Great Barrier Reef, Australia ©dcarsprungli

According to the WWF’s Living Blue Planet Report, more than half of the world’s coral reefs have died in the past 30 years due to climate change, overfishing and pollution. “Over 25 per cent of all marine species live in coral reefs, yet they cover an area about half the size of France.” Increasing pressure […]

Sustainable food for all Source: Oxfam East Africa, licensed with CC BY 2.0

Each of the richest people on earth has a carbon footprint some 175 times greater than that of someone in the poorest 10% on the planet, according to estimates by Oxfam, thereby driving climate change and its devastating effects worldwide. Yet it is not the rich who are suffering the most from the effects, or […]

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, USA ©dcarsprungli

Protecting 30% of the Earth by 2030 is the goal of the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People. This intergovernmental group of more than 50 countries co-chaired by Costa Rica and France, with the United Kingdom as Ocean co-chair, aims to secure a global deal for nature and people that can halt the accelerating […]

By Danielle Carpenter – According to UNICEF, “Nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition, translating into the loss of about 3 million young lives a year. Undernutrition puts children at greater risk of dying from common infections, increases the frequency and severity of such infections, and delays recovery.” Malnutrition can be […]

This should catch everyone’s attention! Even Bill Gates is taking the time to point out some positive news. His list of top good news stories in 2015 includes the following:     1. Africa Went a Year Without Any Polio 2. Neil Tyson Made a Stunning Case for Science 3. Global Health Innovators Won the Nobel Prize 4. SAT […]

Deviating from our usual practice, here’s an op-ed from our editor-in-chief.  I recently came across this statement on LinkedIn: “Being positive in a negative situation is not naïve. It’s LEADERSHIP”. In a nutshell, that’s what The Good Times is all about. Finding the positive in life, and even in negative situations. As is often heard […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL. THE GOOD TIMES WISHES EVERYONE GOOD HEALTH IN 2014, AND PLENTY OF GOOD NEWS.

It’s what The Good Times has been saying for a while now. Read less news and track down the helpful, encouraging stories. You’ll achieve increased well-being. An article in The Guardian puts it eloquently. Consuming the news as it’s disseminated today is harmful. According to this article, it misleads, it’s irrelevant, it’s even toxic, and it […]

Researchers are studying social media and the spread of good news and gleaning some very interesting findings. “By scanning people’s brains and tracking their e-mails and online posts, neuroscientists and psychologists have found that good news can spread faster and farther than disasters and sob stories,” says John Tierny in his 18 March 2013 New […]

The Good Times is excited to find a site that posts links to good news: it’s the Great News Network.  Some of the latest good news stories on that site are: Tokelau islands shift to 100% solar energy New opportunity for rapid treatment of malaria EU on track to exceed Kyoto emissions goal Costa Rica’s […]