The Parish of Sandal Magna

The Parish of Sandal Magna
St. Helen's and St. Paul's Church
Serving Sandal, Walton and Portobello in Wakefield UK.

Good News

Some good news from the web-site,

1. World hunger is at its lowest point for 25 years
2. The Rio Olympics featured more female athletes than ever before
3. The Paris Climate Change Agreement came into force
4. For the 24th year in a row, teenage pregnancy rates declined in the UK and US
5. Wild tiger numbers increased for the first time in 100 years
6. The number of women dying from pregnancy and childbirth-related causes has almost halved since 1990
7. Evidence suggests that major diseases, from colon cancer to heart disease, are now starting to wane in wealthy countries
8. India turned on the world’s largest solar power plant – spanning 10 sq km – in the state of Tamil Nadu
9. Public smoking bans appear to have improved health in 21 nations
10. Black incarceration rates fell in the US
11. Measles has been eradicated in the Americas – the first time the disease has been eliminated from an entire world region
12. An HIV cure may be a step closer after a trial cleared the virus in a British man
13. Italy became the last large Western country to recognise same-sex unions
14. China installed 20 gigawatts of solar in the first half of 2016
15. Volunteers in India planted 50m trees in 24 hours
16. Life expectancy in Africa has increased by 9.4 years since 2000, it was announced this year
17. The amount of money it would take to eliminate extreme poverty is now lower than the annual foreign aid spend
18. Giant pandas are no longer endangered
19. The number of deaths from malaria is at a global record low
20. The World Bank says we are now one generation away from achieving universal literacy

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