Vegetable fats linked to lower stroke risks, reports say

Good News Notes: “New research has found that diets with fat from vegetable sources instead of from meat are associated with a lower risk of stroke, according to reports. The observational study utilized 27 years of data from more than 117,000 medical professionals, pulled from the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. According to NBC News, the study’s authors…

Eating Chili Peppers Slashes Heart Attack Death Risk

Good News Notes: “Your heart is one of the most vital organs in your body, but keeping this muscle healthy isn’t always easy. Due to risk factors like high blood pressure, physical inactivity, and excessive alcohol use, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack every 40 seconds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Tours at Animal Friends Sanctuary benefit shelter, promote compassion

Good News Notes: “Two-year-old Blake Burkley dissolved into a fit of giggles when it came time to feed the cows. Perched on her mother’s hip, the girl laughed as cows named Mary and Jesus searched with their tongues for a tasty treat. For Alexa Burkley of Irwin, a tour at Animal Friends Sanctuary in Unity was a…

Energy Dome uses CO2 for long-term power storage for renewable energy

Good News Notes: “….The company told us that a CO2 battery’s optimal charge/discharge cycle ranges from four to 24 hours, positioning it perfectly for daily and intra-day cycling. It points out that this is a fast-growing market segment, not well served by existing battery technologies. Specifically, the hope is to charge the CO2 battery during the daytime…

Winn-Dixie delivers holiday meals to military families

Good News Notes: “Military families in need got a boost last week when employees of Winn-Dixie donated hundreds of turkeys and holiday meal essentials, just in time for the big feast. A long line of cars streamed in and out of the parking lot at the Neptune Beach store for the event, held in partnership with the USO….

Meet the Siblings Fighting Plastic Pollution

Good News Notes: “Can you both tell us about your organization, Hidden Plastic, and what inspired you to start an environmental initiative? Zara: Hidden Plastic educates people through a series of dark comedy videos on some of the problems, but also solutions, to the global micro-plastics issue. We started our journey in the summer of 2020 when…

Boat owners use drones to create global database on plastic pollution

Good News Notes: “AnimaMundi Ocean Data Solutions, DJI and Lagoon are using drones to build a comprehensive database of plastic waste on coastlines throughout the world. AnimaMundi is a not-for-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. Its proprietary technology interprets photo and video records to extract a single-use plastic bottle count. The information can be captured via an app using…