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.
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.
March 23, 2023
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.
July 27, 2023
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.
August 17, 2023
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.
August 22, 2023
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.
September 28, 2023
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.
November 2, 2023
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.
November 14, 2023
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.
November 16, 2023
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.
November 23, 2023
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.