Innovations in water accessibility

Good News Notes: “Growing up in coastal Connecticut, Flora Klise’s childhood was shaped by water. She spent summers taking sailing lessons and working at a local marina. But it wasn’t until she stood next to a well in rural Tanzania that she realized she wanted to pursue a career in water innovation. The summer before…

Here’s a cool green way to upcycle millions of old tires

Good News Notes: “If you’ve ever seen a tire graveyard piled high with trashed rubber, you can easily understand that Israeli company EcoTech Recycling has a green gem of an idea. EcoTech’s nontoxic process produces a unique material, Active Rubber (AR), from end-of-life tires. With1.6 billion tires manufactured annually, and 290 million tires discarded each year in…

Dallas Cowboys help Tarrant Area Food Bank distribute meals

Good News Notes: “The Tarrant Area Food Bank had just one simple request: a huge, vacant parking lot. It was a task the Cotton Bowl and the Dallas Cowboys could easily provide. The Tarrant Area Food Bank held their “Meals for Moms Mega Mobile Market” on Tuesday, distributing food to almost 4,000 families that drove…

Plastic pollution: Chinese scientists identify polythene-eating bacteria

Good News Notes: “Chinese scientists say they have identified a blend of marine bacteria that appears capable of breaking down polythene, one of the most ubiquitous plastics on the planet and source of much of the pollution  in the world’s oceans. While the plastic-eating qualities of bacteria are already well known to the scientific community,…

Cat rescued from plastic jug after 10 days recovering well

Good News Notes: “Animal rescues treasure the moments they save animals. Kitty City waited 10 days for this exciting lifesaving moment. This feral cat is counting its blessing after Kitty City volunteers began tracking him 10 days ago. “A lady and her husband and her friends would go out everyday. They would set up trail…

Researchers develop breath test for rare inherited disorder

Good News Notes: “Methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) is a rare genomic condition that disrupts the normal metabolism of certain proteins and fats, resulting in a toxic accumulation of methylmalonic acid in the body. This build-up may lead to irreparable kidney impairment, metabolic liver dysfunction, pancreatitis, intellectual disability and eventually, without treatment, death. Researchers at the National…

Tesla founder Elon Musk has spent $150 million on charity in 2021

Good News Notes: “Elon Musk is on a philanthropy spending spree. In the months immediately after briefly becoming the world’s richest person, Musk has been transforming his profile as a philanthropist, appearing seemingly every few weeks bearing gifts — in public. That represents a departure from Musk’s penchant for privacy and his relatively thin history as a…