Stranded Killer Whale Saved by Group Who Kept It Wet Until Tide Rose

Good News Notes: “A killer whale stranded on rugged rocks above the shoreline in Alaska on Thursday was saved after a group of people kept it cool with water until wildlife officials arrived. The US Coast Guard was alerted Thursday morning that a 20-foot-long orca was stranded alive on a rocky shore of Prince of…

This Robot Goes Around The Beach Helping To Pick Up Litter

Good News Notes: “Beaches are fun places to go to, but it only takes a few bad apples to ruin the experience for everyone. By that we mean litterbugs, people who don’t think about other people and just dump their trash on the beach. This includes empty bottles, cans, food wrappings, actual food, cigarette buds,…

Check out Boston’s first — and only — one-stop-shop for zero-waste products

Good News Notes: “In Boston’s North End, you can get cannolis, fresh pasta, and now, a wide selection of zero-waste products. Though Maria Camila Vasco, 23, originally founded Uvida as an online store while she was a senior at UMass Boston, Uvida now occupies a quaint, colorful storefront on Atlantic Avenue.  Vasco is an immigrant and first-generation…

‘Living shorelines’ becoming more common in CT for erosion control

Good News Notes: “Visitors to East Shore Park in New Haven aren’t easily able to stroll along the beach there. It’s not closed; it’s being physically cut off from the rest of the park by erosion. Getting to the beach requires getting down a steep slope, and there’s a good chance of slipping on the loose sand…

Brother International Partners with Clean Ocean Action for Sandy Hook Beach Sweeps

Good News Notes: “Employees Volunteer In-Person for the First Time Since Pandemic to Clean Up New Jersey Beaches BRIDGEWATER, NEW JERSEY – July 14, 2021 – Today, Brother International Corporation’s New Jersey headquarters office announced its first in-person volunteer activity since the start of the global coronavirus pandemic. On July 19th and August 19th Brother…

Mussels can be a natural filter to remove microplastics from the ocean

Good News Notes: “In the waters of a marina near the Plymouth Marine Laboratory in England, a group of mussels are busy at work: filtering the water for microplastics. As the bivalves feed, they suck bacteria, algae, and anything else in their surroundings, including microplastics, out of the water and into their gills. When they…

BP partners team researching converting CO2, waste and biomass into fuel

Good News Notes: “BP and Johnson Matthey are partnering with Cardiff University and The University of Manchester in a £9m project that aims to convert CO2, waste and sustainable biomass into fuels and products that can be used across the energy and transportation sectors. The project is one of eight business-led Prosperity Partnerships announced in…

Mississippi-based biorefinery project to convert CO2 into sustainable aviation fuel

Good News Notes: “Sustainable fuel technology company Velocys has signed a strategic framework agreement with Koch Project Solutions (KPS) to develop a biorefinery project in Natchez, Mississippi, that will utilise both renewable power and carbon capture and storage. Sharing the news today (June 30th), Velocys said that the project is expected to produce approximately 33…