Scuba Divers Remove More Than 25,000 Pounds of Debris From Lake Tahoe

Good News Notes: “At more than two million years old and more than a mile above sea level, Lake Tahoe sits on the border of California and Nevada in the Northern Sierra Nevada mountains. The water is so pure that it isn’t even required to be filtered by water suppliers, the Tahoe Daily Tribune reported. Despite the remarkable purity of its…

Believe or not, this new vegan meat is made from air

Good News Notes: “Air Protein is an entirely unique approach to making meat substitutes. It literally turns air into protein, without methane gas release and other harmful effects from agriculture. Meat substitutes offer a plethora of benefits to the environmentas a food source without deforestation, factory farming or carbon emissions. According to their website, Air Protein is…

Mooji Meats Nets $3 Million for 3D-Printed Vegan Meat Acceleration

Good News Notes: “Y Combinator alumnus Mooji Meats, which specialises in whole cut plant-based meats, has raised £3 million in a seed funding round. The Good Startup, Collaborative Fund, Lever VC and AgFunder all participated in the round. Mooji says the funding will allow it to move away from the ground and sausage analogues common…

Meat Alternatives Made From Fungi Could Cut Deforestation by 50%

Good News Notes: “Researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) have found that substituting just 20% of beef with a fungi-based meat alternative could decrease deforestation by 50% by 2050. According to the researchers, microbial protein, as the fungi-based “meat” is called, can replicate the taste and texture of real beef. But microbial proteins require far…

Baby bald eagle rescued after parent accidentally kicks it from nest

Good News Notes: “Ecologists came to the rescue of a baby bald eagle after it was accidentally kicked from its nest by its parent. The chick was sleeping Monday on one of its parents’ feet when “the parent took off, and it just accidentally knocked the chick out of the nest,” research ecologist Peter Sharpe,…

Pet food pantry: Free food for dogs and cats

Good News Notes: “Officials with the Iroquois County Animal Rescue said their Pet Food Pantry will be open on the second Sunday of every month. According to officials, there will be free cat food and dog food that are available for pet owners to pick up. County residents who are senior citizens, receiving unemployment compensation,…

Pandas devour ice cake to celebrate 50 years at National Zoo

Good News Notes: “The “cake” was made from frozen fruit juice, sweet potatoes, carrots and sugar cane and it lasted about 15 minutes once giant panda mama Mei Xiang and her cub Xiao Qi Ji got hold of it. The National Zoo’s most famous tenants had an enthusiastic breakfast Saturday in front of adoring crowds…