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…

New restrictions could see L.A. go plastic-free

Good News Notes: “A new “zero waste” policy in Los Angeles could see the city go plastic-free in the near future. L.A. city officials say it’s time to lead by example and continue phasing out plastic items and products that are wasteful and detrimental to the environment. This includes utensils, polystyrene or styrofoam food containers,…

California runs on 100% clean energy for the first time, with solar dominating

Good News Notes: “For the first time ever, California, the world’s fifth-largest economy, was powered by 100% clean energy on Saturday, April 30. That milestone was driven largely by solar power. California’s 100% clean energy milestone Energy demand statewide reached 18,672 megawatts at 2:45 pm, with 37,172 MW available. (Excess is exported to neighboring states.) 101% of…

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,…

California solar bill would extend access, savings to renters and low-income families

Good News Notes: “California has been the clean energy frontrunner in the United States, and it has been particularly strong in deploying distributed, rooftop solar. Distributed generation, especially when paired with energy storage, has numerous advantages in cost savings, efficiency, a lessened carbon footprint, the preservation of land, and more when compared to centralized resources….

Musk, Bezos Agree on a Solution to San Francisco Homeless Crisis

Good News Notes: “Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are the two richest people in the world.  They are tech-savvy and entrepreneurs who have both disrupted legacy industries. Automotive with Tesla  (TSLA) – Get Tesla Inc Report for Musk and trade and distribution with Amazon  (AMZN) – Get Amazon.com, Inc. Report for Bezos. They have not finished transforming the world given the…

Stanford engineers create solar panel that can generate electricity at night

Good News Notes: “A team of engineers at Stanford University have developed a solar cell that can generate some electricity at night. The research comes at a moment when the number of solar jobsand residential installations are rising. While standard solar panels can provide electricity during the day, this device can serve as a “continuous renewable power source…