2023

Yasuní National Park, Ecuador - a variety of green trees are seen at the edge of a placid body of water.
On Sunday, Ecuador held a special vote on whether oil drilling should be allowed in Yasuni National Park. The vote was part of a larger election to choose the country’s next president. Nearly 60% of Ecuadorian voters chose to protect the park.

Assefa Smashes Women’s Marathon Record

September 28, 2023

Tigst Assefa set a new women's world record for the marathon on Sunday. Her time of 2:11:53 beat the old world record by more than two minutes. The closest female behind Assefa finished six minutes later.
On Sunday, Tigst Assefa of Ethiopia shocked the running world by smashing the women’s world record for the marathon by over two minutes. Assefa finished the Berlin Marathon in just 2 hours, 11 minutes, and 53 seconds.

The Beatles Release One Final Song

November 2, 2023

The Beatles - head and shoulders shot of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.
Today, the world-famous musical group the Beatles are releasing a new song. It’s called “Now and Then”. The “new” song was written around 45 years ago, and has taken a very long time to finish. It’s special because it’s the last song the Beatles will ever make.

Australia Offers Support for Climate-Hit Tuvalu

November 14, 2023

Tuvalu, Funafuti Atoll
Tuvalu is a tiny island nation in the Pacific Ocean. It’s also one of the countries most threatened by climate change. Now Australia and Tuvalu have made a deal that gives the people of Tuvalu a place to go if their islands become unsafe because of rising seas.

Kenya Celebrates New Tree-Planting Holiday

November 16, 2023

Two boys planting a tree as part of National Tree Growing Day.
On Monday, people across Kenya took part in the country’s first national tree-planting holiday. The holiday was created by Kenya’s president, William Ruto, to encourage people to plant trees as part of a plan to fight the climate crisis.

Raising Millions for Other People’s Medical Bills

November 23, 2023

A picture of Casey McIntyre smiling at the camera at the beach.
Casey McIntyre recently died of cancer. Before she passed away, Ms. McIntyre set up a way to help others. Now, over $600,000 has been donated in her memory, and that money will help to pay off around $60 million of other people’s medical bills.

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