http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/the-25000-monumental-trees-of-italy-are-old-habitats-shrouded-in-legend/ I recently had to have a hundred year old sugar maple tree cut down in front of my house. It was diseased and rotten from the core out, so it was dangerous. However, while I was waiting for an available tree doctor to determine it's fate, I got an eyeful of how old treen … Continue reading A little good news — about protecting old trees
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/responsive-drip-irrigation-system-changes-agriculture-saves-30-50-water-costs/ Get used to hearing about RPI. A smart irrigation system that responds to plants when they are thirsty... it wastes far less water and this will be essential in our ever warming climates.
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/beach-cleaning-robot-helps-4ocean-clean-plastic-from-beaches/ At the time of this article they exceeded their 16 million pounds of plastic picked up! This new tool added to their team increases their ability to pick up 16x. I'm just wondering how it remains safe for the wildlife living in the sand and what it does with all the seashells it grabs! … Continue reading A little good news — about the 4Ocean guys!!!
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/fionn-ferreira-won-google-science-fair-2019-with-microplastic-cleaning-fluid/ Please read the article.. it's quick and really inspiring. It makes me wonder if I could challenge my high school students to come up with similar ideas about cleaning the environment...
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/wood-alternative-sustainably-made-from-kombucha-waste-dyson/ This is simply amazing!!! For me, the beauty of wood has always been in its imperfections. Raw edge planks, burls, knots... all add amazing effects to the wood when oiled and stained. Now this wood made from the waste product of a currently popular beverage can be configured into all sorts of strange possibilities... … Continue reading A little good news — about tree-friendly wood substitutes
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/epa-bans-toxic-pesticide-chlorpyrifos/ It's the right direction for sure! All these pesticides have been killing our gut biology for decades and the result is far more allergies, cancers, and a slew of leaky guts. Furthermore, we are now realizing that bad guts causes a bunch of other mental issues: sleeplessness , depression, stress, low focus, anxiety. That's … Continue reading A little good news — about our food supply
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/swedish-company-hybrit-makes-fossil-fuel-free-green-steel-from-hydrogen/ The development of this "green steel" is interesting in itself, but I am inspired by the manufacturer... they are taking this invention to the next level and deciding to produce it for the global market in fossil fuel free plants. Effectively removing carbon emissions from the manufacturing process at all its levels! Bravo!