World’s largest carbon-capture plant Orca opens in Iceland

Good News Notes: “The world’s largest direct air carbon capture and storage plant has started operating in Iceland, run by Swiss company Climeworks. Named Orca, the plant sucks carbon dioxide directly from the air and buries it as rocks deep underground, using technology from Climeworks‘ Icelandic partner Carbfix. Orca has the capacity to remove 4,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the…

Opec member urges oil producers to focus more on renewable energy

Good News Notes: “The finance minister of Iraq, one of the founding members of the global oil cartel Opec, has made an unprecedented call to fellow oil producers to move away from fossil fuel dependency and into renewable energy, ahead of a key Opec meeting. Ali Allawi, who is also the deputy prime minister of Iraq,…

Heimdal pulls CO2 and cement-making materials out of seawater using renewable energy

Good News Notes: “One of the consequences of rising CO2 levels in our atmosphere is that levels also rise proportionately in the ocean, harming wildlife and changing ecosystems. Heimdal is a startup working to pull that CO2 back out at scale using renewable energy and producing carbon-negative industrial materials, including limestone for making concrete, in the process,…

Durg forest division plans reforestation over 2,500 acres

Good News Notes: “The Durg forest division of Chhattisgarh has launched a large-scale reforestation programme, which aims to cover 2,500 acres of land, on the periphery of a limestone mining area owned by the Bhilai Steel Plant of the Steel Authority of India Limited. Currently, the Durg division’s forest cover is over 248.59 hectares, which is 0.04…

Nonprofit Organizations Offer Free Produce for Food-Insecure Families Across SoCal

Good News Notes: “Organizations are opening a world of produce for food-insecure families across Southern California. Nonprofits like Seeds of Hope and the Pico-Union Project are under an umbrella of groups with Food Forward at the top. Rick Nahmias is the founder of Food Forward, a nonprofit organization that brings fresh surplus fruits and vegetables to people experiencing food insecurity…

newly launched ‘leandrop’ brand provides sustainable clothing made from hemp and bamboo

Good News Notes: “formed by three young entrepreneurs concerned about climate change, the ‘leandrop’ fashion brand provides sustainable clothing made from hemp and bamboo. founded between the streets of barcelona and amsterdam, the company has a mission of contributing towards a lean world of fashion everyone is valued and respected, and the environment is treated with dignity. the new…

Utah tech company may hold the key to solving the world’s food problems and cutting water use while also fighting climate change

Good News Notes: “Before Utah’s searing, mega-drought summer, came the winter storm of 2021. In February tornadoes and ice storms swept across the nation causing massive damage. Hardest hit was Texas, where millions lost power, over 200 people died and economic damage exceeded $195 billion. Agriculture saw devastated crops and livestock killed in massive numbers….