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Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 07:32 am
Another three stories from the mainstream media about "what went right" rather than "what went wrong".

Loss of a son in shark attack inspires artist Richard Linden to work through emotions by Anthony Pancia (ABC South West WA)

Content warnings: grief, description of animal attack. Richard Linden was the father of Ben Linden, who was killed in a shark attack in July 2012. As a way of dealing with his grief at losing his son, he's been moved to write and perform music solo. He was a performer at the 2017 Nannup Music Festival.

Female traffic light signals to go up at pedestrian crossing as Committee for Melbourne tackles 'unconscious bias' by Yvette Gray (ABC Victoria)

As part of a 12-month trial, ten female pedestrian figures will be installed on traffic lights at the intersection of Swanston and Flinders streets in Melbourne. The experiment is an effort at increasing visual representation of female persons, and working to reduce unconscious bias against the idea of women being visible in public.

Legally blind Tasmanian furniture maker invited to exhibit work at international light show by Felicity Ogilvie (PM, ABC Radio)

Tasmanian furniture maker, Duncan Meerding, has been invited to exhibit his work at the Euroluce lighting show in Milan in early April. Mr Meerding makes lamps out of tree stumps which would otherwise be treated as waste wood, and works to source sustainably grown product.

So there's my three for the day. If you've found something in your news feeds about "what went right", why not share a link in the comments?

(PS: Welcome back to anyone reading on InsaneJournal. Nice to see the site back up again. So there's another thing which is going right!)
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 01:09 am (UTC)

UK carbon emissions at 120-year low (Guardian)

UK moves towards cutting out all coal-fired power stations by 2025 have already produced a dramatic drop in coal-sourced pollution, as well as contributing to lower carbon emissions overall.