These are the Top 7 Best News of Last Week — April 4, 2022
🧑🤝🧑- Hi, this is Erica and I hope you had a great weekend. Let’s read some good things that happened in the last 7 days!
The House passed a bill capping the cost of insulin at $35 a month in a move that could impact diabetics around the country. McBath, Rep. Daniel Kildee and Rep. Joseph Morelle, co-sponsored the Affordable Insulin Now Act in the House.
“Why is it that a child born with this disease must spend around $6,000 a year for life on a drug that has been around for over a century?” said McBath.
- People should not have to pay the equivalent of buying an XBox every day for the rest of their lives just so they don’t die from diabetic shock.
2. Sacred land returned to Native tribe in Virginia. More than 460 acres of land will be reacquisitioned
Tribal land in Virginia was returned to the Rappahannock Tribe during a celebration hosted by the Department of the Interior Friday.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland joined the Rappahannock Tribe, Chesapeake Conservancy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in honor of the tribe’s historic reacquisition of roughly 465 acres at Fones Cliffs.
3. All 42 children who were reported missing on school trip were found
42 children were reported missing on Monday during a school trip in Nahal Og near the Dead Sea. All were located and are in good condition, rescue forces announced at 8:30 p.m.
At 9:00 p.m. police reported that 18 children had been rescued, 21 were located by a drone and rescue forces were making their way to them on foot, and three others were located and made contact with a search helicopter.
-The buddy system is flawless!
4. EU wants to force fashion firms to make clothes more durable and recyclable
The European Commission is calling for an end to fast fashion by 2030, as it announced a vast expansion of eco-design rules that could in future apply to any product, starting with textiles.
The EU executive also wants large companies to disclose how much unsold stock they send to landfill, as part of a wide-ranging plan to crack down on throwaway culture.
5. It’s a girl: Super rare Sumatran rhino born in captive-breeding center
Indonesia has reported the birth of a Sumatran rhinoceros in a captive-breeding program targeted to save the critically endangered species from extinction. The new calf is the first child of captive rhino Rosa at the Way Kambas Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, and Andatu, a male who was himself born at the sanctuary in 2012.
This new captive birth of a Sumatran rhino has rekindled hopes among experts and officials for more newborns in the future.
6. Airbus flew its A380 on 100% sustainable aviation fuel made from used cooking oil
As per a statement on Airbus’ website, the first A380 flight fueled by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) took place on Friday. Airbus’ A380 test plane took off from Blagnac Airport in Toulouse, France at 08:43 on March 25th, according to the firm.
It was used in 1 of its 4 engines for a 3 hour flight.
7. Kids wrote pleas to help unwanted shelter pups find homes. It worked.
Second-grade students at St. Michael’s Episcopal School in Richmond, as part of a class project, wrote persuasive letters to help get animals at Richmond Animal Care and Control adopted.
They took the project very seriously and wrote carefully crafted letters that used descriptive words they learned in class to persuade potential adopters.
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